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2019.08.30 - Broadcast - Drake Education Newsletter


Update Schools Early Registration Discount Ends October 1

You can receive $20 off the regular cost of $199 to attend a Drake 2019 Update School. Take advantage of this early bird discount and pay only $179 when you register by September 30. If you're interested in attending a 2019 Drake Update School at one of our locations across the country or one of our online webcasts, click here or go to DrakeSoftware.comSign in to Support Update Schools Now Open!

AFTR Course Discount Available

Unenrolled tax return preparers can earn their 2020 Record of Completion through the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Drake is offering the 2019 Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course at, along with a variety of continuing education courses to help complete the annual CPE requirement. For more information and to register, click here or go to > Courses > AFTR Course. Learn more about the Annual Filing Season Program by visiting Use the code DRKAFTR10 at checkout to receive the special discounted price of $49. 

Expiring ITINs Must be Renewed Soon

The IRS issued a release in June reminding taxpayers that failing to renew an ITIN can result in refund delays and ineligibility for some tax credits. See Taxing Subjects article, "The IRS Says It's Time to Renew Expiring ITINs", for more information on the renewal requirements and how to help taxpayers avoid problems when renewing their ITINs. 

New Taxing Subjects Podcast - Taxpayers First Act

Modernizing and streamlining the Internal Revenue Service has been a major focus in recent years. When the Taxpayer First Act was signed into law on July 1, 2019, it rolled out a number of improvements to customer service, enforcement procedures, and data security measures for the IRS. To highlight the important takeaways, Amanda Watson, EA, joined the Taxing Subjects Podcast to discuss the establishment of the Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals, changes to third party summons, and more. Click here to listen to this podcast or go to

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