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).
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WHY BECOME A TAX PREPARER?
If you're looking for a profession that features stability, flexibility, and high earning potential, there are several reasons to consider becoming a tax preparer, especially during the pandemic choosing a career in this profession is recession proof .
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CTEC 60 Hour
QE Credits: 45 Federal Tax Law, 15 California Tax Law
This course meets the 60-hour Qualifying Education requirement (45 hours of Federal Tax Law, which includes the required 2 hours of Ethics and 15 hours of California Tax Law) imposed by the state of California to become a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP).
In this beginner CA tax preparer course, you will learn…
• How to prepare a federal individual tax return
• Filing status
• Which form to use
• Credits the taxpayer qualifies for
This course contains 15 Chapters; after each chapter, the student will complete online review questions and a Practice Tax Return (PTR). PTR’s are based on the course content that has been covered so far and will have its own set of review questions. Returns that use the Schedule A are prepared with state income tax withholding on line 5 and the additional state-specific taxes such as CASDI.
This chapter will explain how to determine who qualifies as a tax return preparer, what representation rights a preparer has, how that individual is bound by the Circular 230 guidelines, and what it means for a tax preparer to behave ethically and responsibly.
Delivery Method: Self-study
CTEC Vendor: #2080
CTEC Course: 2080-QE-001
To earn a certificate of completion:
• Pass Quizzes with 70% (or higher)
• Pass Each Final with 70% (or higher)
• Complete Course Survey
Included in this course
15 Chapters (eBook)
Practice Tax Return
Practice Tax Return Final
» Federal Tax Law
» California Tax Law
All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) must...
First complete 60-hours (45 hours federal and 15 hours state) of qualifying tax education from a CTEC Approved Provider
Obtain a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
Purchase a $5,000 tax preparer bond
Register with CTEC within 18 months from the completion date on the certificate of completion
Registration Fee with CTEC $33
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I'm new to taxes, which course should I take?
Looking for a new career? We recommend you start with our Tax Preparation course or the CTEC 60 hour course if you are from California.