Thousands of tax return preparers are electing to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). There are a tremendous amount of benefits for participating in the program. Completing the required continuing education courses are a prerequisite to using the AFSP designation. Once you complete your required continuing education courses - many preparers are not sure what to do next - or more specifically what action they must take with the IRS to register with the IRS and begin using the AFSP designation and receive their record of completion from the IRS.
We have put together a step by step guide of what you will see in your PTIN account when you elect to participate in the AFSP and how you can get your record of completion. Click the image below to review the seven easy steps to particpate in the AFSP for details on how to elect to particpate in the program and receive your record of completion when you renew your PTIN.