Given the many past (vitriolic?) discussions here, I'm surprised this
has not come up, or is it simply that I could not find it in a search of
recent posts to this newsgroup?
RAL's (refund anticipation loans) are almost completely gone, maybe one
bank or some non-financial institutions are still offering something,
but on pretty bad terms, even compared to the original RAL "bad terms"
(namely, a greatly-reduced amount of loan). As predicted by many over
the years, the elimination of the IRS debt indicator for e-filed returns
had a lot to do with it, although not the only factor.
Link courtesy of another web discussion group:
I'm still wondering, where is the IRS debit card for direct deposit of
refund? (For those taxpayers who do not have, and cannot qualify for,
traditional checking accounts). Or did I miss that announcement too?
- posted 8 years ago