Washington Refund Anticipation Loans doing business in Washington are regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Division of Consumer Services.
Washington businesses that offer tax refund anticipation loans must register with DFI
How to Register with DFI
Follow the instructions below to register with DFI.
- Complete the tax refund anticipation loan facilitators registration form.
- 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.
- Mail the completed form and your registration fee to:
Department of Financial Institutions
P.O. Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504-1200
Laws and Rules
List of Registered Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators
- RAL List
List of registered Washington Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators (as of March 2022).
- Information Security Resources
Information and resources from DFI regarding the security of consumer information.
- Box Upload Procedures
How to transfer files to DFI using BOX.com.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions, you can contact the Licensing Staff at (360) 902-8703 or via email at CSLicensing@dfi.wa.gov