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June 09, 2016 11:14 ET

2017 Annual Filing Season Program Courses Now Available at APlusCPE

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - June 09, 2016) - Tax preparers can now fulfill their 2017 Annual Filing Season Program training with APlusCPE. APlusCPE is an approved IRS CE provider and now offers all of the courses needed to satisfy the annual CE requirement for those participating in the IRS voluntary CE program.

APlusCPE's tax preparer continuing education courses are available online, and start at just $9.95. Tax preparers can save even more by ordering all of the courses needed to fulfill the 2017 Annual Filing Season Program training requirements in one of our packages. Our course packages include:

  • Annual Filing Season Program 18-Hour CE Package: This package includes all of the courses needed to meet the requirements of the 2017 Annual Filing Season Program - Record of Completion. This package is available online for just $69.95.
  • Exempt Preparer 15-Hour Package: This package includes all of the courses needed to meet the CE requirements of the preparers who are exempt from the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). This package is available online for just $64.95.

Courses and packages can be ordered online at www.APlusCPE.com, or by calling our toll-free customer support at 877-488-9315. All orders include: online course(s), online exam(s), unlimited retakes, online certificates of completion, and next-day reporting to the IRS.

More About the Annual Filing Season Program Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Annual Filing Season Program - Record of Completion (AFSP - ROC) is intended to recognize and encourage unenrolled tax return preparers who want to voluntarily increase their knowledge and improve their filing season competency through continuing education (CE).

Unenrolled Non-Exempt Tax Preparers

Unenrolled non-exempt tax return preparers who want to obtain the AFSP - ROC need to complete a total of 18 CE hours in the following subject areas:

  • 6-hours in Annual Federal Tax Refresher(AFTR) Course
  • 10 hours of federal tax topics
  • 2 hours of ethics

Unenrolled Exempt Tax Preparers

Unenrolled exempt tax return preparers who want to participate in the AFSP - ROC need to complete a total of 15 CE hours in the following subject areas:

  • 3 hours of federal tax law updates
  • 10 hours of other federal tax topics
  • 2 hours of ethics

Once the CE is completed, tax preparers will also need to renew their PTIN and consent to the Circular 230 practice obligations. Once they have completed all three requirements, they will be listed in the IRS Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications. They will also gain limited representation rights, meaning they can represent clients whose returns they prepared and signed, but only before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

About APlusCPE®: APlusCPE® delivers continuing professional education and exam prep materials to Enrolled Agents, as well as CPE for Certified Public Accountants, California Registered Tax Preparers, Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners, and other training courses for tax professionals. APlusCPE is a trusted source for the latest information on the new tax return preparer requirements. Our interactive courses are written by industry experts, and offer tax preparers a practical hands-on-guide to applying suitable business practices to their day-to-day activities.

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