The income tax courses listed below meet the 15 hour Oregon and 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. 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: Oregon - 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, Oregon, California CTEC and other state based return preparers required to pass a testing program, CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents (EAs). Residents of California, Oregon, and Maryland will need to complete a state registered tax preparation course. For Non-Exempt Tax Return Preparers, California Tax Education Council (CTEC), Oregon, and Maryland tax preparers click the following links:IRS AFSP CE Courses including the AFTR,CTEC Registered Tax Preparer CE Courses,Maryland - IRS AFSP CE Courses.We also offer IRS approved education courses for enrolled agents and continuing education courses for CPAs that meet most state requirements. For EAs and CPAs click the following links: Enrolled Agent CE Coursesor CPA CE Courses.

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


  • The tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a 15 hour Oregon/IRS CE Tax Course. This tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually three tax courses in one. Tax Class #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. Course #2 covers 2017 personal tax return updates. Topics include the non-business energy property credit, Individual Retirement Accounts, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and the first-time home buyer credit (IRS course # JK8E2-U-00080-17-S), and provides three hours of CPE 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 CPE credit. The three combined courses will meet the 2018 IRS and Oregon (15 CPE credits) 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 tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a 15 hour Oregon / IRS CE Tax Course. The tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually three tax classes in one. Tax class #1 covers small business tax and depreciation. Tax topics include Schedule C; Business Income and Expenses, and Depreciation - Form 4562 and provides ten hours of CE credit. Topics include business income and expenses, and depreciation (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00082-17-S) and provides ten hours of CPE 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. 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 tax classes will meet the IRS and Oregon (15 CPE credits) requirement for the minimum number of CPE credit hours for 2018 including the 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 tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a 15 hour Oregon / IRS CE Tax Course. The tax course (IRS Provider # JK8E2) is actually three tax classes in one. Tax Class #1 covers business entities tax topics including partnerships and C and S corporations (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, IRAs, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and standard mileage rate updates (IRS course #JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CE 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 ethics CE credit. The three combined 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 tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a 15 hour Oregon / IRS CE Tax Course. This tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) 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.