Tax Refunds Faster with AccountNow® Prepaid Card

SAN RAMON, CA, January 19, 2012 – AccountNow, Inc., one of the nation’s largest prepaid debit card companies, and, a leading tax preparation software company, have teamed up to offer taxpayers one of the fastest tax refunds available.Customers can e-file and get their tax refund faster when they direct deposit their refund on an AccountNow prepaid card. 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 doesn’t involve any additional check cashing or load fees to have tax refund money added to their card accounts.

“We’re in an age when money moves at the speed of light,” said Jim Jones, AccountNow CEO. “There’s no reason that taxpayers should wait for a piece of paper to come in the mail when they can get their refund electronically.”

Taxpayers filing paper income tax returns can have their refund loaded onto an AccountNow Prepaid Visa® Card by entering their account and routing numbers on the last page of their return. For easier, faster filing – and quicker refunds - taxpayers can visit and follow the on-screen prompts to prepare and e-file their return. Most filers will be able to complete their tax return online and e-file it in 30 minutes or less. Consumers only pay for the service if they elect to use it to e-file their return. Satisfaction is guaranteed or consumers get their money back.

AccountNow customers from all walks of life use reloadable prepaid debit cards for a variety of reasons. In addition to wanting to get the tax refund money the government owes them faster, many want to keep their tax refund separate from other funds to allocate for paying bills, reducing debt, booking travel…just about any imaginable purpose. This allows taxpayers to track and monitor how those funds are spent. 96% of AccountNow survey respondents said they were satisfied with the speed at which they received their AccountNow prepaid cards and how quickly their tax refunds were loaded.

Consumers do not need to have an existing bank account to be able to take advantage of faster receipt of tax refund money. An AccountNow Prepaid Card is all that is needed to receive a tax refund payment. Consumers can open new prepaid card accounts now on-line at and be ready to file for refunds beginning in January.

AccountNow Visa Prepaid Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used wherever Visa debit cards are accepted.

About AccountNow, Inc.
AccountNow (, headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a leading provider of financial solutions for the 40 million U.S. consumers who do not have established banking relationships. AccountNow provides consumers a convenient and affordable alternative to traditional checking accounts and access to financial payments systems including Visa and MasterCard prepaid cards, online bill payment , card-to-card transfers and FDIC insured deposits. (, was founded in 1999 to make filing taxes quick, easy, convenient and inexpensive for American taxpayers. Their team includes tax experts, communications specialists, economists and software developers who understand taxes and how to simplify them for consumers. provides the most stress free and secure tax preparation and e-file experience possible.

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