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Old 04-13-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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What's the advantage of a State sending your tax refund via debit card? Why not just stick with an old fashioned check? It worked for years.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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Those without bank accounts would be charged check cashing fees ... on the other hand those with accounts can simply have it direct deposited , this is 2019 , no reason for not using direct deposit and still wanting an archaic check unless you have no account. The cards are for those with no account
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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It's also flexible and can be changed after issue, unlike a check. But mostly because the debit card providers have successfully lobbied states and other agencies to use their system. And because it promotes spending the money rather than saving it.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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But mostly because the debit card providers have successfully lobbied states and other agencies to use their system.
This.
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Old Today, 05:43 AM
 
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What's the advantage of a State sending your tax refund via debit card? Why not just stick with an old fashioned check? It worked for years.
No one can steal a check out of my checking account like they can my mailbox.
And direct deposit is lightning fast. No checks for me thanks.
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Old Today, 07:04 AM
 
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No one can steal a check out of my checking account like they can my mailbox.
And direct deposit is lightning fast. No checks for me thanks.
we have such a big issue in parts of the city with mail box fishing that the precinct advises not to put any mail with checks in them .... they are slowly going to a new style box and changing them .
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