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Annual Federal Tax Refresher Courses Under Audit by IRS Tax Preparer Office

Washington D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service indicated that it will be auditing all Annual Federal Tax Refresher (or AFTR) courses that are being provided as a required element of its new Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) for all non-exempt tax professionals seeking to participate in the program.  An AFTR course must include six hours of continuing education content of topics...

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The Difference Between Exempt and Non-Exempt Preparers for the IRS’s New Annual Filing Season Program

The IRS recently launched a new voluntary tax preparer program called the Annual Filing Season Program (or AFSP).  One of the key distinctions in the program is whether a preparer is exempt or non-exempt as different Continuing Education requirements apply.  For instance, non-exempt preparers must complete an Annual Federal Tax Refresher course and exam administered by an IRS-approved CE provider...

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AICPA Files Protectionist Lawsuit Against IRS over Annual Filing Season Program

Washington D.C. – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Washington in an effort to interrupt the IRS’s voluntary Annual Filing Season Program (or AFSP). The AFSP allows unenrolled tax preparers to attain a Record of Completion by completing an Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course as well...

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What Does the Annual Filing Season Program Mean to RTRPs?

Many tax professionals who passed the RTRP exam are wondering how the recently announced IRS Annual Filing Season Program, Annual Federal Tax Refresher course, and AFTR exam affects them.  These questions enter an already confusing regulatory framework given the Loving decision where the mandatory nature of the RTRP program was invalidated.[1]  Since the IRS was enjoined from administering the mandatory RTRP...

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Fuller Announces Release of 2015 Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course

Salt Lake City, Utah – Fuller Professional Education is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its 2015 Annual Federal Tax Refresher course and examination that will be available to tax professionals seeking to participate in the IRS’s new Annual Filing Season Certification Program effective July 1, 2014.[1] The course and exam implement all of the IRS-required topics including new...