The Better Way to Get Your Refund

Get your refund quickly by having your tax refund deposited directly to one or more of your Wells Fargo accounts. It's faster, safer, and more convenient than waiting for a check to arrive in the mail. Simply follow the instructions on IRS Form 1040 or Form 8888, or have your accountant or tax preparer set up the direct deposit for you.

You can have your refund split between as many as three of your Wells Fargo accounts by using IRS Form 8888 to designate which accounts, and the dollar amounts to each one.

Both forms now include the ability to fund your IRA up to the maximum contribution limit, so you can begin saving for a secure financial future.

To directly deposit federal tax refunds you'll need to supply the bank routing number and your account number. The requirements for state refunds vary from state to state, so be sure to review your state's tax form instructions for details.

Find your account number for checking and savings accounts

You can find your checking or savings account number on your bank statement or on the account documents provided at account opening. You can also find the checking account number on your check.

Find your routing number for checking accounts

The easiest way to find your nine-digit routing number is to look in the lower left corner of your checks, just in front of your ten-digit account number.

Find your routing number for savings or other accounts

If you have a savings account or simply don't have your checkbook handy, use our routing number help page to find your routing number. If you have an account other than a checking or savings account, you may need to contact Wells Fargo to determine if your account can receive a direct deposit of your refund or if there are special routing instructions.

If you still need help obtaining your routing number, or want to confirm your account is able to receive a direct deposit, contact us at 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557).