The Annual Filing Season Program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Those who choose to participate can meet the requirements by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education, including a six-hour federal tax law refresher course.
Yes, all conference attendees will earn CE hours towards AFSP including the required 6hr Annual Tax Refresher course.
If you are coming into the departure city we recommend arriving the day before. The 3:00 pm Cruise Departure time is exact and late arrivals will be left behind without a refund. Discounted Hotel options are avalaible online for booking
CE hours will be electronically reported to your PTIN. You may check your completed CE Hours by logging into your IRS E Services Account.
Digital Downloads and CE Hours will be available on October 12,2023.
Not at all
Yes, but a PTIN must be obtained in order to receive credit for CE Hours. PTIN setup assistance will be available at the conference.
Service Bureaus and Software Resellers are welcome to attend as Vendors/Sponsors. Limited vendor spaces are available. All SB and Software Resellers will be vetted.
Tax Talks is ideal for Adult Professionals, however, the conference takes place on a family-friendly cruise. Children are not permitted in conference/event rooms. As there are tons of fun activities and kids camps onboard. Find out more here about Carnival Activities
Absolutely! Bring a Spouse, Companion, Friend or Significant Other to enjoy the pre and post conference activities. Purchase a Companion/Tag Pass
A laptop is recommended but not required.
If you bring your laptop you will be required to provide your device's make, model, and serial number to be registered with the cruise line.
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