Yes, you can receive your tax refund via direct deposit prior to receiving or activating your debit card! To receive your tax return via direct deposit, whether you file online or on paper, enter your Varo Bank Account number and routing number when prompted. Find these numbers in the Varo app by clicking Varo Bank Account or Varo Savings Account > Manage Account > Toggle “Show account number” on.
Read more about Direct Deposit here or check out our tax FAQs here.
Your Varo Visa® Debit Card is sent out automatically after your Varo Bank Account is approved and will arrive within 6-9 business days. If you haven’t received your Varo Debit Card within that time frame, please contact us through your Varo Bank app by clicking My Varo > Help and support > Contact Us and we’d be happy to assist you.
While you are waiting for your Varo Visa® Debit Card, here are ways you can access your funds:
- Transfer funds to your external linked account(s) in the Varo App
- Initiate a transfer from your third-party banking institution by providing your routing and account number
- Spend money via Instant transfer services such as Venmo, CashApp or PayPal using your Varo routing and account number