Financial Products

Financial Products

Questions about financial product options? Find discussions around a wide variety of financial service products here. Looking for your first debit card or a seasoned saver looking for tips to build your bank account, this is a great place to share and learn.

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Registered: ‎02-08-2014

How do I activate my emerald card

How do i activate my emerald card?

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

Re: How do I activate my emerald card

The Emerald Card issued at the tax office is ready to use once your tax return is submitted or if you just came in for a card (they are  free!), upon completion of the application process.


Once your refund is received from the IRS and deposited on the Emerald Card, you should be able to use it.


If there is a sticker telling you to call and activate your Emerald Card, simply call and activate it like any other credit card.


I was able to activate my card within a few minutes once I made the call.

Tax Specialist I and Brevet Assistant Manager, Downtown Plaza H&R Block
All tax advice is general. Please consult with a tax pro to receive advice specific to your tax situation.
Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-08-2013

Re: How do I activate my emerald card

As previously indicated if you received your  Emerald Card at the Tax office, it is active.  If you received your Emerald Card via mail please call 1.866.353.1266 to activate.


The Emerald Card Team