Molloy College, in association with Skillmaker Career Consulting, offers two programs for tax preparers: the Enrolled Agent Program and the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) for Tax Preparers.
Enrolled Agent Program
An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers before any office of the Internal Revenue Service. An enrolled agent can negotiate with the IRS during examination and appeals, and act in place of a taxpayer signing consents and executing agreements on their behalf. An enrolled agent is the only professional granted a right to practice directly from the U.S. government. An enrolled agent is considered a tax specialist, which sets them apart from attorneys or CPAs who do not always specialize in taxes. Please note: this course is only offered once per year in the Fall. Click here for more information on this program.
Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) for Tax Preparers
This new voluntary continuing education program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Meet the requirements by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education, including a 6 hour federal tax law refresher course with test, and you will receive an Annual Filing Season Program - Record of Completion from the IRS. Please note: this course has been suspended for the time being. Click here for more information on this program.