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?
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 smartphone17 chapters and a 2-part Final ExamUnlimited time to finish course and examsUnlimited attempts at all exams. We do not charge you to re-take the exam.We report your credits to CTEC within 24 hours of completionMost user-friendly course available onlineInstant Enrollment (Start taking the course immediately after purchase)Instant Certificate Upon Course CompletionThe course is Approved by CTEC & IRSNo 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
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
– Tax Payments
– Divorce and Property Settlement
– Gains and Losses
– Itemized Deductions
– California Concerns
– California Adjustments
– California State Tax Depreciation
– California Conformity
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.
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.
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.