If Santa Barbara TPG identifies unusual account activity in relation to your tax filing, you will be asked to verify your identity.
Why would my refund be placed on hold?
Here are some reasons that we may hold tax return funds:
- An incorrectly entered bank account number in your direct deposit information
- Using a bank account that belongs to another person - most banks have fraud-prevention measures that won't allow a direct deposit into an account bearing a different name
How do I release the hold on my refund?
Currently if IDs are required you may be asked to provide a photo of your government issued ID to TPGfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Your documents will be reviewed and you will receive a confirmation email once your identification is uploaded successfully. Get status updates by logging onto your account at taxpayer.sbtpg.com