This is a voluntary program that must be competed by December 31, 2016.
It is designed to encourage education and filing season readiness for paid tax return preparers.
The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) will allow unenrolled return preparers to obtain a Record of CompletionThere are two components to the Annual Filing Season Program for non-exempt participants:
when they voluntarily complete a required amount of continuing education (CE), including a course
in basic tax filing issues and updates, an ethics course, and other federal tax law courses.
- 12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) (left column)
- 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course (right column)
- Introductory price for 18 hour Annual Filing Season Program - $99