IRS Annual Filing Season Program  (AFSP)

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18 Hours

Non-Exempt Bundle


$129

 


  • Earn AFSP Credential
  • 10 Hours Federal Tax Law
  • 6 Hours Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 2 Hours Ethics
  • AFTR Refresher Course
  • AFTR Exam unlimited attempts to pass
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15 Hours

Exempt Bundle


$85

 

 


  • 10 Hours Federal Tax Law
  • 3 Hours Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 2 Hours Ethics
  • Maintain your credentials
  • AFTR Refresher Course
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6 Hours 

AFTR Refresher Course 


$59

 


  • Unlimited Attempts AFTR Exam
  • 6 Hours Federal Tax Law Updates
  • Does NOT earn AFSP Credential

 

 

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Whats the Difference?


Non-Exempt Or Exempt

Exempt prepares are not required to take the Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course.

 

The following tax return preparers are considered to be exempt:

 

      • Registered Tax Return Prepares (passed the RTRP Test by 1/18/2013)
      • Oregon/California and other state-based return prepares who passed the respective state’s testing programs
      • Prepares who passed the Accredited Tax Prepares test offered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy/Taxation
      • Successful Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program reviewers and instructors
      • Prepares who Passed Part 1 of the Special Enrollment Exam (aka SEE or EA Exam) during the 2-year eligibility window

 

 Requirements


Continuing Education requirements for “Exempt” and “Non-exempt” tax return preparers for the Annual Filing Season Program are listed below. 

 

Non-exempt: 18 total Continuing Education (CE) Hours consists of:  

  •  6 CE hours upon passing the AFTR course
  •  2 CE hours of IRS ethics
  • 10 CE hours of federal tax law (any federal tax topics you choose)
     

 

Exempt: 15 total Continuing Education (CE) Hours consists of:  

  • 3 CE hours of federal tax law updates
  • 2 CE hours of IRS ethics
  • 10 CE hours of federal tax law (any federal tax topics you choose)
Please note that ALL the requirements listed above must be completed by or on December 31, 2019, to qualify for the 2020 AFSP Record of Completion
Per IRS rules, the Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course (the course which has the timed 100-question Final Exam) is only available to be taken from June 1 through December 31.
WiseGuides has entered into an agreement with the Office of Director of Practice, Internal Revenue Service to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Register, Section 106(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, and retention of program outlines,qualifications of lecturers, and length of hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Director of Practice as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual.