Collection: Annual Filing Season Program ( AFSP)

The AFSP is an annual voluntary program for tax return preparers. It aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed tax return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism.

How do I obtain an AFSP-Record of Completion for Filing Season?

   • Take a six (6) hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course that covers filing season issues and tax law updates, as well
     as a knowledge-based comprehension test administered at the end of the course by the CE Provider.
   • Take ten (10) hours of other federal tax law topics; and
   • Take two (2) hours of ethics.
   • Have an active preparer tax identification number (PTIN).
   • Consent to adhere to Circular No. 230.



IRS Tax Preparer Directory

Be included in the public directory of tax return preparers on the IRS website.

Record of Completion

Earn a certificate of completion directly from the IRS to showcase in your office!

Limited Representation

You will be able to represent clients during an examination of a return that you prepared.