Add your Tax Refund into a Bluebird Prepaid Debit Account and get faster access than a standard electronic deposit.
Virtually all Bluebird features are free. See for yourself.
- No Monthly Fees
- No Overdraft Fees
- Free Direct Deposit
- Free Bill Pay
It’s quick and easy
Direct Deposit your tax refund
into a Bluebird Prepaid Debit Account
Get your Personalized Bluebird Card
in the mail in 7-10 days. Open an Account online today.
File your taxes
Direct Deposit your refund into your Bluebird Account.
Use your refund
Shop at millions of your favorite stores, pay bills, or withdraw cash for FREE at over 30,000 MoneyPass® ATMs.2
Getting your refund is fast and secure. Ensure your refund is added to your Bluebird Account with the guidelines below:
How to fill out your tax form for Direct Deposit
- 1. Log in to your Account to view your Account number.
- 2. Bluebird Accounts have the routing number: 124071889
- 3. Select the option “Checking”.
1. Ensure your Account is activated
Bluebird cannot issue a refund into an inactive Account. Activate now.
2. Match your information
The primary name and social security number on your tax return must match your Bluebird Account information.
3. Joint Filing
If you’re filing jointly with your spouse, the first name and social security number listed on the tax form must match your Bluebird Account information.
Using Your Refund
Let Bluebird's features and benefits help you get more out of your tax refund.
Use your American Express® Card to make purchases in stores and online virtually anywhere American Express Cards are accepted. Over 1.6 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express Cards in the last year*.
* Based on internal comparison of American Express U.S. small merchant locations in December 2017 to American Express U.S. small merchant locations in December 2018.
Withdraw up to $750 of your tax refund for FREE at over 30,000 MoneyPass® ATMs, or from other ATMs nationwide for a fee.2
Or, you can withdraw up to $2,900 of your Tax Refund or Refund Advance daily for a fee at over 4,500 Walmart® stores using Cash Pickup Powered by Ria®.3
Use your refund to pay anyone, anytime with FREE Online Bill Pay. Learn more.
Did you like getting your Tax Refund up to 2 days faster?1 With FREE Early Direct Deposit, you can get your paycheck up to 2 days faster.4
Shop in-store or online knowing your tax refund is safe and secure. If your American Express Bluebird Card is lost or stolen, we can protect you against fraudulent charges.
Your refund status:
You can check your refund status anytime by using:
Only the IRS will have the updated information on the status of your refund. American Express will notify you once your refund has been received, and is ready for you to access. Then you can use your refund.
Planning for your refund
Use Bluebird's money management tool to help maximize the value of your refund.