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IRS Launches New Directory of Tax Return Preparers

The IRS today announced their launch of the anticipated online directory of tax preparers. The new directory, which has been in the works for months since the IRS announced their plans for the voluntary Annual Filing Season Program (“AFSP”), features searchable and sortable listings of professional tax preparers who are valid PTIN holders in 2015. However, not all active PTIN...

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IRS Announces 2015 Tax Filing Season Will Begin On-Time Starting Jan 20

The IRS today announced that the 2015 tax filing season will open on January 20th, an on-time start for the filing season, in spite of the potential delays brought on by the Congressional delay in passing the tax extenders package. Commissioner Koskinen had long been warning Congress that the prolonged uncertainty related to the tax law could cause delays in...

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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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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...