Tagged: AFSP

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Final Days for Completing IRS Annual Filing Season Program Requirements

As the year draws to a close, the time is fast expiring for tax professionals to complete the requirements for the IRS’s new Annual Filing Season Program. In order to participate in the program for 2015, tax professionals must complete specific continuing education requirements by December 31, 2014.  The specific CE requirements vary for participants in the program who are...

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AICPA Appeals Lawsuit Against Tax Preparer AFSP Program to DC Appellate Court

According to Law 360, the AICPA has filed the necessary documents to appeal the adverse ruling they received on their challenge of the Annual Filing Season Program newly initiated by the Internal Revenue Service. After the result was handed down by Judge Boasberg in the D.C. District Court in October, the AICPA responded claiming they were “shocked and disappointed” at...

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IRS to Begin Issuing AFSP Records of Completion This Week

According to sources within the IRS Return Preparer Office, taxpayers who have completed the requirements for obtaining a Record of Completion under the recently vindicated Annual Filing Season Program will begin to be able to download their Records of Completion starting this weekend. Any taxpayer who has qualified for the AFSP Record of Completion credential will be able to download...

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D.C. Court Dismisses AICPA v. IRS – The AFSP Program Moves Forward Unscathed

Washington D.C. (October 27, 2014) – The Washington D.C. federal circuit court dismissed the AICPA’s lawsuit against the IRS that sought to invalidate the IRS’s new Annual Filing Season Program. The court ruled favorably on the IRS’s motion to dismiss the suit based on the AICPA’s lack of standing, a result that is consistent with this outlet’s previous analysis of...