Hiring a Tax Preparer
NOTE TO PREPARERS/FACILITATORS – AFSP REQUIREMENT
Beginning January 1, 2022, non-exempt tax preparers and facilitators must complete the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) and receive an "AFSP – Record of Completion" in order to apply for or renew a permit. The program must be completed for the year in which the permit is applied for or renewed. For example, in order to renew your permit expiring in 2022, you must complete the 2022 AFSP by December 31, 2021. Information on the IRS Annual Filing Season Program is available here: https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/annual-filing-season-program
To protect you, the Taxpayer, the Department of Revenue Services has imposed new requirements on tax preparers and facilitators in Connecticut.
If you choose to hire a tax preparer, do your research to find one you feel is trustworthy, compliant with all tax laws, answers your questions and is a good fit for you.
- User Guide - New Permit application
- User Guide - Renewal Permit application
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Paid Preparer Permit - find out if you are required to register
- Special Notice 2017(8), New Requirements for Income Tax Preparers and Facilitators of Refund Anticipation Loans or Checks
- Special Notice 2019(4), Permit Requirements for Tax Preparers and Facilitators