debit cards en House: Debit Card Tax Refunds Should Be Optional <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; House lawmakers have decided Louisiana taxpayers shouldn&#39;t be required to get their tax refunds on debit cards if they don&#39;t use direct deposit.</p><p>The House unanimously agreed Tuesday to a proposal by Jonesboro Rep. Jim Fannin that would allow people to continue to get a paper check if they don&#39;t want the debit card.</p><p>Louisiana&#39;s revenue department has replaced refund checks with pre-paid Chase Visa cards for taxpayers who don&#39;t get their refunds through direct deposit, as a way to save money.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 14:24:51 +0000 The Associated Press 10619 at