Annual Filing Season Program, AFSP.
This voluntary program recognizes the efforts of tax return preparers who are generally not attorneys, certified public accountants (CPAs), or enrolled agents. The IRS issues an AFSP Record of Completion certificate to return preparers who obtain a certain number of continuing education hours in preparation for a specific tax year.
Among the benefits of obtaining this credential are the possibility of representing clients for which an AFSP Record of Completion holder prepared returns, and to be listed on the IRS ’website as such one holder.
To receive a Record of Completion for filing season 2021, all continuing education must be finished by
December 31, 2021.