December 2014                        Newsletter                          Issue No. 1031

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Dear (Contact First Name),   

 

Happy Thanksgiving!  As our gift to you we are offering, on Cyber Monday, 50 percent off all of our courses including our IRS Annual Federal Season Program (AFSP) Tax course.  

This promotion is only valid on Monday December 1st, 2014.  Please use promo code GIFT to receive the discount. No refunds given on prior orders. 

Here's how the AFSP can impact your tax business:
  • Changes to representation rights - Beginning in 2016, only AFSP Record of Completion holders, as well as enrolled or credentialed preparers, will have the ability to represent their clients during an examination by the IRS. If you're unable to represent a client, they'll need to find a preparer who can, like your main competitor. Who do you think that client will choose in the future to prepare their returns? Don't lose the ability to represent your clients!
  • Public IRS database - Only AFSP Record of Completion holders, as well as enrolled or credentialed preparers, will be listed on a public directory online at IRS.gov. This is a great, FREE marketing opportunity, and when your clients go online to check, you'll want to be sure that they find you listed there!
  • Competitive Edge - The AFSP Record of Completion differentiates you in the marketplace from other preparers and is a symbol of your willingness to strive for excellence. Demonstrate your professionalism, enhance your knowledge, and stay ahead of your competition!
Please visit our website at platinumprostudies.com to purchase.  If you have any questions please contact 
Platinum Professional Services at 877 315-1772 or email us at customersupport@platinumprostudies.com.

 

 

 

Lauren Zago                                                            
Platinum Professional Services
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Tax Preparers News


 

Please note the following deadlines:

Enrolled Agents - December 31st, 2014

CTEC CE - CRTPs who do not renew their registration by January 15, 2015, will have to re-take the 60-hour qualifying education course by an approved education provider and register as a new tax preparer with CTEC. Platinum will report course completions up to 6pm Pacific Standard Time on January 15th, 2015. 

IRS CE - December 31st, 2014 (Wednesday).  Please note you must complete your course and receive your certificate from Platinum by December 31st to participate in the Annual Federal Season Program.

 

 Notary Public

News

 

For California Notary Publics, new laws will take affect starting January 1st, 2015.  Please stay tuned for the upcoming changes.


CPA News  

 

Platinum is still in progress of getting NASBA approved.  

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Platinum Promo!

  

As our gift to you we are offering, on Cyber Monday, 50 percent off all of our courses including our IRS Annual Federal Season Program (AFSP) Tax course.  

This promotion is only valid on Monday December 1st, 2014.  Please use promo code GIFT to receive the discount. No refunds given on prior orders.

 

Please contact Platinum Professional Services at 877 315-1772 or email us at customersupport@platinumprostudies.com if you have any questions. 

 Enrolled Agent

News

 

CE requirements for renewal are outlined in the U.S. Treasury Department Circular No. 230 (Rev. 6-2014) and are as follows:

  • Enrollment Cycle - Complete a minimum of 72 hours of CE credit, including 6 hours of ethics or professional conduct during the current 3-year enrollment cycle (2012-2015).
  • Enrollment Year - Complete a minimum of 16 hours of CE credit, including 2 hours of ethics or professional conduct, during each enrollment year (2012, 2013, and 2014) of the current enrollment cycle (2012-2015).
  • Newly enrolled EAs with an SSN ending in 7, 8, 9, or without an SSN, who received their initial enrollment during the 2012-2015 enrollment renewal cycle must complete 2 hours of CE for each month of their enrollment, including 2 hours of ethics, or professional conduct each year.