I put down the wrong bank account number for my 2023 tax refund.

A) If you have provided an incorrect bank account number for your 2023 tax refund, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to correct the mistake.

The first step is to check the status of your tax refund. You can do this by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS website, which will provide updates on the status of your refund, including whether it has been issued or if there are any issues with the payment.

If you discover that your refund has been issued to the incorrect bank account, you should contact the bank as soon as possible to notify them of the error. If the account number you provided is for a closed or invalid account, the bank should reject the payment and return it to the IRS.

You can also contact the IRS directly to report the error and request that they stop payment on the refund. You can do this by calling the IRS toll-free hotline at 1-800-829-1040. Be prepared to provide your Social Security number, filing status, and the exact amount of your refund.

Once the IRS has stopped payment on your refund, they will issue a paper check to the address you provided on your tax return. It may take several weeks to receive the check, so be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox and follow up with the IRS if necessary.

In the future, be sure to double-check all bank account and routing numbers before submitting them on your tax return to avoid any payment issues.

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