Who is exempt from taking the AFTR course?

By | November 21st, 2015|

Some unenrolled preparers are exempt from the AFTR course requirement because of their completion of other recognized state or national competency tests. These exempt groups are still required to meet other program requirements, including 15 CE credits (10 Federal Tax Law, 3 Federal Tax Law Updates, and 2 Ethics). Return preparers who can obtain the [...]

What if I take the course but do not pass the test?

By | November 21st, 2015|

The course has not been satisfactorily completed until the comprehension test is passed. The Tax University allows 2 re-takes.  If you do not pass after the initial try and 2 re-takes please call our customer support number – (434)227-4480 – to reset your re-takes.

What does the AFTR test cover? What is the format and how long is it?

By | November 21st, 2015|

The AFTR Course comprehension test will include all tax law topics covered in the AFTR course. The exam will consist of a minimum of 100 questions made up of multiple choice and True/False style questions. Participants will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the exam. Refer to the test parameters published by the IRS [...]

Does the IRS administer the comprehension test given at the end of the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course?

By | November 21st, 2015|

No, the IRS does not administer the comprehension test. IRS-approved Continuing Education Providers offer the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course and are responsible for the development and administration of the comprehension test associated with the AFTR course. The IRS does provide a course outline and test parameters which must be followed by providers.