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AFSP Record of Completion – Circular 230 Consent

Circular 230 Consent for the Annual Filing Season Program

For the upcoming tax season, tax preparers who have completed an IRS-approved Annual Filing Season Program course and met all the requirements of the ASFP still have one more task to complete: obtaining their AFSP Record of Completion.

You will receive an email from the IRS that indicates that you have completed the educational requirement for the program.

Dear Tax Professional:
You have met the continuing education requirements for the Internal Revenue Service’s 2015 Annual Filing Season Program.
To participate and receive your 2015 Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion, you must log into your PTIN account and consent to the duties and restrictions relating to practice before the IRS in subpart B and section 10.51 of Treasury Department Circular No. 230. Once these steps are complete, you may print your Record Of Completion.
To access the log in page, visit After you log in, select “AFSP Record of Completion – Circular 230 Consent” on the Main Menu to complete the process.
For more information about the new Annual Filing Season Program, visit
Return Preparer Office
Internal Revenue Service

Follow these steps to complete the process:

Visit and log into your PTIN account.


When you are on the main menu in your PTIN account, select “AFSP Record of Completion – Circular 230 Consent.” If you already have an IRS credential, such as an Enrolled Agent (EA) or a Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) designation, this option will read “Elect to Participate in AFSP.”

Consent to Circular 230 regulations

Read the next screen which indicates that you as the preparer agree to agree to the Circular 230 regulations of practice for the period covered by this Record of Completion.

Agree to the Circular 230 rules of practice

On the next screen you will sign your application under penalty of perjury.

Consent to Circular 230 AFSP

In about 24 hours after you sign and submit your consent, you should be able to log into your PTIN account again and have a printable “Record of Completion” in your mailbox.

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