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Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course

Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course

Qualify for the Annual Filing Season Program certificate. Our Live-Stream Online Course! REGISTER TODAY!

The Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course is a 6-hour course accompanied by a 3-hour, 100 question comprehension exam. It was first introduced by the IRS in 2015 as part of the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP), which is intended to recognize tax return preparers who voluntarily enhance their knowledge and improve their competency through continuing education.

The 2022 AFTR course consists of 3 domains:

Domain 1 - New Tax Law/Recent Updates

Domain 2 - General Review

Domain 3 - Practices, Procedures, and Professional Responsibility


  • 100 question, multiple-choice examination
  • 3 hour duration
  • Open book
  • Must be completed by December 31, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the return preparer receives an Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion from the IRS.