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.

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Set yourself apart from the competition with our IRS approved course!

Benefits of Completing the AFSP

Tax Preparer Directory

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

Record of

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


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

Deadline to Complete Course December 31
by midnight your time zone.

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.

Annual Filing Season Program

The AFSP course contains 10 hours Tax Law, 6 hours AFTR, and 2 hours Ethics. After completing this course with a score of 70% or better, the tax professional will be able to have limited representation rights for their clients. This course qualifies for 18 hours of continuing education. Included in this course: 6-Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course & Online Test.

Live Webinars

AFSP Live Webinar October
AFSP Live Webinar October

Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 2022

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AFSP webinario en vivo noviembre
AFSP webinario en vivo noviembre

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2022

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AFSP Live Webinar December
AFSP Live Webinar December

Dec. 7 - 9 , 2022

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AFSP webinario en vivo diciembre
AFSP webinario en vivo diciembre

Dec. 13 - 15, 2022

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Annual Federal Tax Refresher

The AFTR course is recommended if you only need the 6 hours of AFTR to complete the AFSP. This program is designed to follow the 3 domains that have been predetermined by the IRS and qualifies for the AFTR portion of the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Course. The student will complete an online open-book 100-question, 3-hour timed test.