Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators

Washington businesses that offer tax refund anticipation loans (RALs) must register with the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

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Now Accepting Registrations for 2014

How to Register

Follow the instructions below to register with DFI.

  1. Complete the tax refund anticipation loan facilitators registration form.

    File File Type
    Registration Form PDF Print Only PDF Word Fillable Word
  2. 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.
  3. 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 dcs@dfi.wa.gov.


Laws and Rules for Washington RAL Facilitators


Contact Us

Our office hours are 8 am - 5 pm  PST. (Monday-Friday)

Phone: (360) 902-8703 Toll Free: 1-877 RING DFI (746-4334)
Fax: (360) 664-2258 Email: dcs@dfi.wa.gov

Mailing Address

For U.S. Postal Service:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
PO Box 41200
Olympia WA 98504-1200
  For Overnight Delivery:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
150 Israel Rd SW
Tumwater WA 98501

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