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Tax Preparer Continuing Education

TaxPreparersCE.com is an IRS-Approved sponsor with over 20 years of experience in delivering tax-related continuing education. Our 8- and 11-hour continuing education packages will satisfy the full education requirement for the new IRS Annual Filing Season Program. We have packages for preparers who are required to take the 6-hour AFTR course as well as those who are exempt from this portion of the requirement. See Am I exempt from AFTR? to determine if you are exempt.

**All courses for the 2015 Annual Filing Season Program were required to be completed by 12/31/14. No courses are currently available for purchase. We expect courses for the 2016 filing season to be available by July 2015.**

AFTR Package

This package satisfies the annual continuing education requirement for the IRS Annual Filing Season Program for tax preparers who must take the AFTR course to qualify. The 11-hour package includes:

  • 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR)
  • 3 hours Federal Tax Law
  • 2 hours Ethics

Course materials are provided as a PDF file that can be downloaded from your account immediately after purchase. Exams are completed online. NOTE: Per IRS regulations, the AFTR exam will have 100 questions and a time limit of 3 hours. All other exams have no time limit and 5 questions per credit hour.

AFTR-Exempt Package

This package satisfies the annual continuing education requirement for the IRS Annual Filing Season Program for tax preparers who do not need to take the AFTR course. The 8-hour package includes:

  • 3 hours Federal Tax Law
  • 3 hours Federal Tax Updates
  • 2 hours Ethics

Course materials are provided as a PDF file that can be downloaded from your account immediately after purchase. Exams are completed online.

NOTE: TaxPreparersCE.com is not a CTEC-Registered provider and courses do not count for CTEC credit

How it Works

  1. Determine if you need to take the 6-hour AFTR course. See Am I Exempt?
  2. Purchase the appropriate continuing education package
  3. Download PDF study materials from your My Account page
  4. Take the multiple-choice, online exam for each course
  5. Receive your Completion Certificate immediately with a score of 70% or better
  6. TaxPreparersCE.com will report your credits to the IRS
  7. The IRS will contact you with more information about the AFSP program

*All courses must be completed by 12/31*