Pro Online: Federal Return Type Definitions

Federal Return Types for Returns with a Refund

Electronic Mailed: The return will be electronically filed and the taxpayer will receive their refund via check.

Direct Deposit:  The return will be electronically filed and the taxpayer will receive their refund via the bank account information entered.

Paper Return with Direct Deposit:  The return will NOT be electronically filed.  The preparer will be prompted to enter the bank information where the refund will be deposited.

Paper Return:  The return will NOT be electronically filed and the taxpayer will receive their refund via check.

Federal Return Types for Returns with a Balance Due

Mail Payment:  The return will be electronically filed and the taxpayer will mail payment.  You should use this type to electronically file with $0 balance due.

Direct Debit:  The return will be electronically filed and the taxpayer will have the balance due withdrawn from a checking/savings account.

Paper Return with Direct Deposit:  The return will NOT be electronically filed.  (this type will be removed)

Paper Return:  The return will NOT be electronically filed.  The taxpayer will file their return via paper.

 

Blog Posted 1/21/2017  11:54 PM EST

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