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Want to Become an IRS Annual Filing Season Certified Tax Preparer? Earn your IRS issued Annual Filing Season Certificate (AFSC) with the successful completion of this course and prepare to become an IRS Certified Tax Return Preparer.

In order to obtain the AFSC, credentialed or exempted tax preparers will need to complete 15 hours of tax education (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season). This course meets this requirement.

Once you become an Annual Filing Season Certified Tax Preparer with the IRS, the IRS will issue a certificate as well as list your name in their public database including your credentials. Start today and obtain your valuable IRS certification.

Please note: Residents of California and Oregon will also need to complete a state registered tax preparation OTPB or CTEC course approved by their respective state. For California (CTEC) and Oregon Tax Preparers click the following links: CTEC Registered Tax Preparer Qualifying Course or Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer Course.


We offer reliable, superior, quality tax preparer training at an affordable cost. Our IRS Income tax classes will provide you with the knowledge to excel as a tax professional. Why is Platinum superior? Our online tax courses are designed for busy people who want to simplify their education by immersing themselves in a subject matter at an affordable cost and you will be able to prepare tax returns accurately. Our IRS AFSC Continuing Education Course includes 15 hours of IRS CE credit (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season). Platinum is the only company to offer state supplements to further enhance your education. It doesn't get better than this.


Platinum’s Online Tax School offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, and reading material conveniently located within each tax course. No need to download anything and you have unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and final exam(s). We even offer full instructor support. You will receive the tax preparer training necessary to successfully prepare tax returns. Our current courses are based upon the IRS’s most recently available tax laws, forms, and schedules. Return as often as you like to study and review even after you complete the course. Your course is good for six months. Our tax preparer training will also give you the confidence needed in obtaining the tax knowledge to prepare individual tax returns.


Once you enroll in our IRS online tax course, you can start studying immediately online. Learn 24/7, and at your own pace. No sitting in classrooms. No waiting for books or materials to be sent to you. Best of all your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion course. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to IRS. Once the tax preparer has met all three requirements for the Internal Revenue Service AFSC (renewed their PTIN, taken appropriate amount of continuing education, completed and passed the AFTR course/test if required), a certificate will be available in the PTIN holder's online IRS account for printing. Any "unenrolled" preparer not already bound by Circular 230 will need to sign an agreement to follow sub-part b of Circular 230 before being able to print the certificate from the Internal Revenue Service. There will be no cost to the preparer for the AFSC certificate. The IRS will then list AFSC tax preparers in their public database including the tax preparer's credentials.

With Platinum Professional Services there is no confusion, only a direct path to success. Feel free to discover the most proficient way to deepen your education and be efficient, all while saving you time and money. Here at Platinum Professional Services, we make it easy for you without any added obstacles. Everyone wants to simplify their life and finally, we have the way.

Platinum‘s Online Tax School offers a tax preparation course (approval #JK8E2) in order to successfully prepare tax returns.

You will learn to prepare taxes and get started with your new preparer career. What are you waiting for?

Want to further your tax preparer training? Add a state supplement. Boost your federal tax law knowledge by adding a state supplement to your tax education curriculum.

To purchase, or learn more about the course, click the link below.

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If you are not completely satisfied with our course, we will offer you a full refund within three days of purchasing. No refunds given for group orders.

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