1ERO approval for the River City Bank Tax Division program does not guarantee approval to offer the Freedom Advance. Qualifications will apply. Freedom Advance is an optional fixed-term loan offered by River City Bank, Member FDIC. The Freedom Advance principal loan amount, applicable interest and any fees will be deducted from federal and state tax refund proceeds. Freedom Advance is not an actual federal or state tax refund. Applying for a Freedom Advance does not guarantee approval. Qualifications and restrictions apply and all applicants may not be eligible for Freedom Advance. Freedom Advance principal amounts offered are $1,000, $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000 based on the expected tax refund amount. Freedom Advance loans have an APR of 36% based on a 30-day term. Subject to Freedom Advance eligibility and underwriting requirements, a Freedom Advance loan with the principal amount of $1,000 applied for and originated after the IRS has acknowledged the taxpayer’s federal tax return will have an APR of 0%. All other Freedom Advance loans have an origination fee. Taxpayers eligible for a Freedom Advance loan in the principal amount of $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000 may opt for a $1,000 Freedom Advance loan, including a PreAck Freedom Advance, to pay a lower origination fee and may delay applying for a Freedom Advance in the amount of $1,000 until after the IRS has acknowledged the taxpayer’s federal tax return to avoid interest entirely. Refund Transfer fees may also apply. Freedom Advances and PreAck Freedom Advance may not be available with all tax software providers.
2For EROs choosing Freedom to Optimize or Freedom to Optimize with High Rebate Advance Program: River City Bank ERO rebate up to $12 for all disbursement types is subject to volume requirements and ERO’s Freedom Advance losses. Base rebate for each fully funded refund transfer is $10.00 and may increase to $12 with volume requirements. Fully funded is defined as any taxpayer’s federal or state refund which is sufficient enough to cover the entire first refund transfer fee and is funded prior to June 1, 2020. Rebate not available in all states depending on tax software provider. River City Bank reserves the right to withhold any and all ERO rebate for any amounts owed for fraud or other issues or if ERO has been removed from the program for any reason.
3Total combined rebate includes River City Bank ERO rebate up to $122 and Netspend Card rebate up to $154 for prepaid card disbursements.
4An ERO office will receive a rebate of $10 for each Netspend Card, up to 10 (ten) cards, and $15 for 11 (eleven) or more cards, issued and funded by a Refund Transfer with at least $50 between January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (the “promotional period”) to qualify for this offer from River City Bank. Netspend or Visa are not affiliated in any way with this offer and do not endorse or sponsor this offer.
5ERO Marketing Fee of $72.95 for approved PreAck advances in all programs.
6The Netspend Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. This card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Card use is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement at www.rcbtaxdivision.com/products for details. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787.
7One-time fee of $9.95 will apply for unlimited subsequent Refund Transfers.
1IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and your government ID number. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying information. Card activation and identity verification required before you can use the Card Account. If your identity is partially verified, full use of the Card Account will be restricted, but you may be able to use the Card for in-store purchase transactions. Restrictions include: no ATM withdrawals, international transactions, account-to-account transfers and additional loads. Use of Card Account also subject to fraud prevention restrictions at any time, with or without notice. Residents of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.
2Faster access claim is based on comparison of a disbursement via direct deposit vs. disbursement via a mailed paper check. For up-to-date information from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/refunds.
3A Refund Transfer is a fee-based product offered by River City Bank, Member FDIC. A Refund Transfer and all other authorized fees will be deducted from your tax return. Visit your tax preparer to learn about all filing options, including obtaining your refund at no additional cost.
4Netspend does not charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.
5Payback Rewards is an optional program. You may opt-out at anytime by visiting the Payback Rewards page in your Online Account Center. Reward offers are based on individual shopping habits. Cash back rewards are credited to your Card Account and are not available in the form of a check or other direct payment method. See the program FAQs and Terms and Conditions in your Online Account Center for additional details about how and when you get rewarded. Program sponsor: Netspend Corporation. MetaBank® and Visa are not affiliated in any way with this program and do not endorse or sponsor this program.
The Netspend Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Netspend, a Global Payments Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.
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RCB Tax Division provides EROs the greatest flexibility in the industry—because nobody knows your customers and your market better than you!
With Freedom to Choose, EROs have the choice of offering one of the following tiers: Freedom to Optimize OR Taxpayer Value. Either option provides great benefits to make your season a success.
2017 Freedom to Choose Pricing Tiers*
Freedom to Optimize – $44.95—Enhance the Refund Transfer Experience
—$1,000 Refund Advance Feature*
- No additional cost to the taxpayer...Only $44.95** for a Federal Refund Transfer
- No Cost to ERO
- Includes State Refund Transfer at no extra charge
- $10 ERO rebate*** on each fully funded Federal Refund Transfer
- Advance proceeds are available shortly after IRS acknowledgement for qualified taxpayers who choose a bank product with the advance feature
- No credit check required for the taxpayer
- No additional paperwork for the ERO
[FreedomONE Program not available in Illinois.]
Taxpayer Value - $29.95 - Low Cost Fee Collection Option
- Priced at just $29.95 for Federal Refund Transfer
- State Refund Transfer available for an additional $9.95
- No ERO rebate
*ERO approval for the River City Bank Tax Division program does not guarantee approval to offer the FreedomONE advance feature. Qualifications will apply. EROs that do
not qualify to offer FreedomONE will be locked in at the $44.95 pricing tier. FreedomONE will not be available with all tax software providers. **Taxpayer pays NO additional
cost above the bank’s $44.95 service charge for a federal product. A minimum refund and other eligibility requirements for taxpayers opting for FreedomONE will apply.
Approval of a federal bank product does not guarantee approval for the FreedomONE advance feature. ***EROs who choose and qualify to offer FreedomONE must have a
0% outstanding Advance balance as of June 1, 2017 to be eligible for rebate.