The Annual Filing Season Program
ABAs and ATPs do not need to take the Annual Refresher Course and Exam to be obtain the AFSP Record of Completion.
So Why take the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course and exam each year when you could earn a prestigious credential you can use after your name year after year?
As part of the voluntary IRS Annual Filing Season Program, which requires annual testing, an Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course and continuing education requirements, Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA) and Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) credential holders are:
- Exempt from the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course and testing requirements
- Automatically qualify for the AFSP-Record of Completion (with a valid PTIN, CPE and Circular 230)
- As Record of Completion holders, will be included in the IRS public database of tax return preparers