Drake provides everything you need to offer bank products,
a popular and easy way
to add revenue to your tax season, while giving your
customers options to pay fees
with their refund. We offer several bank partners
and products, at no additional
cost to you.
Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) –
This product allows your clients to obtain a loan
against their expected tax refund.
Direct Deposit Check (DDC) –
This type of product goes
by various names, depending on the provider: Bonu$
check or RT (Refund Transfer).
This product is not a loan, but it allows you to print
a check for the taxpayer
in your office or have it deposited in your client's
bank account as soon as the
refund is received at the bank. Tax preparation fees
can be withheld from
the check and direct deposited into your account.
State DDC – Handle each
client's state refund the same
way as federal refunds. You can print the check for
that refund in your office or
have it direct deposited into the client's bank account.
Prepaid/Debit Cards –
Give clients refunds in the form
of a prepaid or debit card (rather than a check).
Products and details vary by provider.
– EPS Financial is a bank product processor that offers
flexible and innovative electronic payment systems
to the tax industry. e-Collect is still the lowest
cost bank product in the industry, including a no-cost
disbursement option. e-Collect allows you to pass
on competitive savings to your customers. New for
2015 is a second program called e-Bonus, still priced
less than the industry average and offering a rebate
to the tax preparer, no minimum products and no negotiating
behind closed doors. By partnering with EPS, you
can provide your business and your clients more choices
Bank & Trust Company – With over 15 years
of experience in the e-file industry, Republic Bank
Tax Refund Solutions is one of the leading national
providers of Refund Transfers (RTs). Republic Bank
is partnered with several major tax software providers
and thousands of professional tax preparation offices
across the country. Each tax season, millions of customers
choose a Refund Transfer from Republic Bank to receive
their refund quickly and conveniently while paying
tax preparation and other fees with their refund.
River City Bank
– River City Bank is part of a banking family that
has been serving bank customers
for over 100 years. Its philosophy has always been
to offer products people want,
charge a reasonable fee and treat people fairly with
the best service possible.
For 20 years River City has been working in the tax
preparation industry, supplying
bank products to EROs and their customers.
– Tax professionals like yourself, who demand great
personable customer service and awesome products,
choose Refundo. Leading the pack on the technology
front, Refundo provides tax professionals with a bank
product processing platform that is par none.
Refundo provides 3 disbursement options for your clients:
check, direct deposit and the Refundo
Prepaid Visa®. We partner with leading financial institutions
so your customers can cash their checks
for $7 or less nationwide. Refundo also provides credit
card processing (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover)
for only 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. New for 2014,
our DASH mobile app (available on iPhone and Android)
will help you monitor your business on the go and
receive important information right to your phone
realtime. The only question left to ask now is, “Do
Tax Products Group,
LLC – Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG)
was established in 2010 upon
purchasing the Tax Products Group of Santa Barbara
Bank & Trust. Building on a legacy
of over 20 years of industry leadership, TPG, in cooperation
with its banking partners,
offers quality financial products to the e-file industry
that satisfy consumers'
needs, are priced fairly and provide true value. TPG
has established a reputation
for superior customer service and product reliability
by investing in long-term
relationships and providing tax professionals with
a program to help retain and
grow business for years to come.
– At Refund Advantage, our management team has been
industry leaders in the tax refund product
business since 1989, which means you have
experience you can trust on your side during tax season.
We work exclusively with independent EROs, where you
are our priority. We are committed to
providing you and your customers the best
refund product experience possible. Our focus is
personalized service, with state-of-the-art technology
providing customizable reports, powerful
marketing tools, personalized client retention
postcards, extensive taxpayer support options,
affordable check cashing, and many other solutions
to help grow your business and compete with
the national chains. Choose from our tax
refund product programs and experience the
advantage of Refund Advantage!
1st Money Center
– With two decades of tax and lending experience,
1st Money Center offers a product that taxpayers can
apply for after their return is accepted by the IRS.
As an ERO, you’ll gain increased market share and
revenue, while your customers gain access to their
expected refund dollars sooner, helping them manage
and meet their financial needs.
Office must be approved to
offer Republic Bank products prior
to applying for the 1st Money Center program.