IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Course
Do you want to be included in the IRS Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers?
Do you want to offer your clients representation before selected IRS representatives?
The AFSP aims to recognize the efforts of tax return preparers who wish to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism through a commitment to continuing education.
Tax return preparers who complete the required training:
Are listed in the IRS Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications— a significant business advantage!
Qualify to represent their clients before selected IRS representatives.
Receive the IRS Annual Filing Season Program–Record of Completion certificate for display in home or business office.
How do I qualify?
Non-exempt preparers complete the AFTR course (6 credit hours).
Exempt preparers complete their 3-credit-hour course.
Are you an exempt preparer?
All preparers complete the following courses:
Federal Tax Topics CPE (10 credit hours) Includes course, self-practice quiz, and exam Ethics CPE (2 credit hours) Includes study guide and exam
Non-exempt AFSP participants may represent clients whose returns they prepared and signed, in front of revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.