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Iowa-IRS Tax Return Preparer Prep Courses
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The IRS Tax Return Preparer Prep Course is designed for first tax preparers. Tax Preparers in the state of Iowa are required to take a minimum of 15 hours education each year. In order to fulfill both your Iowa tax education and participate in the AFSP program you can take the IRS AFSP 18 hour course with AFTR. Per the IRS guidelines the AFTR CE course is only available from June 1st to December 31st of each year. If you would like to get started on your education before June 1st you can purchase the Tax Return Preparer Prep Course and then purchase the AFTR course between June 1st and December 31st. The tax class will go in depth and teach you how to prepare tax returns accurately.
The tax course is available to you for 6 months from the date of purchase. Note: In order to participate in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) you must complete the 18 hour tax class by December 31st, regardless of your course expiration date.
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If you are not completely satisfied with our tax preparer course, we will offer you a full refund within thirty days of purchasing. No refunds given for group orders or to students who have completed more than one quiz or any of the final exams.
Platinum Tax School offers group discounts for three or more students. Call us at 877 315-1772 for more information.
E-books • Video°
Our IRS Tax Return Preparer Prep course covers covers fundamental tax topics geared for first time tax preparers who have not received any prior instruction in tax preparation. The tax preparer 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), and depreciation. The tax class also includes a practice tax return exercise. Upon completion of our tax preparation class a certificate will be awarded. °Video provided on selected reading assignments.
E-books • Video°
Our IRS Tax Return Preparer Prep course covers covers fundamental tax topics geared for first time tax preparers who have not received any prior instruction in tax preparation. The tax preparer 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), and depreciation. The tax class also includes a practice tax return exercise. Upon completion of our tax preparer class a certificate will be awarded. In addition, the tax preparation course also includes the Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) which designed for tax preparers who are looking to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Once you become an AFSP record of completion holder with the IRS, the IRS will list your name in their online tax preparer directory including your credentials. You will also have limited representation rights. °Video provided on selected reading assignments.
At checkout you will create a login I.D. and password and have access to the course 24/7. The tax preparation classes are presented in an online E-Book format making the reading material portable if you prefer to work offline. Each reading assignment is then followed by a one or two part quiz presented in a multiple choice format. A series of quiz review questions will guide you so that you will become proficient with the IRS's terminology, guidelines, and procedures and test your understanding of key topics. The answers are submitted online and will be automatically graded. You will be provided with important feedback and answer key to all quiz questions. Once all of the quizzes are completed, you will then need to complete a final exam that will review all of the topics covered. You will receive a pass or fail grade on the final exam but, unlike the quizzes, will not be provided with an answer key or any feedback (to comply with IRS guidelines regarding final testing). All the final exam(s) must be completed with a passing grade of 70% or better in order to receive a certificate of completion.
You have unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and the final exam(s)* (Note that the completion of the quizzes is not mandatory). Discussion forums are available within the tax course. Our "Student Course Forum" is available to chat with other students in the same course and our "General Student Forum" is available to chat with students in all courses. The Certificate of Completion can be printed from within the tax class and is also emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax preparer class. Course completions are then reported to the IRS and, if applicable, to CTEC by Platinum Tax School. The tax course is available to you for six months upon registration. Our current tax classes are based upon the IRS's most recently available tax laws, forms, and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site (*Note: The 6 hour AFTR course is limited to 6 attempts).
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