Each year you are required to file two annual reports on forms provided by the department. You must also pay a fee (assessment) based on your activities during the reporting year. The reports and the assessment fee must be provided to the department on March 1st of each year or within thirty days of ceasing Washington operations (the due date).
(1) Annual reports and assessment fee on activity.
You must provide the annual reports (annual assessment report and consolidated annual report) and the assessment fee by the due date.
(2) Late penalties.
If you fail to submit the required annual reports and assessment fee by the due date you are subject to a penalty of fifty dollars for each item for each day of delay. For example, if the department receives the two annual reports and assessment fee on March 4th, you would have to pay an additional four hundred fifty dollars as a late penalty. If the items are filed with the department more than thirty days after ceasing Washington operations, the late penalty will accrue at the same rate. The maximum late penalty that will be assessed is five thousand dollars per reporting year. More penalties may be assessed if the department must make a bond claim to collect the amounts due. See subsection (3) of this section.
(3) Failure to file.
If a licensee fails to pay its annual assessment fee or file the annual reports by the due date the director may file a claim against the licensee's surety bond for failing to comply with the Consumer Loan Act. The department may make a claim for the late penalties under subsection (2) of this section and the greater of:
(a) The assessment fee paid the previous year;
(b) The average annual assessment fee paid in the previous two years; or
(c) Fifteen hundred dollars.
(4) Annual reporting of residential mortgage loan data.
On an annual basis the company licensee must provide information on the characteristics of residential mortgage loan originations in an electronic format prescribed by the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and 31.04.165. 12-18-047, § 208-620-430, filed 8/29/12, effective 11/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 31.04.165 and 2010 c 35. 10-20-122, § 208-620-430, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 31.04.165, 2009 c 120, and 2009 c 149. 09-24-090, § 208-620-430, filed 12/1/09, effective 1/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040. 08-15-125, § 208-620-430, filed 7/22/08, effective 8/22/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 31.04.165, 31.04.015, 31.04.045, 31.04.075, 31.04.085, 31.04.093, 31.04.102, 31.04.115, 31.04.145, 31.04.155, and 31.04.175. 06-04-053, § 208-620-430, filed 1/27/06, effective 2/27/06.]