Federal Tax Course

Online Tax CourseThe most complete, most up-to-date online tax course available!

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 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.)

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Maximize Your Income-Earning Potential!
Upon successful completion of our tax course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to prepare Individual and small business tax returns for clients anywhere. You will find yourself able to start and operate your own tax practice, or accept a well-paid position in an accounting or tax preparation firm.

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”.

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 apply for the IRS PTIN at any time.

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 practice.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. INSTRUCTION
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. During that same period you will also be able to contact your instructor with any questions that will arise as your tax practice grows, without additional cost!
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“I have found your program to be very stimulating, and an excellent source in preparation for meeting tax preparation requirements. Your courses have certainly exceeded my expectations. “
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Emphasis on Tax Savings
Sound and timely ways to save income taxes are pointed out throughout the  tax course. These pointers, along with hands-on practice examples, alert and teach you the many ways you can arrange for your clients to benefit from tax-savings strategies.
Our strong emphasis about maximizing tax savings is one of the factors that distinguish our course, and is based on a common principle: the more money you save your clients, the greater their loyalty, the more referrals they’ll send to you, the more money you’ll earn.

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
  • Basis
  • 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

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