The most complete, most up-to-date online tax course available!
Updated for 2019 Tax Season!
This highly acclaimed tax course has taught thousands of people how to become successful tax professionals, specialists in preparing individual and small business tax returns.
Written in an easy, accessible style, this nationally-accredited tax preparation course guides you through Federal Taxation by way of 20 easy-to-master lesson units – now with online access, each requiring approximately eight hours of study. A serious student can finish the course and receive his or her certificate in as few as 8 weeks. And you’ll be studying in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office. (If you need more time, the School allows you up to one year.)
The National Tax Training School’s Federal Income Tax Course served my purposes very well. The course was a thorough survey of Federal taxation, the materials and testing procedures were well organized, and the customer service when needed was excellent.
E. G. – IRS Office of Chief Counsel – Washington, DC
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and upon completion you will get the IRS “AFTR” Course at no additional fee!
Very excited to accomplish this course with NTTS. The assignments were very easy to understand. I have a new career! I am very grateful for NTTS. Will recommend to anyone.
Paulette Evans – Riverdale, GA
For residents of California, where Tax Preparers are required to register with the state (CTEC) and have additional educational requirements – we offer a CTEC approved tax course that will train you to become a CTEC registered “California Registered Tax Preparer”. Learn more about how to become a California tax preparer.
IRS rules require that Tax Preparers, who prepare returns for pay, register with the IRS and obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). You can submit your PTIN application at any time.
. . . I found the textual material to be thorough, indeed in many respects, exemplary.
From our recent CTEC approval review
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THIS TAX COURSE BRINGS TAX PREPARATION TO LIFE!
Our regularly updated and revised text clearly explains tax laws and regulations, teaching you exactly how to apply tax law to all actual client situations. This is the only foundation on which you can build a successful tax preparation practice.
- OUTSTANDING TRAINING MATERIALS
A clearly written, easily understandable step-by-step text that includes hundreds of practical examples, real life illustrations, and sample computations that bring tax preparation vividly to life.The course has been designed to give the student a clear picture of the over-all tax structure as well as a detailed, in-depth, working knowledge of the various tax laws, regulations and procedures and how they mesh with and affect each other. Of particular assistance in this respect are the “reason why” explanations you will find frequently throughout the text. Even the more difficult tax provisions become much easier to grasp, remember and apply if their underlying reason or history is understood.In fact, the course materials, which are yours to keep, will serve you well throughout your career as a tax professional.
- HOW TO PREPARE TAX RETURNS
“Real Life” case studies give you an opportunity to test your skills in preparing actual tax returns for different taxpayers and small business enterprises. These are designed to familiarize you thoroughly with the various tax forms and schedules you will use as a tax preparer.
- TAX PLANNING
Specially formulated tax planning problems will give you “hands-on” practice in devising tax-saving strategies that help you develop your own tax planning expertise.
For the duration of the course and for up to one year after your graduation, every student is assigned a skilled, experienced instructor, a practicing tax professional who is current on all tax preparation procedures and knowledgeable about the day to day realities of operating a professional tax practice.This personal service is one of the cornerstones of the NTTS course’s effectiveness and popularity.
- EXAMINATION and GRADING
A series of examinations – one after each master lesson unit – is designed to monitor your progress. The examinations are submitted to the school by mail, email, or they can be taken online. Each examination is carefully reviewed, graded – and if need be commented on by your instructor who will gladly give you any additional help you need. Examinations taken online are interactive and are graded automatically.
- POSTGRADUATE BENEFITS
Once you graduate from the National Tax Training School, you will be given full access to our online, annual Tax Change Bulletins. This privilege will be in effect for up to one year after your graduation.
“This was a great course. Very in depth. I feel fully prepared to work as a tax preparer!”
T. A. – Warr Acres, OK
Training Tax Preparers Since 1952
Some of the main tax preparation topics covered in the course:
- Accounting Methods
- Filing Requirements and Electronic Filing
- Business and Non-business Income and Deductions
- Itemized Deductions and Tax Computation Methods
- Medical Expenses and Charitable Contributions
- Personal Exemptions and Taxpayers’ Filing Status
- Gross Income Exclusions And Inclusions
- Gains or Losses on the Sale or Exchange of Property
- Capital Gains and Losses
- Business and Casualty Losses
- Bad Debts
- Tax Consequences of the Sale of Taxpayers’ Residence
- Self-Employment Tax
- Tax Credits (EIC, Business, Child Credit, Education etc.)
IRAs and Self Employed Pension Plans
- Depreciation and Depletion
- Income Tax Withholding
- Payroll Taxes (FICA & FUTA)
- Estimated Tax
- Alternative Minimum Tax
- Sale of Taxpayer’s Residence
The Federal Income Tax Course is designed for persons who wish to get a more thorough training in all pertinent phases of federal income tax preparation for individuals.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, and rules of taxation of individuals and small businesses
- Prepare tax forms for individuals and sole proprietorships
- Recognize tax planning opportunities and recommend appropriate tax-saving strategies for decision making
- Address tax situations for all types of taxpayers, such as wage earners, salespersons, owners of small business, professionals, investors, home and rental property owners, farmers, etc
Bonus: Included in Tax Course
BUILDING, MARKETING & OPERATING A PROFITABLE TAX PRACTICE
A real treasure house with hundreds of pages packed with tested and proven methods, ideas and techniques that show you how to quickly build a flourishing full-time or part-time tax preparation business and keep it running smoothly.
Learn about our other tax preparation courses:
- Advanced Taxation Course
- California Tax Preparer Course
- CTEC Continuing Professional Education Course
- Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Course