At Refund Advantage, we offer you tax refund program options that allow you to provide taxpayers with their federal and/or state refund proceeds quickly and securely by: a check printed in your office, prepaid card, or ACH direct deposit. Our full-service program gives you all the features, benefits, and revenue opportunities typically enjoyed only by the national chains.
Taxpayers can have their tax preparation fees deducted from their tax refund, while allowing the ERO to maximize their incentive earned. It is perfect for the ERO looking to provide a great product to their client, with additional revenue opportunities.
With all the unknowns in the tax preparation industry, Refund Advantage is prepared for industry fluctuations and gives you access to money when you need it most. Offering Pre-Season, In-Season, and Software Purchase Assistance.
FasterMoney™ Visa® Prepaid Card
The FasterMoney Visa Prepaid Card is an easy disbursement option for you and your
clients. The taxpayer can use the FasterMoney Card for their tax refund deposit, plus they can load additional money to access Fee-Free1 in-network2 ATMs.
Our most popular program is compatible with any tax software program! Refund Transfers allow your customer to pay your tax preparation fees from their tax refund, while allowing you to maximize your incentive earned. Our tax refund program allows you to provide taxpayers with their federal and/or state refund proceeds quickly and securely by: a check printed in your office, prepaid card, or ACH direct deposit. Our full-service program gives you all the features, benefits, and revenue opportunities typically enjoyed only by the national chains.
Easy Disbursement Options:
Disburse funds onto a FasterMoney Card that your client leaves the office with.
Disburse funds into your client's personal checking or savings account.
Instant Issue Check
Clients pick up a check that has been printed securely in your office.
Nationwide Check Cashing Solutions:
Over 10,000 check cashing locations across all 50 states!
We offer many convenient and affordable solutions when it comes to check-cashing services for your client’s instant checks! With over 10,000 check cashing locations nationwide, your clients can have easy access to their money! A toll-free verification number and website address are printed on all checks, enabling check verification 24-hours a day.
Walmart® provides check-cashing services for checks issued to your clients. Walmart charges a $4 fee to cash checks of $1,000 or less, and $8 to cash checks over $1,000. Availability and check cashing limits vary by state and are subject to applicable law. Check with your local Walmart Money Center for more details.
Our checks may also be cashed at 7-Eleven stores equipped with the Vcom check-cashing kiosk. This kiosk is a fully automated check-cashing machine with touch-screen technology in English and Spanish. Vcom is available at over 2,100 locations nationwide and is available 24 hours a day. Visit www.7-eleven.com to find the 7-Eleven Vcom location closest to you.
Offer your customers the ability to apply for an advance on their tax refund as a instant-issue check or onto their FasterMoney Card.
$500 - $6,0005
Interest may apply.
Available January 2, 20196
Low $45 in-season marketing fee for all levels6
$79 marketing fee for pre-acknowledgement loans
Offer your customers CHOICE:
A lower refund advance amount for no cost
A higher refund advance with interest fees
on the marketing fee when the loan is loaded to a prepaid card!
As a benefit of partnering with Refund Advantage, qualified tax preparers have access to tax office business loans. These loans are available to qualified EROs pre-season and in-season, and are simply paid back through your tax preparation fees.
Money to get you started:
Software Purchase Assistance
With our Software Purchase Assistance, Refund Advantage will allow you to take advantage of your software's early pricing. Once tax season begins, the advance is repaid through your tax preparation fees.
In-Season Fee Assist
Our In-Season Fee Assist Program helps you meet payroll, pay the rent, and keep the lights on at the start of filing season. Fee Assist allows you to receive a portion of your tax preparation fees early (once the IRS has acknowledged the return), helping you manage funding during the initial filing of taxpayer returns. The program begins on the first day of the regular filing season.
Pre-Season Office Startup Advances
Our Pre-Season Office Startup Advances can help you with funding as you gear up for the season! Receive an advance before tax season to help with office startup, office equipment and promotional expenses. Once tax season begins, the advance is repaid through your tax preparation fees
Use the marketing tools provided by Refund Advantage to grow your business. Offering FREE promotional materials, FREE market analysis, and a postcard retention program.
FREE promotional materials are available including posters and table tents. Outdoor banners and window decals are available in English and Spanish at an additional charge.
Market Analysis Report
With your ERO Market Analysis, you will learn details on competitors in your market area, your region, and nationwide. Use this information to determine the value of your business, identify who your competition really is, and determine your future marketing plans. The ERO Market Analysis reports are updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Postcard Retention Program
For our returning partners, we will mail personalized client retention postcards to your clients, asking them to return to your office. You simply pay for postage.
Offer your customers a great disbursement option with the FasterMoney card.
Receive paychecks or government benefits3 up to 2 days faster4 if you use free direct deposit.
Accepted everywhere Visa debit is accepted worldwide including ATMs.
Offer customers INSTANT REWARDS up to $100 on a FasterMoney Visa Prepaid Card! Get an early advantage over your competition, in time for the holidays! Attract new customers, retain existing customers, or use as a referral program. Features include:
© 2019 Refund Advantage, a division of MetaBank®. All rights reserved.
Tax refund and e-filing are required in order to receive bank product. Bank fees apply. Product terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Program availability varies by software and state. The Refund Transfer is an optional tax refund-related product offered by MetaBank, Member FDIC. The Refund Transfer is not a loan. E-filing of tax return is required to be eligible for the product. Fees apply. See terms and conditions for details.
The Refund Advance is an optional tax-refund related loan provided through MetaBank (it is not the actual tax refund) at participating locations. Availability is subject to satisfaction of identity verification, eligibility criteria, and underwriting standards.
FasterMoney Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. What this means for you: When you open a Card Account, we will ask you for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
1While this feature is available for free, certain other transaction fees and cost terms, and conditions are associated with the use of this Card. See cardholder agreement for more details. Feature available after identity verification is completed.
2For each out-of-network ATM withdrawal, FasterMoney charges a $1.99 fee. Plus, the ATM owner may charge a fee.
3Benefits like Social Security, Disability/SSI, Veterans or Civil Service payments.
4Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies and deposit of paper checks versus deposits made electronically.
5The Refund Advance is an optional tax-refund related loan provided by MetaBank® (it is not the actual tax refund) at participating locations. The amount of the loan and applicable interest will be deducted from tax refunds and reduce the amount that is paid directly to the taxpayer. Fees for other optional products or product features may apply. Tax returns may be filed electronically without applying for this loan. Loans offered in amounts of $500 or 25%, 50%, or 75% of your expected tax refund from $500 - $6,000. Loan in the amount of $500 or 25% of your expected refund has an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 0.00%, a minimum loan amount of $500 and a maximum loan of $2,500. Loan in the amounts of 50% or 75% of your expected tax refund have an APR of 36.0%. For example, $3,000 representing 50% of expected refund borrowed over 24 day terms, total amount payable in a single payment is $3,071.01 including interest. Availability is subject to satisfaction of identity verification, eligibility criteria, and underwriting standards.
6If office chooses to offer the Pre-Ack Refund Advance (prior to IRS Acknowledging Returns) the ERO Marketing fee is $79.