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In 2014, the IRS unveiled a new continuing education program for Tax Professionals. This voluntary program, Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP), has been designed by the IRS to offer value added benefits for those Tax Professionals who complete their education.

This course consists of 18 Hours of continuing education and covers a variety of subjects. Tax preparers who complete this program will receive an Annual Filing Season “Record of Completion” and be included in a public database of return preparers on the IRS website. They will also be able to represent their customers in front of the IRS in matters related to professional tax returns you prepare on their behalf.

Utilizing on-demand content, you can complete the work on a schedule that best fits your needs. There is no set time frame to complete the course and you can study or take the test from any computer with an internet connection. Please see course listings below.

Program Name Credits
2022 Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) 6
Master the Latest IRS Standards for Tax Practice Under Circular 230 2
1040 Preparation and Planning 9: Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions (2021) 2
How to Avoid the Most Common Errors in Tax Problem Solving 2
Worker Classification: Dealing with Current Rules and What Might Lie Ahead 2
Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals 2
How Clients Deal with Tax Law Challenges: Using Practical Planning Strategies 2

Full IRS AFSP Continuing Education Course — $120.00

For more detailed information regarding the IRS Annual Filing Season Program, please click on the following link - http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Annual-Filing-Season-Program.

Please Note: The IRS does not release the current year's content to providers until May. Once released, Refunds Today will update our course material and the IRS AFSP Course will be available starting in June.