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This comment letter answers two of the nine questions posed by the IRS in Notice 2009-60. These two questions address the need for additional legislative, regulatory, or administrative rules to prohibit the sale of financial products connected with the tax preparation process, and the need for the IRS to register or license preparers, and establish testing and educational requirements. This comment letter will also illustrate the impact of refund anticipation loans on the asset-building potential of low-wealth people receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in the Chicago region.