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2012 CTEC CPE 20 Hour - Personal Income Tax Return

In order to maintain the CRTP designation you will need to successfully complete our 20 Hour California Tax Course which will allow you to continue to prepare tax returns for compensation in California. This 2012 tax course (CTEC Provider #2052-CE-0015 and IRS Provider # JK8E2)is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a course that will meet both the 20 hour CTEC and 15 hour IRS Continuing Education Income Tax Course requirement. The tax course will review the personal income tax return. The tax course includes 10 hours of federal law topics, 3 hours of federal law updates and 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state.

CTEC CPE Requirements

The California Tax Education Council (CTEC) requires that you complete 20 hours of continuing professional tax education cpe by October 31st of each year. Once you complete our CTEC Continuing Professional Education Tax Course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.  Platinum will report your completion to CTEC electronically. You then be able to register online at The fee is $25.00 to register with CTEC. Starting November 1, 2012, CTEC's late fee will increase from $15 to $55. Additionally, CRTPs who do not renew their registration by January 15, 2013, and each year thereafter, will have to re-take the 60-hour qualifying education course, pass a competency exam from an approved education provider and register as a new CRTP. The new policy will shorten the grace period from 12 months to 10 weeks. 

About the CTEC CE Course

The CTEC tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a tax course that will meet both the 20 hour CTEC and 15 hour IRS Continuing Professional Education Income Tax Course requirement. This tax course (CTEC Provider #2052 and IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually four tax classes in one. Tax Class #1 covers the personal income tax return including Form 1040 and related schedules and forms. Topics include income, adjustments to income, tax credits and tax payments (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00001-12-S), and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax Class #2 covers 2012 personal tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, IRAs, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and standard mileage rate updates (IRS course # JK8E2-T-00003-12-S), and provides three hours of CE credit.  Tax Class #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS Course # JK8E2-T-00002-12-S), and provides two hours of CE credit. The first three combined classes will meet the IRS requirement for the minimum number of CE credit hours for 2012 and the tax updates and ethics requirements. Tax class #4 covers the California Franchise Tax Board form 540 and provides an additional 5 hours of CTEC CE credit (CTEC Course #2052-CE-15) completing the 20 hour CE requirement.  A series of 200 questions will then test your understanding of key tax topics. Reading links are built within the tax course. The tax course is available to you for six months upon registration. Our current courses are based upon the IRS' most recently available tax laws, forms, and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site.

Remember, Platinum Professional Services offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, and reading material conveniently located within each tax course. We even offer full instructor support. The course is available to you six months upon registration. Learn 24/7, online and at your own pace. Best of all, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax course. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to IRS and CTEC so that you can be assured of remaining in compliance as a RTRP and CTRP.

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