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CTEC TAX COURSES

Tax Course Central is a CTEC Approved Tax Education Provider, offering the latest 2018 CTEC Courses for both new and returning tax preparers. If you’re new and want to learn more about becoming a California Tax Preparer, click the button below for a step by step tutorial to becoming a CTEC registered tax preparer. Just below this paragraph you will find both the 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course and the 20 Hour Continuing Education Course. To view more detailed information on each of these two CTEC courses, simply click the “View Course” button under the CTEC course you are interested in enrolling in.

60 HOUR CTEC QUALIFYING ED COURSE

ONLINE COURSE – $149.95

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Tax Preparer in California, you’ll be required by the state to complete a 60 hour qualifying education course. This course will fulfill those requirements

20 HOUR CTEC RENEWAL COURSE

ONLINE COURSE – $33.95

For those who are already CTEC registered tax preparers and need to complete the required 20 hours of continuing education so they can renew their CTEC registration, this course will fulfill those requirements.

CTEC & IRS APPROVED

Tax Course Central is an IRS & CTEC Approved Tax Education Provider. We offer CTEC courses such as the 20 hour CTEC Continuing Education Course and the 60 hour CTEC Qualifying Education Course.

Reporting To CTEC & IRS

We will report your ctec course completion to CTEC and/or the IRS within 24 hours of completing your course. If you need your hours reported sooner, just give us a call and we can submit your hours right then and there for you.

Group Discounts

If you have more than two people purchasing any of our courses together, give us a call at 800-349-8905 or send us an email at support@taxcoursecentral.com to receive a group discount offer.

We'll Beat Any Price

If you find our course somewhere else for a lower price, contact us at 800-349-8905, or send us an email at support@taxcoursecentral.com and we’ll provide you with a coupon code to use that will beat their price.

REQUIREMENTS OF ALL CTEC REGISTERED TAX PREPARERS

Step 1 – Complete a CTEC 60 Hour Tax Course

Step 2 – Purchase a $5,000 Tax Preparer Bond (Cost $25 a year)

Step 3 – Apply and obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) with the IRS

Step 4 – Register with CTEC online at www.CTEC.org and pay $33 Registration Fee

Click here for more detailed information on how to become a CTEC Certified Tax Preparer

 

CTEC RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Step 1 – Complete 20 hours of CTEC approved continuing tax education each year

Step 2 – Maintain a valid PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS

Step 3 – Maintain a Tax Preparer Bond of $5000

Step 4 – Renew CTEC registration and pay $33 CTEC Renewal Fee by October 31st of each year

 

FAILURE TO REGISTER WITH CTEC

California law requires anyone who prepares tax returns for a fee within the State of California and is not an exempt preparer to register as a tax preparer with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).

“Failure to register as a tax preparer with the California Tax Education Council, as required by Section 22253 of the Business and Professions Code, unless it is shown that the failure was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect.

(1) The amount of the penalty under this subdivision for the first failure to register is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). This penalty shall be waived if proof of registration is provided to the Franchise Tax Board within 90 days from the date notice of the penalty is mailed to the tax preparer.

(2) The amount of the penalty under this subdivision for a failure to register, other than the first failure to register, is five thousand dollars ($5,000).”

For more information on the requirements and regulations of the California Tax Education Council, visit www.ctec.org/Preparer/WhatCRTP

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

ARE YOUR CTEC COURSES APPROVED BY CTEC?

Yes, both 60 and 20 hour courses are approved by CTEC (California Tax Education Council) and the IRS. You can find our company listed here – https://www.ctec.org/Payer/ApprovedProvider/

I FORGOT TO RENEW WITH CTEC, DO I NEED TO RETAKE 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 CTEC COURSE?

Nope, the only test you’ll need to take is already included in our CTEC courses. 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.

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THIS COURSE AFTER I’VE COMPLETED IT?

Yes you will. Access to this course never expires, so even if it’s been a few years and you want to log back in to refresh your memory on some tax topics, you’ll still be able to.

ARE YOUR CTEC COURSES UP TO DATE?

Absolutely. All of our courses are updated annually with any new tax laws and regulations that come out.

DO YOU SEND ME THE COURSE IN THE MAIL?

We do not send any physical copies of the course in the mail. We are an eco friendly company and try to use as little paper as possible. For that reason, we’ve designed the course to be 100% online and paperless. You do have the option to print the course at home if you’d like, at no additional charge.

WHAT MAKES YOUR CTEC COURSES BETTER OR DIFFERENT 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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