Annual Filing Season Program

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Glossary: Annual Filing Season Program

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Glossary|Tags: , |

The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) is a voluntary IRS program to recognize certain tax preparers who are not EAs, CPAs or attorneys.

Why Yes, I Am “Just” An Enrolled Agent

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com I recently got a fascinating email from a CPA who decided she needed to inform me that she was unsubscribing from my blog. Here is what she wrote: I apologize, I didn’t realize you’re just an enrolled agent.  I’m not interested.  Thank you. (Actual e-mail to me from a CPA, [...]

Why is the AICPA Filing a Lawsuit Against Lame IRS Preparer Program?

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

We all get gold stars in the IRS's new "Annual Filing Season Program." Woo hoo. Time to wade into the IRS preparer regulation fray again. The IRS is plowing forward with a voluntary program for tax preparers that falls well short of "regulation." And for some reason, the AICPA has filed a lawsuit against the [...]

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