This sixty-hour Course is for individuals interested in becoming a registered Tax Preparer in the state of California. It covers everything you need to know to file Federal and California taxes. The sixty-hour course is CTEC approved, and will give you not only your CTEC 60 hour requirements, but it will also provide a strong foundation of knowledge in tax preparation. This course is designed for beginners who are just starting out, and also those who were already registered but are required to retake the 60 hour course. This is your first step to becoming a registered tax preparer in the state of California.
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Tax Course Central is a CTEC Approved Education Provider. You can find us on the official CTEC Website here (CTEC Approved Providers)
45 Hours Federal Tax Law
Federal Tax Law Topics covered in the 60 hour CTEC course include General Filing Issues, 1040 Forms, Deductions, Tax Rates, Ethics of Tax Preparation, and more.
15 Hours State Tax Law
California Tax Law Topics covered in the 60 hour CTEC course include California Tax Rates, Divorce and Settlement, Gains & Losses, Itemized Deductions, California Adjustments To Income, and More.
This CTEC 60 Hour Course is available online. Each lesson and quiz can be printed if you’d like, and you can access the course 24/7 on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
24/7 Access To Course
Access to the course and exam are available 24/7, even after you’ve completed the course. There is no time limit to finish the course or exam, you can take as long as you need.
Unlimited Test Attempts
The Course Exam can be taken as many times as needed in order to pass. You are allowed to view course material while taking the exam, if you need to reference any specific topics.
Learning Made Easy
Learning taxes does not need to be a hard process. We’ve developed a course environment that allows our students to learn the material, while at the same time keeping the experience as simple as possible. The course is divided into 17 main lessons, each with a set of review questions at the end. Once you complete each lesson, you will be given access to the Final Exam. Its that easy! You can access this course on any device with internet, whether it be a computer, laptop, mobile phone, or ipad, you’ll have 24/7 Access.
Begin A New Career
Whether you are looking for a better career, or interested in starting your own Tax Business, there’s no better time than now to start. As long as taxes exist, there will always be a demand for tax preparers. Enrolling in the 60 hour Tax Preparation course is the first step forward to your career in Tax Preparartion, and we’re glad to be apart of that. This course will cover everything you need to know about the profession, and help to build a solid foundation in your knowledge in the field.
Give us a call at 800-349-8905 to speak to a Tax Education Specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
– Is the CTEC 60 Hour Course approved by CTEC?
Yes, the Course is approved by CTEC (California Tax Education Council). You can find our company listed under the Jordan Tax school at ctec.org
– Is this the only course I need to become a registered Tax Preparer?
Yes, the California Tax Education Council requires all tax preparers to complete both 45 hours of Federal Tax Law and 15 hours of California State Tax Law, which totals 60 hours. This is the only course you will need to take to begin preparing taxes.
– Do you offer assistance to students while taking the course, and during the tax season?
Absolutely. If you have any questions about the material of your course, or a tax question during tax season, you will have access to one of our tax experts to ask any questions you may have. We’re here to help you learn.
– Can I access my course at anytime, even when I’ve completed it?
Yes, you will always have access to your course, even if you completed it. Any course you enroll in will be available at all times, and will never expire. Simply login with your credentials to access the course. You can also download and print the course so you can view it while you’re offline.
Requirements of Becoming a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer
Complete a CTEC 60 Hour Course (45 hours federal and 15 hours state) from a CTEC Approved Provider
We offer this course for $149, and you can enroll by clicking here.
Obtain a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
A Tax Preparer bond is like an insurance policy for tax preparers, and they are very affordable. A $5,000 Dollar 1 Year Bond cost $25 dollars. You can purchase one by clicking here.
Register with CTEC within 18 months from the completion date on the certificate of completion.
After completing the 60 Hour CTEC Course, you can then proceed to register with CTEC. You can Register by clicking here.
Registration Fee with CTEC is $33
Pay a $33 Dollar Registration Fee when registering with CTEC.
And that’s it! Those are all the steps required to become a Certified Tax Preparer in California. If you plan on starting your own tax business after completing the course, we recommend enrolling in our Tax Business Marketing Course, which teaches you how to better market and advertise your tax business, and get more clients as a result. Click here to view more information on the Tax Business Marketing Course.
Click here for a step by step guide to becoming a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer.
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The Tax Support Network is an exclusive online live chat room that is made up of California Tax Professionals. As a tax preparer, there will be times when you have a tax related question and need an answer right away, but you may not personally know another preparer, so who can you ask for help? Being apart of the Tax Support Network, you can simply login to the website via your phone or a computer, and ask another tax preparer your question! The network works both ways of course, so you’ll always have the opportunity to not only ask questions, but to also answer other tax preparers questions as well.
The Tax Support Network will only be available to CTEC Registered Tax Preparers, so you will not be dealing with preparers from other states. We all know California has its own rules and complications, so we’ve decided to keep this network exclusive only to California preparers.
The network is designed to be extremely user-friendly, and can be access on any smart phone, tablet, or computer 24/7, all year round. You can talk to other tax preparers, ask them questions about your tax returns, get advice from long standing tax businesses, and so much more.
With the 2018 Tax Season coming, what better way to go into it than being a part of the Nations Leading Tax Preparer Support Network?