Surprise! Platinum is celebrating our 21st anniversary and what better way to celebrate by giving away 21 continuing education courses for free. In addition, we are offering 21 percent off any course  on our website  (excluding the CPA exam review course). This offer is valid for one day only. See below for details on the offer you don't want to miss!
How to Receive the Offer

Use Promo code 21free to receive your continuing education course for free*. Please note: once 21 customers have received the course for free, the promotion will no longer be valid. Use promo code 21percent to receive 21 percent off all courses* . This specific promotion starts Sunday, July 24th, at 6pm and expires Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6pm, PST.
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*The offer for the free courses  is valid on any of our IRS 15 and 18 Hour continuing education courses, CTEC 20 Hour, EA 24 Hour, Oregon 15 Hour and Maryland 19 Hour Continuing Education courses.  Offer good for one course per customer.  No refunds given on prior orders. This offer is not applicable on already discounted group orders and promo codes can not be combined. Our 21 percent promotion is also valid on all courses including the CTEC 60-Hour Qualifying Tax Education Course, 80-Hour Oregon Qualifying Tax Education Course, Maryland Test Prep CourseNotary Courses and EA Exam Review Course but does not including the CPA Exam Review Course.

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

First Time Tax Preparer?
Our  IRS AFSP Tax Return Preparer Prep Course including 18 hours of IRS Continuing Education, is an extensive course which will give you the knowledge needed to prepare tax returns.  In addition, the course enables you to participate in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program.  

For those wanting to become tax preparers in California, Oregon, and Maryland, we offer the  60-Hour CTEC California approved Qualifying Education. the  80-Hour (Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Approved) Qualifying Education and the  Maryland Test Prep course.

Tax Preparers
To participate in the Annual Filing Season Program, non-credentialed tax return preparers must complete either 15 or 18 hour IRS continuing education.  For tax preparers in California you must complete 20 hours.  The CE must be completed by December 31st, 2016 in order to receive a 2017 Annual Filing Season program Record of Completion. Once you consent to adhere to the obligations in Circular 230, your credentials as an IRS Qualified Tax Preparer, is listed in a public database of return preparers on the IRS' website. In addition, AFSP participants have limited representations rights, they can represent clients whose returns they prepared and signed, before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Enrolled Agents
Did you know?  there is an Enrolled Agent Credential Act allows EA's to use and display the credential when advertising services and representing clients. Last December, President Obama signed into law the bill that protects the right of enrolled agents in every part of the U.S. to hold forth their federally-awarded credential.

Certified Public Accountants 
The following states Boards no longer maintain a formal CPE Sponsor program. Instead, they have defined the requirements for acceptable CPE courses and Platinum Professional Services courses meets these standards. Platinum Professional Services offers a formal program of self study, provides interactive self study CPE courses, and issues certificates of completion for all courses as proof that you completed a course. All Platinum Professional Services self study courses meet the requirements for Interactive Self Study defined by the NASBA / AICPA standards for self study CPE programs, which is why our CPE courses can be used in the following states. For a list of the states click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Have you thought about becoming a mobile notary? When most people think about getting a notarized signature, they immediately plan their day around driving to the notary and suffering through the long wait times. However, there is a better solution available. Enlisting the services of a mobile notary has multiple advantages that can make their life easier and simpler. Mobile notaries get paid more because of the traveling expenses so you can charge more.  

Platinum's Tax School and Notary School has provided educational services for tax and notary professionals since 1995 and we take great pride in providing extraordinary customer service.  We are committed to offering you the best in education and being there for you every step of the way.


Lauren Zago
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