In an effort to encourage savings and more banking, the Internal Revenue Service is creating a program to allow taxpayers who use direct deposit to divide their refunds among as many as three financial accounts.

The new Form 8888 will give taxpayers a choice of selecting one, two or three accounts such as checking, savings and retirement account. Taxpayers who want all their refund deposited directly into one account can still use the appropriate line on the Form 1040 series.

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