SAN RAMON, CA, January 27, 2012
– The combined company, operating as AccountNow, Inc., while retaining both the READYdebit and AccountNow brands, is off to a fast start. AccountNow, Inc., one of the nation’s largest prepaid card
companies, merged with consumer payments innovator Ready Financial Group, Inc. in June of 2011. Jim Jones, CEO of AccountNow, today announced that its very successful partnership with well respected online tax preparation company, ezTaxReturn.com , will now enable READYdebit Visa Prepaid Card customers to e-file their tax returns from www.READYdebit.com
, effective immediately.
READYdebit Visa Prepaid Card customers can now receive the one of the fastest tax refunds available, in as little as eight days from filing. That’s six to eight weeks faster than waiting for the U.S. Treasury to mail a refund check. Plus, it eliminates any uncertainty of postal delivery and avoids additional check cashing or load fees for having tax refund money added to card accounts.
"Most visitors to www.READYdebit.com will be able to complete their tax return and e-file it in 30 minutes or less. It’s fast, secure and easy…and what could be more convenient than having your tax refund added to your READYdebitVisa Prepaid Card,” said Will Tumulty, chief marketing officer of AccountNow, Inc."
Taxpayers don’t need an account to get started. Visitors to either www.READYdebit.com
follow simple on-screen prompts to file their tax return
and have their refund loaded into a prepaid card
. Consumers only pay for the service if they use it to e-file their return and satisfaction is guaranteed or they get their money back. Tax refunds are automatically loaded onto a branded prepaid card backed by the Visa Zero Liability™ policy**. Many prepaid card
customers say it helps them manage their finances by separating their refund from other funds to track and monitor how the refund is spent, whether that is online bill pay or any other purpose.
Ronald Leder of ezTaxReturn.com is excited by extending the AccountNow partnership to READYdebit®Visa Prepaid Card customers. “Serving customers better, faster and more affordably is always a winning strategy; collaborating with industry leading partners is how that happens,” he said.