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2023 Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course

  • AFSP

Published: July, 2022

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Course Description


  • Introduction to the Course
    1 mins
  • Domain 1 - New Tax Law/Recent Updates
    2 mins
  • Domain 2 - Covering topics 2.1 - 2.8
    64 mins
  • Domain 3 - Covering Topics 3.1 - 3.7
    227 mins
  • What an unenrolled return preparer may not do
    320 mins

Course Description

This AFTR course is a high-level, basic 1040 “refresher” course focusing on tax law pertaining to the preparation of 2022 individual tax returns. The 6-hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course includes 3-hours of exams containing 100 questions which were first introduced by the IRS in 2015 as a part of the Annual Filing Season Program. This course is necessary for non-credentialed tax preparers (preparers that are not CPAs, EAs, CFPs, and Attorneys) that want to obtain IRS Annual Filling Season Program (AFSP) - Record of Completion. 

It has been designed to encourage non-credentialed tax preparers and to be aware of the latest legislation changes regarding tax law. This 2023 Annual Federal Tax Refresher course is designed to meet the requirements of the IRS Annual Filing Season Certificate program. It discusses new tax law and recent updates for the upcoming filing season, provides a general tax review, and examines important rules governing tax return preparer ethics, practices and procedures. 

This AFTR Course must be taken together with the test in order to earn the IRS Record of Completion. It will be an open book exam so you can access the reference material while attending the 3-hour exam. All topics in each of the three domains highlighted in the ‘Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course Outline’ document have been tested. 

To qualify, the 100-question test that is administered over three hours has to be completed before the 31st of December 2022 in preparation for the 2023 financial year. Once this 6-hour AFTR course is completed, attendees will be issued a Record of Completion that they can display and use to differentiate themselves in their professional careers. If we talk about representation rights, unenrolled return preparers with a valid PTIN and who hold a record of completion for BOTH the tax return year under examination and the year the examination is conducted may represent under the following conditions: Unenrolled return preparers with the necessary record(s) of completion may represent tax-payers only before revenue agents, customer service representatives, or similar officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service). 

You can complete your AFSP Continuing education requirements by registering for the AFSP Package (including 6-hour AFTR Course 2023) on the MY-CPE portal. You can also visit IRS Website for more information on IRS AFSP exempt/non-exempt table to know who is exempt or non-exempt from taking the AFTR Course. 

Please note that Enrolled Agents can take the AFTR course but cannot receive IRS CE Credits for the course. 

Exam Instructions

  • You will get a total of 4 chances, to clear the exam. After that, you cannot register or attempt an exam again.
  • Please note that if the timer runs out and you have not clicked on Submit button, then your attempt will be counted but you will not be able to receive the score for the exam.
  • During an exam, if an attendee closes the browser window, then your exam progress will not be saved and you have to start the exam again.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the principal individual income tax changes brought about by recent legislation
  • To apply the inflation-adjusted and other limits to the proper preparation of taxpayers’ income tax returns
  • To recognize the federal income tax filing statuses and the criteria for their use
  • To describe the current status of tax extenders
  • To identify the types of income that must be recognized
  • To apply the tax rules to the various credits and adjustments to income that are available to taxpayers
  • To recognize the penalties that may be imposed on a preparer for failing to meet ethical and practice standards in preparing tax returns
  • To identify the duties and restrictions imposed on tax preparers under Circular 230

Who Should Attend?

  • Annual Filing Season Program

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 6 CE Credit of Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-A-01240-22-S)

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: GEHNZ) has entered into an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service, to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, section 10.6(g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, and length of class hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the IRS as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual. Credit earned by attendees with a PTIN will be reported directly to the IRS as required of all providers. To ensure your CPE hours are reported, update your profile in My Account to include your PTIN number. Please note: IRS CE is only mandatory for EAs and ERPAs. For all other tax return preparers, CE is voluntary.


About Presenter

Jason Dinesen, EA, LPA

President, Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

Jason Dinesen (EA, LPA) is a tax nerd, entrepreneur, tax expert and a well known presenter of continuing education courses. He has an impeccable acumen for tax subjects, by virtue of which, he is known to create very well researched course materials helping individuals and businesses with accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and business advisory in various industries.

Known for his sharp tax interpretations, he is one of the quickest to bring the analysis of the latest tax updates and IRS guidance to the professional community. Jason has coached over 200,000 accounting, tax, and HR professionals on various topics of accounting, individual taxation, corporate taxation, professional ethics and much more.

He has presented over dozens of webinars on Form 1099 (MISC & R); marriage in the tax code; tax updates; the new Form W-4, payroll updates, filing status, tax credit and other issues relating to the modern-day household setting.

Moreover, Jason is known to be producing every other webinar/course a little different and updated from the previous one. No wonder, he is a top ranked presenter whose webinars and self-study course materials are very well received by the audience. 

He also teaches 2 classes at Simpson College, Individual Income Tax and Business Analytics. 

Jason always had a knack for radio shows and has and regularly features as an anchor for Radio Iowa. To reinvent this aptitude, he has recently started his own series of podcasts on myCPE ‘The Jason Show’, an edutainment podcast series that also provides continuing credits to the listeners.

Jason was born and raised in Iowa and has a degree in corporate communications from Simpson College in Indianola. He has a big family that includes his wife, two sons, 5 cats and 3 dogs. Jason holds season tickets to University of Iowa football, and enjoys using his chainsaw. Topmost item in his 2022 bucket list is to learn how to properly ‘nose & taste’ whisky. 

About Company

Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

Unlike some other accounting firms, when Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C. says we offer personal service, we mean it. When you come to us with your tax preparation needs, you’ll deal directly with our owner and president, Jason Dinesen. We don’t put administrative staff in the middle of you and our tax expert. That means you’ll always have first-hand knowledge of where things stand, and important information won’t slip through the cracks. We welcome all clients, but especially individuals who want the benefits of a long-term relationship with an accounting firm capable of handling anything that might come along with their taxes. We give all our clients the time, attention, and convenience they should expect. If you have a challenging professional or personal schedule, Jason will accommodate you by meeting whenever – and wherever – works best for you.


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Ratings and Review


12 Ratings



Very Good









Nancy Fowler, AFSP

Jul 27th, 2022

Instructor was great at presenting and also keeping you awake and interested. Taxes are not the most exciting subject but he does a great job of presenting the facts.


James Doupe, CPA (US)

Aug 3rd, 2022



Jessie Newton, AFSP

Aug 25th, 2022

The presentation of material, albeit a little dry and monotoned, was great. I learned a great deal, and was given all the information necessary to pass each exam. The technical support however was lacking. The chat system doesn't work, at all. We had to make several phone calls for technical support. The operator was very pleasant and kind, but he did not understand the problem at hand and it took 3 days to complete a quiz that should have taken a couple of hours.

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