It may not always be possible for a tax professional to retain impartiality and avoid conflicts of interest. What IS the Ethical Thing to Do?
How Does the IRS Define a Conflict of Interest for Tax Professionals? Read about the definition and how to avoid conflicts of interest as a tax preparer.
When you renew your PTIN this year you'll notice a new option. You will see an option to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program. The Annual Filing Season Program. (AFSP) is an IRS Effort to recognize tax preparers who aspire to a higher degree of professionalism. By participating in the program you are electing to complete a specific amount of continuing education and in turn you will receive all the benefits of the program including getting a record of completion directly from the IRS that will be available in your PTIN account once the completed courses have been reported to the IRS.