AFSP

Once you complete all Continuing Education requirements and renewal of your PTIN you will need to login to your PTIN account and complete the process.  The final step is for you to consent to adhere to specific practice obligations outlined in Subpart B and section 10.51 of Treasury Department Circular 230.  Note: It may take a week after your CE has been reported to the IRS before the consent language appears in your PTIN account.

This is a REQUIRED step to be in the Program and receive your Record of Completion.  Participation in the program will also grant you limited representation rights.

The IRS explains the consent process in the following video:

Within a couple of days your Record of Completion will show up in your PTIN inbox.  You can download and print your certificate.

Preparers who complete the AFSP will also be included in a public directory on IRS.gov (click here to access the directory) for taxpayers to use in searching for qualified tax return preparers. Note: it may take up to four weeks after the IRS receives an update for a tax return preparer’s information to be added or revised in the directory.