The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Course Bundle That Makes Your Life Easier and More Profitable
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The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) is a voluntary education and registration program. Tax pros who obtain this credential receive certain benefits that non-AFSP tax preparers do not.
Many thousands of tax professionals are asleep at the wheel about how important this voluntary AFSP credential can be. If you are an "unenrolled tax preparer" (meaning, not EA or CPA) and you choose not to obtain your AFSP credential, you will lose all rights to represent your clients with any and all IRS matters.
Most tax clients assume that their tax professional will represent them with the IRS should an issue arise. Without the AFSP credential, you will not have this right, which can lead to a breakage of hard-earned trust with your clients if and when an IRS issue arises.
In addition to preserving your rights to help your clients if and when they need help, IRS will also list you in a database of tax pros who have completed continuing education, which some tax pros use as a way to stand out from their competition.
The product you're seeing on this page contains three courses, all of which are required to obtain the AFSP credential:
These are all the hours required and you do not need any other courses than these.
And that's OK! That's why we have two options: The One Time, with no annual automatic charge, and the Forever Edition, with one small annual automatic charge. Just choose whichever option you prefer, it's all good! :)
In order to provide you with the most updated information, much of the material comes out closer to tax season. As a Forever Edition Member, you'll receive notifications when new Forever Edition Bonuses are posted. And, since your course access doesn't expire, you can log in at anytime to view those additional bonus trainings!
We conduct three main "versions" of this course: the July release, a September update, and then a January update. Forever Edition Members get access to every updated version, when it comes out.
We support Members primarily via fast response email support. You can ask questions or get support by emailing email@example.com. Every email you send creates a 'ticket' on our system that must be resolved and this makes sure that we take care of every single need that you have. We also conduct phone support at 310-422-1283 and you can also send a text message to that number.
If you already have a Forever Edition Membership from a previous year, our system won't allow you to buy it again; the system will tell you that you're already enrolled. To check your membership status, click here to log in to your Pronto Tax School Account. If you see a course in your Dashboard called "Forever Edition Bonuses," you're already a Forever Edition Member. You don't need to buy or do anything, your new course will just automatically show up in your account on August 1.
Our AFSP course is unique and popular for two main reasons:
In fact, it's rather entertaining at times, if we do say so ourselves. Our perspective is unique, and we focus on creating great value for you.
You read the textbook, watch the videos, take the test, and get instant scoring, all online. If you want to see exactly how the course system works, watch this video.
Completing this course is only one part of obtaining your AFSP credential. You must take a couple other easy, totally doable steps in order to finalize your credential with IRS. Within your course, we provide detailed, step-by-step instructions and reminders about all the steps of the process.
Yes, we sure do! It comes out after the English version so we can build in time to translate everything. We are committed to providing tax education in both English and Spanish. You also get the English version included with your purchase of the Spanish version, as a special bonus! Check back in September for Spanish course launch.
We offer a 14-Day No-Hassle Money-Back Guarantee on the online course! The only exception is if we have already reported your hours. If we have reported your IRS hours, there are no refunds whatsoever, even if you're within the 14-Day refund period. Also, there are no refunds on the printed version.
We only want you to be a Member if you want to be a Member. You can cancel anytime! Either visit this page to cancel, or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to cancel. You'll then receive a notification that your Membership has been canceled and no charge will appear on your card.
This is something that we are working on now with our development team. We expect to have a way to do that sometime soon. In the meantime, if you're pretty sure you want the Forever Edition, would be a good idea to just get it now. You can always cancel later if you want to cancel. This way you know you are getting the best deal possible.
Back by popular demand, we now offer a printed version. This is not a substitute for the online course and tests. It is simply for those who want to study on the printed page instead of a screen. Or they would rather not go through the hassle of printing a PDF.