March 30, 2015

Tax refund loans are TOXIC!

According to "Things you should know about tax refund loans," courtesy of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), tax refund loans are a nightmare!
1. "You’re paying to borrow your own money. RALs are short-term loans issued by non-bank lenders—usually with terms of only 7 to 14 days—that are secured by your expected refund. Taxpayers who take out RALs receive cash, typically right away, in the amount of their anticipated refund, minus fees. In exchange, they agree to pay an interest rate that could, when expressed as an annual percentage rate (APR), add up to a triple-digit rate.
2. "You’re taking on risk. Like all loans, RALs come with risk, including an increased debt burden if your refund is denied, delayed or lower than expected. As costly as RALs can be in the short-term, they can be devastatingly expensive over the long-term should anything go wrong with your refund. Significant debt can pile up over time and hurt your credit score."
3. "RALs are expensive. RALs come with a number of fees, which may include a loan application fee as high as $100; a tax-preparation fee (around $40); a check-processing fee (around $20); a "peace of mind" guarantee from your tax preparer that you’ll get the refund cited on your tax form ($100 or more); and a refund account fee for services involved in setting up a temporary account (a minimum of $30). In addition to fees, RALs come with high rates of interest—generally starting at 36 percent and going up from there. Bottom line? Expect to pay a minimum of $200 on a $2,000 “fast” tax refund."
4. "You might encounter RALs in unexpected places. Businesses that prepare and file tax returns... aren't the only places that may pitch a RAL to you. Car dealerships, boat showrooms and furniture and electronics stores are among the many businesses that offer these loans."
5. "There are better alternatives. There are better, less expensive alternatives to RALs. The best move is to be patient and have the IRS send your tax refund free of charge. If you e-file and have your refund directly deposited, the IRS refund cycle can be as short as 8 days. In many cases, waiting only a few days or weeks can save hundreds of dollars."
Source:  http://www.finra.org/investors/5-things-you-should-know-about-tax-refund-loans?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor_News_032615_FINAL

As tax season speeds into high gear, put the brakes on "fast refunds" that come in the form of refund anticipation loans, or RALs. They’re a costly option thousands of taxpayers take, often without realizing just how expensive—and probably unnecessary—they really are.
Here are five things you should know about RALs, including alternatives that are cheaper and less risky.
- See more at: http://www.finra.org/investors/5-things-you-should-know-about-tax-refund-loans?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F032615%5FFINAL#sthash.ZTlgyL1i.dpuf
As tax season speeds into high gear, put the brakes on "fast refunds" that come in the form of refund anticipation loans, or RALs. They’re a costly option thousands of taxpayers take, often without realizing just how expensive—and probably unnecessary—they really are.
Here are five things you should know about RALs, including alternatives that are cheaper and less risky.
- See more at: http://www.finra.org/investors/5-things-you-should-know-about-tax-refund-loans?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F032615%5FFINAL#sthash.ZTlgyL1i.dpuf
As tax season speeds into high gear, put the brakes on "fast refunds" that come in the form of refund anticipation loans, or RALs. They’re a costly option thousands of taxpayers take, often without realizing just how expensive—and probably unnecessary—they really are.
Here are five things you should know about RALs, including alternatives that are cheaper and less risky.
- See more at: http://www.finra.org/investors/5-things-you-should-know-about-tax-refund-loans?utm_source=MM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Investor%5FNews%5F032615%5FFINAL#sthash.ZTlgyL1i.dpuf

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