- This bulk user bundle includes the AFTR exam and access to the additional continuing education course requirements to obtain the full AFSP - Record of Completion for both exempt and non-exempt preparers
- Federal Direct provides AFSP continuing education training covering both basic and advanced tax preparation topics. You choose which is right for you and your team This bulk discount bundle allows for each user to choose the individual training topics that are right for them. No one size fits all training here!
- Access Expires annually, December 31st or contact us directly for additional flexibility or bulk account needs.
General Tax Law
The general tax law category might seem like an intimidating category label, but this category simply focuses on general tax topics. Federal Direct training strives to covers Individual tax topics of interest and relevance to the general tax preparer. If you preparer traditional individual tax clients, this category will cover standards such as income, expenses, deductions, credits, and dependents, as well as some higher level topics like self-employment, and depreciation.
Tax Law Updates
The tax law updates category covers annual changes to the tax code and how it will affect the preparation of your clients' returns. The IRS changes and updates the tax code every year and the past few years have made this category a popular one! These changes can come in the form of inflationary changes, new credits and deductions as well as expiring ones, and even sometimes broad sweeping forms changes. Make sure you are in the know and ready for the current and coming tax seasons by keeping up with you Tax Law Updates!
Ethics has always been the category of "grey". Not everything in the tax preparation arena is black and white. Many times your clients present you with scenarios that require you to look at and analyze through a prism of Ethics. This category covers not only circular 230 and tax preparer requirements and penalties, but it also has scenario related topics to help you get a basis for identifying incomplete, inconsistent, and inaccurate return information, and how to help your clients navigate those challenging situation with confidence!
Automatic IRS Reporting
When you take you continuing education courses you will receive a certificate indicating your completion of the topic, and we will automatically report your credits to the IRS. A PTIN (Preparers Tax Identification Number) is required for IRS reporting & tracking.