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2020 EA CPE 24 Hour - Personal and Small Business
In order to maintain the Enrolled Agent designation you will need to successfully complete our 24 hour Tax Course annually which includes the required two hours of ethics. With this tax course, there is no need to worry about whether or not you have met all of the IRS minimum requirements for EAs. Again, completion of our 24 hours of CPE credit per year, including two hours of ethics, will insure that the 72 hours of CPE credit that must be completed every three years is met.
EA CPE Requirement
Course Prerequisites: High school diploma or high school diploma equivalent is recommended as well as completion of our Personal Income Tax Return course. Current registration as an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service is required. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also require individuals to possess a valid Personal Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
Enrolled Agents renew their license on a staggered schedule, based on the last digit of the enrolled agent’s social security number. The current fee for renewal is $30.00 per year. To be eligible for renewal for the enrollment cycle, Enrolled Agents must complete 72 continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours for the three year cycle, with a minimum of 16 CPE per year. Two CPE credit hours per year must be in Ethics. We will then report your course completion to the IRS, course completions are reported quarterly.
Platinum Professional Services offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Tax Courses that are designed to enhance an Enrolled Agents professional proficiency in Federal taxation or Federal tax related matters.
About the EA CPE Course
Course Description: The EA CPE 24 Hour CE Personal and Small Business course is designed for tax preparers who are looking to complete a tax course that will meet the 24 hour EA Continuing Professional Education annual income tax course requirement. This tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually three tax classes in one. The learning objectives expected to be achieved after completion of this tax course includes a better understanding of the following tax topics.
Tax class #1 covers the personal income tax return, including Schedule C. Topics include non-business and business income, adjustments to income, credits and tax payments and depreciation (IRS Tax Class #JK8E2-T-00115-19-S) and provides twenty hours of CPE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2019 personal and business tax return updates. Topics include the non-business energy property credit, Individual Retirement Accounts, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and the updated mileage reimbursement rates (IRS Tax Class #JK8E2-U-00109-19-S and provides two hours of CPE credit. Tax class #3 covers ethical issues for the EA. 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 Tax Class # JK8E2-E-00110-19-S) and provides two hours of CPE credit.
Course Organization: This course is presented in an online format. Students create a login I.D. and password to access the course. Once purchased, the course is available for six months. Reading assignments cover the topics in a step-by-step fashion. Each reading assignment is then followed by a one or two part quiz presented in a multiple choice format. The quiz questions will test knowledge of the completed reading assignment. Once answers are submitted the student will be provided with an answer key and feedback, also provided online. Once all of the quizzes are completed, the student will then need to complete a final test that will review all of the topics covered. (Note that completion of the quizzes is not mandatory). The student will receive a pass or fail grade on the final test but, unlike the quizzes, will not be provided with an answer key or any feedback (to comply with IRS guidelines regarding final testing). All quizzes and the final test must be completed with a passing grade of 70% or better in order to meet the 24 hour CPE requirement and receive a Certificate of Completion. Course completion is then reported to the IRS by Platinum Professional Services.
Student Support: Students can submit questions and comments in a variety of ways. A toll free phone number (877-315-1772), fax line (877-317-9412) and email address (customersupport @platinumprostudies.com) are all offered to the student. A course evaluation is also provided at the conclusion of the course. The Certificate of Completion is emailed to the student immediately following the successful completion of the course.
The reading material is built within the course with an option to print it out if you prefer to work offline. A series of quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final test will be given at the end of the 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. Our tax courses are available to you for six months (180 days) upon purchase and will expire after the six month term. Please note: Enrolled Agent review courses and Notary courses expire after one year. 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.
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