2023 15-Hour Exempt AFSP Package

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Stay on top of tax changes with our IRS-approved 15-hour course package for tax preparers! Expert insight from top industry leaders, including Dr. Bart Basi, Roman Basi, Lacie Henson, and Doug Stives. We cover all significant changes and topics, including federal tax law updates, estate planning, entity selection, credits, and deductions.

The 15 hours contained in this package include the following: 

  • 2 Hours of Ethics
  • 3 Hours of Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 10 Hours of Federal Tax Law Related Topics 

This package covers all significant tax changes and topics affecting all taxpayers. 

Course titles included in this package: 

  • 2023 Ethics Circular 230 (2 Credit Hours of Ethics)
  • 2023 Federal Tax Law Updates - (3 Credit Hours of Federal Tax Law Updates)
  • 2023 Business Entity Selection and Tax Advantages & Real Estate Tax Laws (2 Credit Hours of Federal Tax Law)
  • 2023 Common Mistakes and Missed Opportunities on Tax Returns (1 Credit Hour of Federal Tax Law)
  • 2023 Estate Planning (2 Credit Hours of Federal Tax Law)
  • 2023 Outlook and Hot Topics (2 Credit Hours of Federal Tax Law)
  • 2023 The Latest on Credit and Deductions (1 Credit Hour of Federal Tax Law)
  • 2023 Understanding Critical Forms, Schedules, Credits, and Deductions (2 Credit Hours of Federal Tax Law)

The Learning Objectives for this course are:

  • Understand the changes to the tax laws that will affect the 2023 and 2024 tax filing seasons.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of tax professionals.
  • Select the right business entity for a client's specific needs.
  • Develop a real estate tax plan for a client.
  • Understand the federal estate and gift tax laws.
  • Prepare a Form 1041 estate tax return.
  • Develop an estate plan for a client.

The most important topics are covered in this 15-hour package. The Federal Tax Law Updates course covers three main segments related to the 2023 tax season: tax brackets, tax credits, and special rules. Dr. Basi goes into important detail for each, including the employee retention tax credit, electric vehicle tax credits, bonus depreciation, research and development tax credits, and more, as well as discussing worker classification, bankruptcy, and estate and gift tax returns.

Ethics Circular 230 covers conflict of interest, ethical responsibilities, obligations, and penalties, with real-life case examples. Understand and define Circular 230, review tax returns, and gain insights on due diligence and competency. This course will help enhance your tax compliance skills.

The Business Entity Selection and Tax Advantages & Real Estate Tax Laws course covers business entity selection, real estate tax laws, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, series LLCs, subchapter s corporations, subchapter c corporations, tax implications, succession planning, real estate taxation, taxpayer's basis, tax code, residential homeowners, and investors.

The Estate Planning course covers the many aspects of estate planning, including federal estate and gift tax issues, Form 1041, and future expectations.

This package will provide the updates you need to prepare for the 2024 tax season!

  1. The benefits for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) participants are:

    1. Your name is listed in the Federal Tax Return Preparers Directory on the IRS website with your Credentials and Select Qualifications, updated and available every January.
    2. You will have certain representation rights for the tax returns you prepare and sign.
    3. You are dedicated to remaining current with changing tax laws.
    4. You will receive the AFSP – Record of Completion that proves to your current and potential clients that you are a well-educated tax preparer who understands and implements the tax law updates that occur each year.
  2. By choosing My Tax Courses Online for your IRS-approved Continuing Education, you are:

    1. You can access courses taught by top tax professionals, including Dr. Bart Basi, Roman Basi, Laci Henson, Doug Stives, and more.
    2. IRS-approved courses are updated each year, and new courses are continually added.
    3. On-demand videos and materials to access
    4. Fast reporting – We pride ourselves on submitting your approved CE credits directly to the IRS within 7 days.
  1. How do I participate in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)

    The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) recognizes non-credentialed tax return preparers who are looking to enhance their professionalism. To qualify, follow these steps:

    1. Continuing Education: Complete 18 hours of IRS-approved continuing education, including a six-hour federal tax law refresher course with a test. If you're exempt, complete 15 hours, including 3 hours of federal tax law updates.
    2. PTIN Renewal: Renew your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for the next year.
    3. Consent to Circular 230: Agree to follow the rules in Circular 230.

    Once you finish these steps, you'll get an "Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion" from the IRS.

    CLICK HERE to see the IRS FAQ for further details.

  2. Do you need 15 hours (Exempt) or 18 hours (Non-Exempt) of Continuing Education?

    Most people need 18 hours, which is Non-Exempt. You're Exempt if you fall under one of these top categories:

    1. Passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer Test between November 2011 and January 2013.
    2. Are in a state-based program with testing requirements (like Oregon, California, or Maryland).
    3. Passed SEE (Special Enrollment Exam) Part I in the last three years.

    To see the complete list of exemptions, review the following IRS document. CLICK HERE.

  3. Here's a step-by-step guide to get an AFSP Record of Completion.

    • Education Requirement: Complete 18 hours of continuing education from IRS-approved CE Providers, such as My Tax Courses Online, and includes the following requirements:

      1. Take a 6-hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course from an IRS-approved provider like My Tax Courses Online. Pass the course's test.
      2. Complete 10 hours of additional training on federal tax law topics.
      3. Complete 2 hours of Ethics.
    • Education Requirement: Exempt participants must complete 15 hours of continuing education from IRS-approved CE Providers, such as My Tax Courses Online, which includes the following requirements:

      1. Pass the 3-hour federal tax law update course.
      2. Complete 10 hours of extra training on federal tax law topics.
      3. Complete 2 hours of ethics training.
    • Active PTIN: Make sure to renew your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    • Compliance Consent: Agree to follow the rules in Circular 230.

  4. When and how will you receive your Record of Completion?

    Your Record of Completion is issued to you once all requirements are completed, which includes renewing your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for the upcoming year and agreeing to the rules in Circular 230.

    • If you have an online PTIN account, you will receive an email from taxpros@ptin.irs.gov with instructions on how to sign the Circular 230 consent and access your certificate.
    • If you need an online PTIN account, you will receive a letter with instructions on completing the application process and obtaining your certificate.