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2018 Annual Filing Season Program

Pacific Northwest Tax School’s Program qualifies tax preparers for the IRS’s new Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). The IRS has implemented the Program to recognize and encourage unenrolled tax return preparers to voluntarily increase their knowledge and improve their filing season competency through continuing education (CE).

The AFSP will allow unenrolled return preparers to obtain a record of completion when they voluntarily complete a required amount of continuing education (CE), including:

A six (6) hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course that covers filing season issues and tax law updates, as well as a knowledge-based comprehension test administered at the end of the course by the CE Provider. Enrolled Agents will not receive any IRS continuing education credits for the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course.

A two (2) hour ethics course, and

Ten (10) hours of CPE covering other areas of federal tax law.

Live Webcasts and On-Demand Courses

Our courses are approved by IRS, NASBA and the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners. We provide continuing education and staff training solutions for Enrolled Agents and professional tax preparers.  Our school is approved by NASBA and has been awarded the Quality Assurance Service (QAS) standard.  Courses identified as QAS are compliant with NASBA’s QAS standards and provide qualifying CE for CPAs who must obtain CE from an approved QAS provider.

Tax clients expect to work with tax preparers who understand tax laws and how they apply to accurate preparation of their income tax returns. Our education programs deliver in-depth courses, emphasizing practical application of tax law to the real world of professional tax preparation.

Calendar of Live Webinars and Webcasts


Online Learning Management System (LMS) provides access to instant, on-demand education.



Interactive education programs feature lecture video recordings and Q&A forums.



Non-interactive education programs are available for CPAs who prefer conventional self-study.



Course manuals include detailed working illustrations and sample tax returns.



Quizzes and/or exams are offered to test your understanding of tax law.



Classwork and homework assignments apply tax law to the preparation of sample tax returns.


Exam Preparation Courses

We offer the following extended courses to help tax professionals prepare for and pass state and federal examinations:

  • Oregon 80-Hour Basic Tax Course—Prepare for Oregon’s LTP Exam
  • Basic Tax Course—Prepare your staff for tax season
  • LTC Exam Prep Series—Prepare for Oregon’s LTC Exam
  • 1040 Exam Prep Series—Prepare for Part 1 of the SEE Enrolled Agent Exam

Staff Training Solutions

We offer group and bulk enrollment discounts to help save you time, money, and hassle while streamlining your compliance training, licensing, and continuing education.

Enroll now to start on your path as a tax professional.

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Our Credentials:


Notice to Members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents: NAEA requires its members to obtain 30 hours of CPE each year. NAEA further requires the CPE be in compliance with IRS guidelines. As an IRS approved sponsor of CPE, our programs meet CPE standards set forth by NAEA.


NASBA Sponsor #109290

Pacific Northwest Tax School is registered with the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasbaregistry.org

OR Board of Tax Practitioners

Pacific Northwest Tax School is a licensed vocational school regulated by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Our CPE programs are approved by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners.


Pacific Northwest Tax School’s courses fulfill continuing education requirements for California CPAs and IRS EAs.

Notice to California CRTPs: We are not currently offering CTEC-approved courses due to recent changes in CTEC’s requirements.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Texas Sponsor #009794

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE programs.

New York State Board of Public Accountancy

Sponsor License #002479

The New York State Board for Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the New York State Board for Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor.