Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Facilitators

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.

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

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  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.

    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

Laws and Rules

Tax Refund Anticipation Loans