Check Cashing Solutions

Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG) offers several check cashing solutions with national brands to help unbanked taxpayers cash checks issued by TPG. As a Green Dot Company, TPG also offers the Green Dot Card as a great alternative to paper checks.


Checks up to $7,500 cashed for a cost up to $6

  • Cost: $3-6 ($3 fee for checks up to $1,000 and fee of $6 for checks greater than $1,000)
  • Check Amount: Up to $7,500
  • Availability: Participating Walmart locations*

Wells Fargo

Checks up to $9,500 cashed for one standard fee**

  • Cost: $10
  • Check Amount: Up to $9,500
  • Availability: Any Wells Fargo bank location

ACE Cash Express

Any amount cashed at 1,600+ locations

  • Cost: Varies
  • Check Amount: Any amount
  • Availability: 1,000 locations in 23 states

Customer must obtain a Refund Transfer (separate fees apply).

* $2,000 in Florida and $2,500 in Connecticut. Check cashing not available in NY, NJ and RI.

** TPG is not sponsored or endorsed by or otherwise affiliated with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. Checks may be cashed at Wells Fargo Bank branch locations. A check cashing fee will be charged to anyone cashing a check who does not have a Wells Fargo deposit account in accordance with Wells Fargo's standard fees for check cashing. The current fee is $10 per check.