Leading US-based digital asset exchange Coinbase is teaming up with a popular tax filing program to turn income tax refunds into cryptocurrency.
In a new blog post, Coinbase says TurboTax users can now have their tax refunds sent directly to their Coinbase accounts.
“With tax season officially underway, customers expecting a refund might be wondering what to do with their extra cash.
Now, Coinbase customers can get tax refunds automatically deposited into Coinbase as USD or crypto when they file with TurboTax.
They can choose to get refunds deposited into 100+ cryptocurrencies from stablecoins to yield-bearing assets so they can trade or earn interest.”
Coinbase says the cryptocurrency conversion will be automatic and users won’t be charged any trading fees.
Once TurboTax users are done filing their tax returns, they will need to complete a brief process to link up their Coinbase account.
“TurboTax will ask you to enter account details to receive your refund. Find and tap on the Coinbase option and… follow a few simple steps to activate your account and select the crypto (or USD) in which you want to receive your tax refund.
When prompted, tap on the Manual option to view your Coinbase account and routing number.
Go back to TurboTax and enter your Coinbase account and routing number as the destination for your tax refund. You’ll use MetaBank as the name of the bank.”
For more information about how the process works, Coinbase has a dedicated page for direct deposits here.
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