Our ongoing commitment to you is to be the best partner a tax professional can have.

NSTP exists to help the tax professional achieve the outcome of serving their clients with skill, knowledge and expertise in a relationship that benefits both client and tax professional.

We are dedicated to facilitating the success of tax professionals like you through education, technical support, a world-class website, our exceptional newsletter Federal Tax Alert and so much more.

Finally you have found an organization that will help you succeed in the tax business whether you are a brand new practitioner or a seasoned professional!

Why you should Join NSTP!

NSTP leads the way for tax professionals to develop, grow and enhance their business.

With IRS regulation of tax practices and the increase in tax preparer responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act, it is essential to understand how to comply while using best practices to serve your clients.

Our top-notch instructors teach not only about the tax law but how to apply complex tax rules to individual situations. NSTP provides live presentations, self-study courses and webinars for CE credit. In addition our tax hotline has unlimited calls available for members. Join today!

More Information

The Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) online course will satisfy the 6-hour course and test requirement for the new voluntary Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP).

After taking the 6-hour course, successfully completing the exam, and completing other requirements, the participant will be able to receive the Record of Completion directly from the IRS, and be listed in the IRS' new online public database of tax preparers.

This 6-hour course is all web-based; you will be able to start and stop the course at any time, and view it on a computer, laptop or mobile device that is capable of streaming video.

You will have access to course content in the form of a pdf that can be viewed online, printed, or downloaded.

Note: After completing the course, you will be required to take the online exam within 48 hours of receiving the exam link in order to fulfill the AFTR requirement for the Record of Completion. The exam is timed and must be completed within 3 hours.

An exam code will be provided for you at the end of the online course. You must email the code to NSTP at taxes@nstp.org or call the NSTP office at (800) 367-8130 with the code to receive a link to the exam.

AFTR Registration

Member Non-Member CE Credits
$179 $279 6 CE Register for the Online Course

Information about the new Voluntary Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)

The Annual Filing Season Program is a program proposed by the IRS for tax return preparers to refresh their knowledge on an annual basis, improve their competency, and gain recognition through a listing on the IRS website and a Record of Completion. Taking the AFTR course and passing the exam allows the tax preparer to participate in the program.

The course is not complete until the exam is taken and passed. The exam cannot be taken independently of the course. CE credit for the course will not be received or reported unless both the course and the exam are completed.