Washington businesses that offer tax refund anticipation loans (RALs) must register with the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).
Washington Refund Anticipation Loans are regulated by the Division of Consumer Services . More about the Division of Consumer Services.
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
If you have any questions, you can contact the Licensing Staff at (360) 902-8703 or via email at CSLicensing@dfi.wa.gov
Laws and Rules
List of Registered Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators
- RAL List
List of registered Washington Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators (as of March 2021).