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Fuller Announces Release of 2016 Non-Exempt Preparer AFSP Bundle

Fuller Professional Education today announced the release of their 2016 filing season edition of their Annual Filing Season Program continuing education bundle for non-exempt preparers. All non-exempt preparers who would like to participate in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program for the 2016 tax filing season will receive all 18.0 credit hours of continuing education, including the 2016 edition of...

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New York Begins Continuing Education Requirements for Tax Preparers

New York, the fourth state to effectively regulate tax preparers who professional prepare returns in-state, has implemented “Phase 2” of their new regulations by initiating new requirements for certain tax preparers to complete continuing education annually.[1] According to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance, tax preparers in the state of New York prepare approximately 70% of the more...

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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...

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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...