2020 Annual Filing Season Program Courses Open For Enrollment!

Enrollment for the 2020 Annual Filing Season Program and the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course is now open! We are offering both the 18 hour and 15 hour AFSP course, as well as the 6 hour AFTR. Enrollment is instant and your hours are reported directly to the IRS within 24 hours of course completion. Enroll today before the December 31st deadline!

IRS Approved AFSP Courses

AFSP 18 HOUR

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129.95 $99.95

IRS Annual Filing Season Program 18 Hours for Non-Exempt Tax Preparers. Note: Non-Exempt means you are required to take the 6-Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher course.

Online Video Course
10 Hours Federal Tax Law 
6 Hours Annual Federal Tax Refresher
2 Hours Ethics
2019 AFSP Record of Completion
Physical Book Option Available + $30

AFSP 15 HOUR

15 hour afsp tax course

99.95 $79.95

IRS Annual Filing Season Program 15 Hours for Exempt Tax Preparers. Note: Exempt means you are exempt from taking the Annual Federal Tax Refresher course.

Online Video Course
10 Hours Federal Tax Law 
3 Hours Federal Tax Law Updates
2 Hours Ethics
2019 AFSP Record of Completion
Physical Book Option Available + $30

AFTR 6 HOUR

Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course 6 Hours AFTR

79.95 $49.95

This course is for unenrolled preparers who already have 2-hours of ethics and 10-hours of federal tax law.

Online Reading Course
6 Hours Annual Federal Tax Refresher
Not for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers or any other credentialed preparer.
Physical Book Option Available + $30

California Tax Courses

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CTEC 60 HOUR TAX COURSE

CTEC Approved Qualifying Education

If you want to learn everything there is to know about tax preparation and become a CRTP (CTEC Registered Tax Preparer), this course will fulfill your knowledge and CTEC requirements.

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CTEC 20 HOUR RENEWAL COURSE

CTEC Approved Continuing Education

For existing CRTP’s that need to complete their CTEC and IRS Approved 20 Hours of Continuing Education by October 31st, this course will fulfill those requirements

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CTEC 60 HOUR TAX COURSE

CTEC Approved Qualifying Education

If you want to learn everything there is to know about tax preparation and become a CRTP (CTEC Registered Tax Preparer), this course will fulfill your knowledge and CTEC requirements.

ctec 20 hour renewal course

CTEC 20 HOUR RENEWAL COURSE

CTEC Approved Continuing Education

For existing CRTP’s that need to complete their CTEC and IRS Approved 20 Hours of Continuing Education by October 31st, this course will fulfill those requirements

IRS APPROVED

Tax Course Central is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. Upon completion of your Federal Tax Course, your hours will be reported directly to the IRS CE Provider System within 7 days. 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If you have more than three people purchasing any of our courses together, give us a call at 800-654-1746 or send us an email at support@taxcoursecentral.com to receive a group discount offer30

BOOK OPTION AVAILABLE

Tax Course Central now offers a Physical Book available for purchase with all IRS Approved Tax Courses. This allows students to still have access to the online course while also being able to step away from the computer and having a physical book to study from.

UNLIMITED TEST ATTEMPTS

We give students unlimited time to complete their tax courses as well as unlimited attempts to pass their tax course exams, so if you don’t pass on the first attempt, that’s okay, you can take it again. And we do not charge extra fees to retake your exams.

HIGH QUALITY COURSE CONTENT

Our tax courses are developed with full attention to detail and practicallity. We deliver the knowledge tax preparers need to run a successful tax preparation business. No information is left out, and all of our content is Approved by the IRS.

24 / 7 SUPPORT

Getting a hold of us is easy! Phone Support is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm PST, and closed during the weekend. Live Chat is available 7 days a week. Support hours are extended during the last two weeks of October for CTEC Renewals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take CTEC courses ?

If you wish to prepare taxes for a fee in the state of California, then you are required by state law to register with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). In order to register with CTEC, one must complete 60 hours of CTEC Approved Qualifying Education, and 20 hours of CTEC Approved Continuing Education by October 31st of every year. If you want to just prepare your own taxes, you do not need to take CTEC courses.

Do I need to take 20 hours of Continuing Education by 10/31 even if I just finished the 60 hour course in the same year?

Yes, if you registered with CTEC after completing your 60 hour tax course, then you will be required to renew your CTEC registration and have 20 hours of continuing education completed before October 31st. All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers are required to pay the $33 Renewal Fee with CTEC and have 20 hours of continuing education completed by October 31st every year.

If you fail to complete the 20 hours of C.E. or renew by October 31st, you’ll be required to pay a $55 late fee, and you will have until January 15th to complete your 20 hours of C.E. If you have not completed your 20 hours of C.E. by January 15th, you will be required to retake the CTEC 60 hour course and restart the registration process with CTEC.

Are your courses approved by the IRS?

Yes, all of our Annual Filing Season Program and Annual Federal Tax Refresher Courses are approved by the IRS. Tax Course Central is a listed IRS Approved Continuing Education Provier at CEProvider.us

I forgot to renew with CTEC , do I need to take the 60 hour course again ?

Yes, if you forgot to take the 20 hour continuing education course and/or forgot to renew with CTEC by the January 15th final deadline, CTEC will require you to re start the entire registration process, which includes retaking the 60 hour qualifying education course. 

Do I need to take a state exam after completing this course ?

Nope, the only test you’ll need to take is already included in this course. You won’t have to leave your home to take the test, you can take it at the computer when ever you’re ready. And we give you unlimited time and attempts, so if you don’t pass, you can keep on retaking it.

What makes your course better than others ?

What sets us apart from everyone else is the practicality we’ve integrated into our courses. We’ve made the course extremely user friendly for those who are not that familiar with computers. All you have to do to start the course is simply enter your username and password, and you’re in! There’s no complicated PDF forms or test answers you need to print and mail in, everything is done on our website.

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