Tax Course Central is a proud CTEC Approved Tax Education Provider, and we offer both the 60 Hour Qualifying Education course and the 20 Hour CTEC renewal course for CTEC registered tax preparers.
California law requires anyone who prepares (or assists with) tax returns for a fee, and is not an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or enrolled agent (EA), to register as a tax preparer with CTEC. California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has the authority to identify and penalize unregistered tax preparer in California, and can issue fines up to $5000. For more information on who is required to register with CTEC, click here.
We’ve put together a detailed guide that goes over all of the steps you must complete to become a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP), click the green button below to view the guide.