The income tax courses listed below meet the 15 hour IRS continuing education (CE) guidelines for exempt or credentialed tax return preparers who want to obtain their Annual Filing Season Program AFSP Record of Completion and become an IRS AFSP Record of Completion Holder. These courses include 10 hours of tax law, two hours of ethics, and three hours of tax updates. These individual sections are also available as separate courses, and are listed below. Platinum’s IRS tax courses are approved under IRS provider number JK8E2. To access your course, click on the course title you purchased below. If you have not yet purchased a course click the following link for more information: IRS Annual Filing Season Program AFSP Continuing Education Tax Courses.

Platinum’s tax courses are available to you for six months upon registration. Our current tax courses are based on the IRS' most recently available tax laws, forms and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site.

Platinum Professional Services tax courses offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, reading material conveniently located within each tax course with an option to print it out if you prefer to work offline and unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and final exam(s). We even offer full instructor support. Learn 24/7, online, and at your own pace. Best of all, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax course. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to the IRS.

Please note: Exempt or credentialed tax return preparers include IRS Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs), Oregon, California CTEC and other state based return preparers required to pass a testing program, CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents (EAs). Please note that residents of California, Oregon, and Maryland are required to complete a state registered tax preparation course. For the California Tax Education Council, Oregon, and Maryland, click the following links: CTEC Registered Tax Preparer CE Courses,Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer CE Courses,Maryland-IRS AFSP CE Courses. Platinum also offers IRS approved continuing professional education courses (CPE) for Enrolled Agents and continuing professional education (CPE) courses for CPAs that meet most state requirements. For EAs and CPAs click the following links: Enrolled Agent CPE Courses or CPA CPE Courses.

Again, if you have not yet purchased a course click the following link: IRS Annual Filing Season Program AFSP Continuing Education Tax Courses.


  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes three hours of federal tax updates, ten hours of federal tax law, and two hours of ethics, per the required IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service requires for credentialed or exempt tax preparers to possess a valid PTIN as well to complete 15 credit hours of continuing education (CE) annually by December 31st using an IRS Approved Provider to maintain and receive the Annual Filing Season Certificate. Our IRS CE Tax course meets the IRS' requirement. Tax Course #1 covers the personal income tax return, form 1040. Topics include non-business income, adjustments to income, credits and tax payments (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00081-17-S) and provides ten hours of CPE credit. Tax Course #2 covers 2017 personal tax return updates. Topics include the inflationary adjusted tax changes, updates to tax credits, updates to Individual Retirement Accounts and a review of the new Affordable Care Act (IRS course # JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CPE credit. Tax Course #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS course #JK8E2-E-00078-17-S) and provides two hours of CPE credit. The three combined courses will meet the 2018 IRS requirement for the number of CPE credit hours including tax updates and ethics requirements. A series of 150 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics.

  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes three hours of federal tax updates, ten hours of federal tax law, and two hours of ethics, per the required IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service requires for credentialed or exempt tax preparers to possess a valid PTIN as well to complete 15 credit hours of continuing education (CE) annually by December 31st using an IRS Approved Provider to maintain and receive the Annual Filing Season Certificate. Our IRS CE Tax course meets the IRS' requirement. This tax course is actually three tax courses in one. Tax class #1 covers small business' and depreciation. Tax topics include Schedule C; Business Income and Expenses, and Depreciation - Form 4562 (IRS Course #JK8E2-T-00082-17-S) and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, capital gains (including the new form 8949), standard mileage rate updates and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (IRS course # JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CPE credit. Tax class #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS course # JK8E2-E-00078-17-S) and provides two hours of CPE credit. The three combined courses will meet the 2017 IRS requirement for the number of CPE credit hours for 2018 including tax updates and ethics requirements. A series of 150 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 75 questions will be given at the end of the course.

  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes three hours of federal tax updates, ten hours of federal tax law, and two hours of ethics, per the required IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service requires for credentialed or exempt tax preparers to possess a valid PTIN as well to complete 15 credit hours of continuing education (CE) annually by December 31st using an IRS Approved Provider to maintain and receive the Annual Filing Season Program record of completion. Our IRS CE Tax course meets the IRS' requirement. This tax course is actually three tax courses in one. Tax class #1 covers business entities including partnerships, S and C corporations. Topics include income, expenses, gains and losses, distributions to shareholders and contribution of capital (IRS Course #JK8E2-T-00083-17-S) and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, capital gains (including the new form 8949), standard mileage rate updates and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit ( IRS course #JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CE credit. Course #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS course #.JK8E2-E-00078-17-S) and provides two hours of CE credit. The three combined tax classes will meet the IRS requirement for the minimum number of CE credit hours for 2018 including the tax updates and ethics requirements. A series of 165 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 75 questions will be given at the end of the course.

  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes three hours of federal tax updates, ten hours of federal tax law, and two hours of ethics, per the required IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service requires for credentialed or exempt tax preparers to possess a valid PTIN as well to complete 15 credit hours of continuing education (CE) annually by December 31st using an IRS Approved Provider to maintain and receive the Annual Filing Season Program record of completion. Our IRS CE Tax course meets the IRS' requirement. This tax course is actually three tax courses in one. Tax class #1 covers advanced topics including Estates and Trusts. Topics include estate and gift tax returns, a summary of the most common trusts, the IRS appeals process, abusive and frivolous tax schemes, and military and international taxpayer topics (IRS Course #JK8E2-T-00084-17-S) and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, capital gains (including the new form 8949), standard mileage rate updates and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit ( IRS course #JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CE credit. Course #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS course #.JK8E2-E-00078-17-S) and provides two hours of CE credit. The three combined tax classes will meet the IRS requirement for the minimum number of CE credit hours for 2018 including the tax updates and ethics requirements. A series of 165 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, a three part final exam consisting of a total of 75 questions will be given at the end of the course.

  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes 10 hours of continuing education CE credit for Tax Return Preparers that that will count towards the annual CE requirement in order to obtain the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Record of Completion. It does not include however the remaining five hours, which includes three hours of tax updates and two hours of ethics. In addition, those needing to complete the 18 hour course, the two hours of ethics and six hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTRC) that non-exempt or unenrolled tax preparers are required to complete, are not included in this course as well. Platinum offers a separate Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTRC) that is available between June 1 and December 31 of each year (per IRS guidelines).

    The tax course covers the personal income tax return, form 1040. Topics include non-business income, adjustments to income, credits and tax payments (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00081-17-S) and provides ten hours of CPE credit. A series of 100 quiz review questions and a 50 question final test will then test your understanding of key topics.


  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Tax Course includes the three hour IRS Continuing Professional Education Income Tax Course Requirement for tax updates.This tax course (CTEC Provider #2052 and IRS Provider #JK8E2) provides three hours of CE credit and covers 2016 and 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, IRAs, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and standard mileage rate updates.

  • The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes 2 hours of ethics for tax preparers who are looking for a two hour RTRP two hour ethics CE Course. The tax class covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed. The course IRS approval number is JK8E2-E-00078-17-S and provides two hours of CE credit.