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Want to Become an IRS Annual Filing Season Program Qualified Tax Preparer? Earn your IRS issued Annual Filing Season Program record of completion with the successful completion of this course and prepare to become an IRS Qualified Tax Return Preparer. Whether you are looking to start your own tax practice or find employment as a tax professional, your tax preparer training career starts here.

In order to obtain the AFSP designation, non-credentialed or non-exempt tax preparers will need to complete 18 hours of tax education.

Once you become a Qualified Tax Preparer with the IRS, the IRS will issue a record of completion as well as list your name in their public database including your credentials. Want a more extensive course? Our IRS AFSP Tax Return Preparer Prep course includes 18 hours CE with the AFTR

Residents of California and Oregon will also need to complete a state registered tax preparation Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP) 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.

Please note: Platinum offers a separate 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher course for those who have already completed 10 hours of tax law and 2 hours of ethics.


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 AFSP Continuing Education Course includes 18 hours of IRS CE credit. 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. Our tax courses are available to you for six months (180 days) upon purchase and will expire after the six month term. Please note: Enrolled Agent review courses and Notary courses expire after one year. 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 AFSP (renewed their PTIN, taken appropriate amount of continuing education, completed and passed the AFTR course/test if required), a record of completion 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 record of completion from the Internal Revenue Service. There will be no cost to the tax preparer for the AFSP record of completion. The IRS will then list AFSP Qualified 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. Please note: these tax courses listed below are good for six months but in order to particpate in the Annual Filing Season Program you must complete the course by December 31st deadline regardless of the expiration of the course.

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.

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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 or to students who have completed more than one quiz.

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