CTEC 60 Hour Tax Course

$99.95$249.95

Why Enroll In This Course?

Unlike most other states, anyone who prepares tax returns for a fee in California is required by law to register as a tax preparer with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). Tax preparers who are California certified public accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents (EAs), attorneys who are members of the State Bar of California, and certain specified banking or trust officials are exempt from this course requirement. In order to register with CTEC as a tax preparer, CTEC requires you to first complete a one-time 60-hour qualifying education course (that’s this course!) with a CTEC approved education provider (that’s us!).


What’s Included In This Course
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  • Instant 24/7 access to the online course and exam immediately after purchase.
  • The entire course can be done on a computer, laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone
  • 17 chapters and a 2-part Final Exam
  • Unlimited time to finish course and exams
  • Unlimited attempts at all exams. We do not charge you to re-take the exam.
  • We report your credits to CTEC within 24 hours of completion
  • Most user-friendly course available online
  • Instant Enrollment (Start taking the course immediately after purchase)
  • Instant Certificate Upon Course Completion
  • The course is Approved by CTEC & IRS
  • No hidden fees

 

Which Course Package Do I Need?

Basic Package $99.95 | Comes with 24/7 unlimited online access to the course material and exams. Includes everything that is required to complete the ctec qualifying education course.

Book Package $159.95 | Comes with everything in the Basic Package plus a physical book that is mailed to you. The book is an exact copy of the course material, except in a physical format. Free Shipping via USPS Media Mail. Course Exam must be done online.

Audio Book Package $199.95 | Contains everything in the Basic Package, plus a link to either listen to or download the Audiobook version of the course material. Course Exam must be done online.
Premium Package $249.95 | This is a combination of the Basic Package, the Book Package, and the Audiobook Package, all delivered in one. Free Shipping vis USPS Media Mail. Course Exam must be done online.

For Physical Book Orders: If you want to pay for a faster shipping option, please call us at 800-654-1746 or message us via Live Chat before placing your order. Otherwise, the shipping is free and can take anywhere from 3-7 days. 

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CTEC & IRS APPROVED

Tax Course Central is a CTEC Approved Tax Preparer School. We offer both the CTEC 60 hour qualifying education course and CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education course. 

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

AUDIO BOOK OPTION

Tax Course Central now offers Audio Courses for all CTEC and IRS Approved Tax Courses. You will still receive access to the default course page with text and online exams, except you’ll also be able to listen to the course via audiobook format.

UNLIMITED TEST ATTEMPTS

We give students unlimited time to complete their CTEC courses as well as unlimited attempts to pass their CTEC 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.

FAST REPORTING TO CTEC

We will report your course completion to CTEC within 24 hours of completing your course. If you need your hours reported sooner, just give us a call and we will submit your hours right then and there for you. We do not charge extra fees to report your hours to CTEC.

BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Our Tax Preparer School offers the best customer support in the Nation. We believe in the golden rule of customer care, which is to treat customers how we would want to be treated if we were the customer. Phone Support and Live Chat are both available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm PST. We’re closed on the weekends but we do check support emails, so feel free to email us at support@taxcoursecentral.com

Course Chapter Outline:

– General Filing Issues

– EITC Due Diligence

– 1040 Form & Schedule A Form

– Form 2106 & 8829

– The Schedule A Form Continued

– The Filing Status

– Exemptions

– Tax Payments

– Income

– Exclusions

– Divorce and Property Settlement

– Gains and Losses

– Itemized Deductions

– California Concerns

– California Adjustments

– California State Tax Depreciation

– California Conformity

Course Chapter Outline:

– General Filing Issues

– EITC Due Diligence

– 1040 Form & Schedule A Form

– Form 2106 & 8829

– The Schedule A Form Continued

– The Filing Status

– Exemptions

– Tax Payments

– Income

– Exclusions

– Divorce and Property Settlement

– Gains and Losses

– Itemized Deductions

– California Concerns

– California Adjustments

– California State Tax Depreciation

– California Conformity

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Access The Course On Your Phone!

Almost 40% of our students are taking our courses from their mobile phone now, as the entire course is mobile friendly for both Android and Apple smartphones. You can literally take this course with you anywhere you go now, as long as you have data or internet access.

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Access The Course On Your Phone!

Almost 40% of our students are taking our courses from their mobile phone now, as the entire course is mobile friendly for both Android and Apple smartphones. You can literally take this course with you anywhere you go now, as long as you have data or internet access.

Course Book Package

The Book Package comes with everything in the Basic Package plus a physical book that is mailed to you. The book is an exact copy of the course material, except in a physical format. Free Shipping via USPS Media Mail. Course Exam must be done online.

It’s a great tool for reference while taking the final exam (Yes, it is an open book exam!)

You can start the online course right away, while you wait for your course book to arrive in the mail.

You can always upgrade to the book or audio course package at a later time if you change your mind. Just contact us via phone or Live Chat.

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Course Book Package

The Book Package comes with everything in the Basic Package plus a physical book that is mailed to you. The book is an exact copy of the course material, except in a physical format. Free Shipping via USPS Media Mail. Course Exam must be done online.

It’s a great tool for reference while taking the final exam (Yes, it is an open book exam!)

You can start the online course right away, while you wait for your course book to arrive in the mail.

You can always upgrade to the book or audio course package at a later time if you change your mind. Just contact us via phone or Live Chat.

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Course Audiobook Package

Tax Course Central now offers Audio Courses for all CTEC and IRS Approved Tax Courses. You will still receive access to the default course page with text and online exams, except you’ll have the added feature of being able to listen to the entire course online via audio format.

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Course Audiobook Package

Tax Course Central now offers Audio Courses for all CTEC and IRS Approved Tax Courses. You will still receive access to the default course page with text and online exams, except you’ll have the added feature of being able to listen to the entire course online via audio format.

 

Audio Preview

How Do I Take the Course?

The CTEC 60 Hour Course is divided into 17 main lessons, each with a set of review questions to answer that will test your knowledge on the current lesson.

Once you’ve completed all the lessons, you will then access the Federal Tax Law Exam (203 Questions) and the California Tax Law Exam (70 questions). You’ll need a passing score of 70% or higher on each of the exams. And don’t worry, you have unlimited attempts to pass for each exam, so don’t sweat it if you don’t pass on your first try. And you don’t have to take the entire exam in one sitting either, you’re able to take a break at any time and come back later, just make sure to save your progress before you leave.

Once you pass both Final Exams your course will be considered complete and you will be given access to download and or print your Certificate of Completion.WIthin 24 hours of completing this course, we will report your course hours to CTEC allowing you to then move forward with the CTEC Registration process. (Click here for a full list of Requirements to register with CTEC)

I Finished The Course, What's the Next Step?

STEP 1 – Obtain your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS by going to https://rpr.irs.gov/datamart/login.do

STEP 2 – Purchase $5000 Tax Preparer Bond. They generaly cost around $25 a year. Search google.com for “Tax Preparer Bonds”

STEP 3 – Register with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) online and pay the $33 registration fee. To register with CTEC, go to CTEC.org

Remember, you can’t complete STEP 3 without first completing the CTEC 60 Hour Course. Don’t procrastinate another year, put in the extra work and come out on top by starting today on your career as a tax professional. The first step starts here.

Have Questions? Call Us Now!

Our tax preparer school offers where you can speak to a Tax Course Adviser about the certified tax preparer course and steps required to become a Certified Tax Preparer. Because we know sometimes it’s just better to talk to someone, rather than trying to figure it out all on your own. Select a date below to schedule an appointment.

Schedule To Speak With A Course Adviser!

We offer 1 on 1 phone appointments where you can speak to a Tax Course Advisor about the CTEC 60 hour course and steps required to become a Certified Tax Preparer. Because we know sometimes it’s just better to talk to someone, rather than trying to figure it out all on your own. Select a date below to schedule an appointment.

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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 CTEC & the IRS ?

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 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.

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.

What makes your course better than others ?

What sets our Tax Preparer School apart from others is the practicality we’ve integrated into our courses. We’ve developed our tax preparer courses to be extremely user-friendly for those who are not that familiar with computers. We also have created different course packages, giving tax preparers the freedom to choose the way they take the course, i.e Online, Physical Book, Audiobook. 

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