H&R Block prepared more than 24 million tax returns in 2010. Many of those taxpayers expect a refund of some amount from the IRS. One service that H&R Block provides to its clients is a federal refund anticipation check, which allows the client multiple ways to receive his anticipated federal refund faster than a refund check mailed from the IRS. Many clients choose to receive the advance on their refund on an H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard.
Locate the nearest H&R Block office. Navigate your web browser to the official H&R block website. Enter your zip code in the “Find an Office” field and click on the green arrow to search.
Schedule an appointment with a tax professional at the most convenient office to your location. Bring your tax documents, such as a IRS Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, with you at the time of your appointment.
Prepare and file your taxes with the assistance of the H&R Block tax professional.
Ask the tax professional at H&R Block about getting a refund anticipation check on the H&R Block Emerald card if you expect a refund. Complete any paperwork the tax professional provides you.
Sean Butner has been writing news articles, blog entries and feature pieces since 2005. His articles have appeared on the cover of "The Richland Sandstorm" and "The Palimpsest Files." He is completing graduate coursework in accounting through Texas A&M University-Commerce. He currently advises families on their insurance and financial planning needs.