In a reversal, Intuit’s TurboTax now says customers who haven’t received a relief payment due to a filing error will get them through direct deposit after all—rather than having to claim it as part of a tax return.
Due to a glitch relating to the IRS’ Get My Payment tool, both H&R Block and TurboTax customers had their direct deposits sent to temporary pass-through bank accounts, which were mistakenly designated as customers’ primary direct deposit accounts.
Yesterday, in response, H&R Block said that they would reroute payments to either the correct direct deposit account or to customers’ Emerald Card. TurboTax, however, pointed back to the IRS in a series of tweets, suggesting that their hands were tied. Unfortunately, the IRS’ solution only suggested people with unclaimed funds should claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR of their taxes, which obviously takes much longer to process than a direct deposit.