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Cashing a US IRS refund check in Switzerland

Hello -

I have recently received a US IRS tax refund check for 2019 that I would like to cash. I have a US account and though I had asked for a direct deposit, IRS has sent me a check instead. The check is higher than the mobile check deposit limits for the banks I have accounts with.

I have a BCGE account and they said they do not cash checks issues by US banks. From a different thread in this forum (dated 2016), it looks like opening a new UBS account for this is not possible.

Any other suggestions please?

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Old 27.04.2021, 15:17
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Re: Cashing a US IRS refund check in Switzerland

Mail it to your bank in the US, signed and write: "for deposit only", both on the back. Snail mail,... that is.
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Re: Cashing a US IRS refund check in Switzerland

I called the bank and asked for a temporary higher limit for mobile deposit to deposit the check. They did it the same day, no problem.
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Re: Cashing a US IRS refund check in Switzerland

PayPal will let you cash stimulus checks through their app, and from there you can ACH the fund into your US bank account.
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