- General Filing Issues
- EITC Due Diligence
- 1040 Form & Schedule A Form
- Form 2106 & 8829
- The Schedule A Form Continued
- The Filing Status
- Tax Payments
- Divorce and Property Settlement
- Gains and Losses
- Itemized Deductions
- California Concerns
- California Adjustments
- California State Tax Depreciation
- California Conformity
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.
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 be given access to the 2 Part Final Exam (Federal Tax Law Final Exam and California Tax Law Final Exam), of which you’ll need a passing score of 70% or higher on each of the 2 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 the Final Exam, your course will be considered complete and you will be given access to download/print your Certificate of Completion. We will then report your course completion to the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) so you can then go online and register with CTEC. (There are still a few steps required to take after completing this course, before you are a CTEC registered tax preparer)
You can now purchase the Physical Book + Online Course bundle which is everything in the Online course plus you now will receive a physical book copy of the course. The book is an exact copy of the online course material only it is in physical format, allowing you the convenience to study anywhere while not having to be in front of a computer for long periods of time.
It’s also a great tool for reference while taking the final exam (Yes, it is an open book exam!)
The shipping price is already included in the course price.
Remember, you can start the online course right away, while you wait for your course book to arrive in the mail.
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.
You can now purchase the book version of the 2018 CTEC 60 Hour Tax Qualifying Education Tax Course. When purchasing the book option for the CTEC 60 Hour Course, you will still have 24/7 unlimited access to the online course. Your course exam will be taken online, whether or not you purchased the book option.
Purchasing the book is a great way to take notes without having to print a ton of pages and wasting paper. It’s also a great tool for reference while taking the final exam (Yes, it is an open book exam!)
Shipping price is already included in the course price.
Remember, you can start taking your course right away while you wait for your course book to arrive in the mail.
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.
We offer 1 on 1 phone appointments 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely. All of our courses are updated annually with any new tax laws and regulations that come out.
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.