Become an Annual Filing Season Program Participant

The IRS believes in a mandatory competency standard for federal tax return preparers. To this end, legislation continues to be the priority of the IRS. The Annual Filing Season Program recognizes the efforts of unenrolled return preparers who improve their professional competency through continuing education. Anyone with a PTIN can prepare a federal tax return. However, some preparers with a PTIN work to ready themselves for the filing season through educational efforts, The program differentiates these preparers from the rest of the marketplace.