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1 If you get a larger refund or smaller tax due from another tax preparation method by filing an amended return, we’ll refund the applicable TurboTax federal and/or state purchase price paid. (Do It Yourself customers are entitled to payment of $30.) This guarantee is good for the lifetime of your personal, individual tax return, which Intuit defines as seven years from the date you filed it with TurboTax. Excludes TurboTax Business returns. Additional terms and limitations apply. See Terms of Service for details.
3 Loan details and disclosures for the Refund Advance program:
If you are receiving a federal refund of $500 or more, you could be eligible for a Refund Advance, a loan provided by First Century Bank, N.A., Member FDIC, not affiliated with MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC. Refund Advance is a loan based upon your anticipated refund and is not the refund itself. 0% APR and $0 loan fees. Availability of the Refund Advance is subject to satisfaction of identity verification, certain security requirements, eligibility criteria, and underwriting standards. This Refund Advance offer expires on February 15, 2024, or the date that available funds have been exhausted, whichever comes first. Offer, eligibility, and availability subject to change without further notice.
Refund Advance is facilitated by Intuit TT Offerings Inc. (NMLS # 1889291), a subsidiary of Intuit Inc. Separate fees may apply if you choose to pay for TurboTax with your federal refund. Paying with your federal refund is not required for the Refund Advance loan. Additional fees may apply for other products and services.
You will not be eligible for the loan if: (1) your physical address is located outside of the United States, a US territory, a PO box or a prison address, (2) your physical address is in one of the following states: IL, CT, or NC, (3) you are less than 18 years old, (4) the tax return filed is on behalf of a deceased person, (5) you are filing certain IRS Forms (1310, 4852, 4684, 4868, 1040SS, 1040PR, 1040X, 8888, or 8862), (6) your expected refund amount is less than $500, or (7) you did not receive Forms W-2 or 1099-R or you are not reporting income on Sched C. Additional requirements: You must (a) e-file your federal tax return with TurboTax and (b) open a Credit Karma Money Spend (checking) account with MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC. Maximum balance and transfer limits apply. Opening a Credit Karma Money™ Spend (checking) account is subject to eligibility. Please see Credit Karma Money Spend Account Terms and Disclosures for details. NOTE: If you previously opened a Credit Karma Money™ Spend (checking) account and that account has been closed, you will not be eligible for Refund Advance.
Not all consumers will qualify for a loan or for the maximum loan amount. If approved, your loan will be for one of ten amounts: $250, $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $2,500, $3,000, $3,500, or $4,000. Your loan amount will be based on a portion of your anticipated federal refund to a maximum of 50% of that refund amount. You will not receive a final decision of whether you are approved for the loan until after you file your taxes. Loan repayment is deducted from your federal tax refund and reduces the subsequent refund amount paid directly to you.
If approved, your Refund Advance will be deposited into your Credit Karma Money™ Spend (checking) account, typically within 4 minutes after the IRS accepts your e-filed federal return and you may access your funds online through a virtual card. Your physical Credit Karma Visa Debit Card* should arrive in 7 – 14 days. *Card issued by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.; Visa terms and conditions apply. Third party fees may apply.
If you are approved for a loan, your tax refund after deducting the amount of your loan and agreed-upon fees (if applicable) will be placed in your Credit Karma Money Spend (checking) account. Any remaining balance of the funds will be placed in the same Credit Karma Money Spend (checking) account once the funds are disbursed by the IRS, which is typically within 21 days of e-file acceptance. If you apply for a loan and are not approved, your tax refund minus any agreed-upon fees (if applicable) will be placed in your Credit Karma Money Spend (checking) account.
If your tax refund amounts are insufficient to pay what you owe on your loan, you may be contacted no more than once to remind you of the remaining balance and provide payment instructions to you if you choose to repay that balance. If your loan is not paid in full, you will not be eligible to receive a Refund Advance loan in the future.
4 Banking services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC. Maximum balance and transfer limits apply per account.
5 Connecting a paycheck or direct depositing a one time total of at least $750 in a single calendar month is required for activation. Your connected paycheck or direct deposit(s) must be received in the 2 calendar months prior to application or within a calendar month 90 days after application submission to activate your plan. Credit Builder plan requires you to open a line of credit and a savings account, both provided by Cross River Bank, Member FDIC. Credit Builder is serviced by Credit Karma Credit Builder. Members with a TransUnion credit score of 619 or below at the time of application may be promoted to apply for Credit Builder. If your score increases over 619, you may no longer see these prompts.
6 Members with a TransUnion credit score of 619 or below who opened a Credit Builder plan and had it reported on their TransUnion report saw an average credit score increase of 21 points in 4 days of activating the plan. Late payments and other factors can have a negative impact on your score, including activity with your other credit accounts.