November 30, 2020

IRS Refund Return Opt-In Program

IRS refund opt-in program

The IRS Refund Opt-In Program was developed by the IRS and Nacha to make it easier for financial institutions to return tax refund credits in cases of suspected error or fraud.

What’s In It For You?

Numerous financial institutions, as well as the IRS and Bureau of the Fiscal Service, leverage Nacha Operating Rules and formats to recover questionable tax refunds sent via ACH PPD credits. The effort aims to improve government and financial institution operations and processing and to prevent future fraudulent refunds.

Participate in the Program

If you would like to participate in the IRS Refund Return Opt-In Program, please download and sign the agreement linked at the bottom of this page, then return it to Nacha.  Submissions can be made online or through email to  Alternatively, submissions can be made to the Attn: IRS Refund Return Opt-In Program via U.S. Mail (2550 Wasser Terrace Ste 400, Herndon, VA 20171). 

Get all the details

For more information, download the Industry Briefing Presentation and supporting documents referenced during the presentation, linked in the resource section:


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