All Things Tax

All Things Tax

Like the title says, from the filing process and tax questions to tax policy and reform, you can search and share All Things Tax here. This is the place to find answers to all your general questions that don't fall under the other categories. And just a reminder: questions about software or online filing should be posted in DIY Products.

Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-03-2014


has anyone ever used the emerald car for their tax refund?  and if so, once irs says accepted & approved, how long will it take h & r block to put the refund onto the card?

Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎04-03-2013

Re: refund

Hi Jersey81164 -


You can go to and check out your refund status with their "Where's My Refund" tool. Even though it states the IRS accepted and approved your return, that does not necessarily mean they have processed it yet.

Associate (Council Member)
Posts: 539
Registered: ‎01-20-2014

Re: refund

On Myaccount, you should have a date range for receipt of your refund if you have a RAC--that is also known as 'deduct my fees' or 'pay nothing out of pocket.'


The Emerald Card is directly deposited to by H&R Block Bank after the  receipt of the refund, so it is funded much more quickly than a paper check. The Emerald Card may fund a little quicker than some direct deposit accounts with a RAC, because the fewer banks you talk to, the fewer people have to approve the release of funds.



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All tax advice is general. Please consult with a tax pro to receive advice specific to your tax situation.