The states of Arkansas, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, and New York require tax preparers to charge the same fees to all clients irrespective of whether or not a client uses a bank product to facilitate payment of their refund, or in the case of New York chooses to e-file or paper file, if the preparer offers bank products to his or her clients.
Legislation in each of these states also specifies other obligations on tax preparers regarding disclosures and notices to their clients. Tax preparers doing business in these states should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the law in their state.
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Maine (Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 9-A, § 10-310(2)(A))
Maryland (MD Code, Commercial Law, § 14-3806)
New York (N.Y. Tax Law § 32(b)(2)(f)(1)(C))
(The "third party" in the NY statute includes TaxSlayer Pro as the tax software provider.)