Our CTEC approved Qualifying 60 Hour Tax Preparer 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 tax preparer course. The tax preparation course covers the IRS 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. Using direct up-to-date IRS publications, instructions and forms built within the course a series of questions will guide you through each tax publication so that you become proficient with the IRS's terminology, guidelines, and procedures. *Audio provided on selected reading assignments.