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CTEC Qualifying Tax Course - 60 Hour

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2018 CTEC Qualifying Tax Course - 60 hour

Price: $129.00


In order to obtain the California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) designation you will need to successfully complete our 60 Hour Qualifying Tax Course which will allow you to to prepare tax returns for compensation in California. The 60 Hour Qualifying Course includes 45 Hours of Federal Tax Law and 15 Hours of California State Tax Law in accordance with CTEC's qualifying education requirement.

CTEC CRTP Requirements

To become a Tax Preparer in California you must follow the state guidelines as well as the Internal Revenue guidelines.  The state of California requires all paid Tax Preparers to take and pass a California Registered Tax Preparer 60 hour Qualifying tax course as well as

  • Obtain and maintain a $5,000 tax preparer bond
  • Obtain A Preparer Tax Identification Number
  • Register with the California Tax Education Council CTEC.

Once you do this you will become a California Registered Tax Preparer CTRP. In addition, you will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing professional education annually. Please note, you must also abide by the IRS requirements. 

Platinum Professional Services has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the 2018 CRTP Qualifying Tax Course, Number 2052-QE-0027 which fulfills the 60-hour qualifying education requirement imposed by the State of California to become a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at 877.850.2832, or on the internet at www.ctec.org

About the CTEC Qualifying Course

The online CTEC tax course thoroughly covers fundamental tax topics geared for first time tax preparers who have not received any prior instruction in tax preparation. There are no educational prerequisites required for the successful completion of the course. The course covers the form 1040 and related schedules and forms. Topics include income, gains and losses, adjustments to income, standard and itemized deductions, tax credits, small business income and expenses (including Schedule C), depreciation, and the California Franchise Tax Board form 540.  Links to the online reading material for each of the 22 quizzes are conveniently located in the introduction to each quiz. A series of quiz review questions will guide you through each tax publication so that you will become proficient with the IRS' terminology, guidelines, and procedures.  A final exam  broken down into four parts, will be given at the end of the course. All four parts of the final exam must be passed with a score of 70 percent or better to obtain your Certificate of Completion and meet the 60 hour qualifying tax course requirement. (Note that the quizzes are not mandatory). The reading material can be printed out, saved to your computer or flash drive, or can be left opened in a separate window on your computer screen for easy reference while you are taking the quiz online. You can also return to the course and review the questions and reading material up to six months from registration date. All this will provide you with the knowledge to excel as a tax professional at an affordable cost. The course meets the current year's tax season qualifying education requirements. 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 online 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. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to CTEC so that you can be assured of remaining in compliance as a CTRP.

With Platinum Professional Services there is no confusion, only a direct path to success. Feel free to discover the most proficient way to deepen your education and be efficient, all while saving you time and money. Here at Platinum Professional Services, we make it easy for you without any added obstacles. Everyone wants to simplify their life and finally, we have the way.

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