St. Louis Dispatch: Electronic filing option offers quicker refunds
AFFIL was quoted in the following article by Jim Gallagher:
If you go to a commercial tax preparer, you may hear a pitch for a refund anticipation loan, sometimes called “rapid refunds,” or “fast cash refunds” or “express money.” Consumer groups generally call these a bad deal. You may pay $30 to $100 in fees for immediate access to money that the IRS would send in about 10 days anyway.
“A refund anticipation loan is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” says Jim Campen, director of Americans for Fairness in Lending, a group that crusades against predatory lending.