2021 New York-IRS AFSP Tax Return Preparer Prep Course Incl 18hrs CE w/AFTR
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In order to obtain the tax knowledge needed to prepare tax returns accurately you will need to successfully complete our IRS AFSP Tax Return Preparer Prep tax course (IRS approval #JK8E2) which will allow you to to prepare individual and small business tax returns properly. In addtion, the course will meet the IRS Annual Filing Season (AFSP) 18 hour Continuing Education (CE) tax course requirements for non-exempted tax preparers and who are required to complete the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTR) in order to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Using direct up-to-date IRS publications, instructions and forms built within the course a series of questions will guide you through each tax publication so that you become proficient with the IRS's terminology, guidelines, and procedures. There are no educational prerequisites required for the successful completion of the course. Platinum is also the only company to offer state supplements to further enhance your education. It doesn't get better than this.New York-IRS Annual Filing Season Certificate Continuing Education Requirements
Course Prerequisites: High school diploma or high school diploma equivalent is recommended. The IRS requires all paid tax preparers to sign up with the IRS and obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). All tax preparers will need to renew an existing PTIN annually. Enrolled Agents have separate requirements, Click Here to learn more.
In general, you must register if you: Will be paid to prepare at least one or more New York State returns or report, or will help to issue or administer a refund anticipation loan or refund anticipation check.
You must pay a $100 registration fee if you are a commercial tax return preparer if you: Will be paid to prepare at least one New York State tax return or report in the current calendar year and were paid to prepare 10 or more New York State tax returns in the previous calendar year, or will be paid to prepare 10 or more tax returns in the current calendar year.
All commercial preparers who will prepare New York State personal income tax returns must complete continuing education requirements. Your status as a personal income tax preparer will be reflected on your registration certificate. Either 4-hour or 16-hour coursework must be completed through the state of New York. Please click here for more information on who is required to take 4 and 16 hours of continuing education.
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IRS Annual Filing Season Program Continuing Education Requirements
If a credentialed tax professional (CPA, attorney, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, enrolled actuary) or the exempt group listed above wants to be a part of the Annual Filing Season Program, he/she must have 15 hours of continuing education from an IRS approved provider. The 15 credit hours will need to include 3 hours of Federal tax updates, 10 Hours of Federal tax law topics, and 2 hours of Ethics. No CE credit will be given to Enrolled Agents for completing an AFTR course. The 18 credit hours must include 6 hours of an Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course with a knowledge based comprehension test, 10 hours of Federal tax law topics and 2 hours of Ethics. The program is directed to preparers who are not attorneys, CPAs or enrolled agents.
About the IRS Annual Filing Season Program Continuing Education Tax Course
About the IRS Tax Return Preparer Prep Tax Course
Course Organization: Students create a login I.D. and password and have access to the course 24/7. The course is presented in an online E-Book format making the reading material portable if you prefer to work offline. Each reading assignment is then followed by a one or two part quiz presented in a multiple choice format. A series of quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. The answers are submitted online and will be automatically graded. The student will be provided with important feedback and answer key to all quiz questions. Once all of the quizzes are completed, the student will then need to complete a final exam that will review all of the topics covered. The student will receive a pass or fail grade on the final exam but, unlike the quizzes, the student will not be provided with an answer key or any feedback (to comply with IRS guidelines regarding final testing). All quizzes and the final exam(s) must be completed with a passing grade of 70% or better to receive a Certificate of Completion. The student has unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and the final exam(s). (Note that the completion of the quizzes is not mandatory). Discussion forums are available within the course. Our "Student Course Forum" is available to chat with other students in the same course and our "General Student Forum" is available to chat with students in all courses. The Certificate of Completion can be printed by the student within the course and is also emailed to the student immediately following the successful completion of the course. Course completions are then reported to the IRS and, if applicable, to CTEC by Platinum Professional Services. The tax course is available to the student for six months upon registration. Our current courses are based upon the IRS's most recently available tax laws, forms, and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site.
Want to add a state supplement? Boost your federal tax law knowledge by adding a state supplement to your tax education curriculum. This course includes not only the basics such as forms, filing status, dependents, exemptions and deductions, but also adds taxable and nontaxable state income, credits, adjustments to income, deductions and business income. In addition, students will learn specific state tax laws regarding issues like part-year and nonresident issues, community property rules, and domestic partners.
Student Support: Students can submit questions and comments in a variety of ways. A toll free phone number (877-315-1772), fax line (877-317-9412) and email address (customersupport @platinumprostudies.com) are all offered to the student. A course evaluation is also provided at the conclusion of the course.
Remember, Platinum Professional Services offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, reading material conveniently located within each tax course and unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and final exam(s). We even offer full instructor support. 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. Learn 24/7, online and at your own pace. Best of all, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax course. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to the IRS.
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