How Expats Can Cash Checks From the IRS While Living Abroad

This article is only for those who are not able to use Direct Deposit. In the event when you are in US then there will be no issue of getting money for checks, however in the case if you are living abroad, it might be troublesome in some scenarios.

Though we are not a financial institution, we have compiled a list of helpful tips to ensure you can utilize the funds sent to you from IRS.

  • Easiest way is deposit check to a bank account if they accept US checks
  • Use Paypal services as Paypal now offers to cash your US Stimulus Checks. With a Paypal account, you can easily link it and transfer money to your bank account in the country you live
  • Open a credit union account with a bank such as USAA Savings Bank, or the State Department Federal Credit Union (for which you can become eligible by joining American Citizens Abroad) that accommodates US citizens abroad
  • Open a TransferWise Borderless account, which gives you a USA bank account number. Some people able to get tax refunds in that account