Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course – for the 2019 Filing Season – QAS Self-Study (No Videos)

Please note: This course must be completed with the final exam submitted prior to midnight on December 31, 2018. This course will only be open for registration until 3pm Pacific Standard Time on December 30, 2018. Attendance for this course will be closed on January 1, 2019 at 12:01am. This course consists of six hours of lecture and a three hour 100 question multiple choice exam. Enrolled Agents will not receive any IRS continuing education credits for the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course.

Course Completion Requirements

To successfully complete this course, students must complete six hours of CPE that covers all required topics and complete a mandatory final exam comprised of 100 multiple choice questions. Preparers who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from Pacific Northwest Tax School, in addition successful completion will be reported to the IRS. A separate Record of Completion will be issued to the appropriate PTIN account by the IRS once all AFSP requirements have been met, including:

  • Completion of 2 hours of ethics CE and 10 hours of federal tax law topics from an IRS approved CE provider
  • Renewal of your PTIN for 2019
  • Consent to the Circular 230 obligations

Click Here for a full description and list of requirements for the 2018 IRS Annual Filing Season Program


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Section 10.1

QAS Self-Study (No Videos)

Course Type:



2017 Tax Law

Registration Status:

Registration Open

Ends: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 3:00 PM (PDT)

Course Status


Started: Monday, October 29th, 2018 11:59 (PDT)

Ends: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 12:01 AM (PDT)

Course Length:

6 Hours

Course Fees:

Registration $5.00
Tuition $10.00
Course Materials $44.00
Total $59.00

Course Credits:

Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course 6 Hours
Oregon Tax Board 6 Hours
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy 6 Hours
New York State Board of Public Accountancy 6 Hours

Field of Study


Program Level



Basic tax knowledge

Delivery Method

QAS Self-study (No Videos)

Educational Venue

Online Course

IRS Federal Program Number


Meet Your Instructor

April Gutierrez is an Enrolled Agent with more than 25 years of experience owning and operating a multi-office tax preparation firm. She has been writing and teaching tax law since 2001, with thousands of tax professionals completing her education programs annually. Known for her entertaining speaking style and ability to make a complex subject easy to understand, April is frequently invited to speak to business groups and news media on tax-related topics. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She obtained her Oregon LTC in 1995.

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Course Requirements

Any Time, Anywhere

Our online Learning Management System (LMS), offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace while still enjoying many of the benefits of a live classroom.

  • Watch lecture video recordings of live, instructor-led classes.
  • Break to complete classwork and quiz assignments as instructed.
  • If you have a question or need help understanding your assignments, use our Q&A forum to post questions and receive answers from your instructor.
  • Complete assignments and tests, then submit your answers online.

Advance Preparation Required

Our site requires an up-to-date Adobe Flash® Player and use of a high-speed Internet connection. To ensure your learning experience is worthwhile and productive, we ask all students to take the time to become familiar with our site before attending class.

Recommended Minimum Requirements

The following requirements are recommended for using this site. Few students have reported success while operating outside of these requirements, therefore these are provided as a guideline for troubleshooting if you are having difficulties viewing or operating in this site.

Operating System:
  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Unix/Linux
  • Solaris

*Your operating system should be fully updated.


If you encounter log in or video viewing difficulties, we strongly recommend you install Google Chrome. In any browser, both Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.

Connection: Broadband (512 Kbps+). Mobile hotspots are NOT recommended.
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Disclosures and School Policies

Terms of Enrollment

Pacific Northwest Tax School's course materials and teaching techniques are valuable proprietary information of Pacific Northwest Tax School, and all such information is subject to copyright, including written, recorded, internet-based as well as all other electronic media. Each Student agrees that she/he will use the information only for purposes of education and training; and as a condition of enrollment, that they will not disseminate the information to any third party and will treat the materials as confidential information of Pacific Northwest Tax School. As a condition of enrollment, students pledge not use any information in any competitive fashion, including to create or derive competitive materials. Students further agree that any breach of these terms and conditions shall cause the school irreparable harm, entitling Pacific Northwest Tax School to injunctive relief, as well as any other remedy that may be available at law or equity. Students taking continuing education courses shall have twelve months from date of enrollment to successfully complete the course and receive their Certificate of Completion.  Students taking the federal only portion or the Oregon 80 Hour Basic Tax Course students have nine months from the date of enrollment to sucessfully complete the course.

Basic Tax Law

Students taking any Basic Tax Law course agree to comply with all Terms of Enrollment outlined in the enrollment agreement form for that course, a link to which can be found on each Basic Tax course page.

Prerequisites & Advance Preparation

Students intending to take the Oregon State Tax Exam, must be at least 18 years of age, and have a High School Diploma or GED. Students using our self-paced internet-based program should prepare for classes by downloading and printing course materials.  For more information including detailed course descriptions and learning objectives, view the details of each course, located on Pacific Northwest Tax School's catalog pages at:


Continuing professional education courses including interactive, non-interactive and correspondence program fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Webinars/Webcasts are non-transferable and in most cases non-refundable. A student may choose to be switched to another Webinar/Webcast of equal or lesser value if a conflict with the scheduled time exists. In the case of a missed Webinar/Webcast a request to transfer to a new Webinar/Webcast must be made with 48 hours of when the Webinar/Webcast aired. Refunds will be issued ONLY prior to the start of the Webinar/Webcast. A $15.00 processing fee will be withheld from all refund amounts. For more information regarding administration policies including complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 503-646-5600.

Problem Resolution

Pacific Northwest Tax School gives the highest priority to delivering quality education programs. If you have concerns about our programs please contact the Pacific Northwest Tax School Education Coordinator at:


Manuals distributed and programs sponsored by Pacific Northwest Tax School are designed to teach application of tax laws. Pacific Northwest Tax School works to provide accurate and timely material to students, however the school does not have any responsibility if human and/or mechanical error exists. Accordingly, no assurance is given by Pacific Northwest Tax School that such information is totally comprehensive or accurate in its coverage of such subject matter. Information published or sponsored by Pacific Northwest Tax School should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research to original sources of authority such as the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Publications and Internal Revenue Rulings. Pacific Northwest Tax School, its authors, and instructors do not render legal, accounting, or other non-educational professional advice. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Credit hours are subject to change without notice.

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