From the: Fall 2022 Consumer Services Newsletter

Refund Anticipation Loans

As part of DFI’s commitment to streamlining processes wherever possible, the Department is launching an updated way to register Tax Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) facilitators for 2023. The process uses an online system to upload a spreadsheet, eliminating the paper forms previously used.

Follow these instructions to register your RAL facilitators:

  1. Send an email to and request an ACCESS CODE
  2. Prepare a CSV file containing your location(s) information
  3. Access the Refund Anticipation Loan Filing System
  4. Once you successfully file your CSV file, write a check payable to the “Washington State Treasurer” for $35.00 per Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN).

    For example, your main office has a unique EFIN. Three of your branch offices each have unique EFINs. Your website address has a unique EFIN. You have a total of five EFINs. Your registration fee is $35.00 x 5 = $175.00.

  5. Mail the check to the Department at:
    P.O. Box 41200
    Olympia, WA 98504-1200

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