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CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course

For those who wish to prepare tax returns for compensation in the state of California, you are required to first complete a CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course. Our 60 hour qualifying education course teaches you everything you need to know about preparing state and federal tax returns. The course is 100% online and can be taken at your own pace. Upon completion of the 60 hour course, we will report your 60 hour credits to the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).

California Tax Courses Is Awaiting Approval From CTEC To Offer The CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course, All Sales Right Now are considered Pre-Orders. We are expecting to be finalized in approval by January 15th, 2021.

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For those who wish to prepare tax returns for compensation in the state of California, you are required to first complete a CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course. Our 60 hour qualifying education course teaches you everything you need to know about preparing state and federal tax returns. The course is 100% online and can be taken at your own pace. Upon completion of the 60 hour course, we will report your 60 hour credits to the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).

California Tax Courses Is Awaiting Approval From CTEC To Offer The CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course, All Sales Right Now are considered Pre-Orders. We are expecting to be finalized in approval by January 15th, 2021.

On Sale:
$149.95

Currently Unavailable

45 Hours of Federal Tax Law Topics

Federal Income Tax Law topics include the following: General Filing Issues, EITC Due Diligence, 1040 Forms & Schedule A Forms, Forms 2106 & 8829, Filing Statuses, Exemptions, Types of Income, Exclusions, Gains and Losses, and much more!

15 Hours of California Tax Law Topics

California Income Tax Law topics include the following: California Adjustments, California State Tax Depreciation, California Conformity, and much more!

Access your course from a Computer and or Phone

All of our courses can be accessed 24/7 on your computer, laptop, tablet, or even smartphone!

Courses delivered in Video Format with PDF Handouts

Our course content is delivered in video lecture format with available PDF’s to download or print so you can follow along with the video.

Learn Online at your own Pace

All of our courses can be taken at your own pace. There are no time limits to complete the course.

We Report Your Course Completion To CTEC

Once you’ve completed and passed your CTEC course, we will report your completion to CTEC within 3 days.

45 Hours of Federal Tax Law Topics

Federal Income Tax Law topics include the following: General Filing Issues, EITC Due Diligence, 1040 Forms & Schedule A Forms, Forms 2106 & 8829, Filing Statuses, Exemptions, Types of Income, Exclusions, Gains and Losses, and much more!

15 Hours of California Tax Law Topics

California Income Tax Law topics include the following: California Adjustments, California State Tax Depreciation, California Conformity, and much more!

Access your course from a Computer and or Phone

All of our courses can be accessed 24/7 on your computer, laptop, tablet, or even smartphone!

Courses delivered in Video Format with PDF Handouts

Our course content is delivered in video lecture format with available PDF’s to download or print so you can follow along with the video.

Learn Online at your own Pace

All of our courses can be taken at your own pace. There are no time limits to complete the course.

We Report Your Course Completion To CTEC

Once you’ve completed and passed your CTEC course, we will report your completion to CTEC within 3 days.

Have questions before enrolling? Give us a call at (888) 909-6276

Requirements to Become a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer

1. Complete a New Preparer Application with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). There are three (3) steps to this process:

STEP 1 – Complete the New Preparer Application online at the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) website. Click here to go to the application page.

STEP 2 – Complete the Live Scans Process. You must pass a background check and undergo a fingerprinting scan (Live Scan Process) in order to register with CTEC. Click here for more information on this step.

STEP 3 – CTEC Notification of Live Scan Approval or Denial. Click here for more information on this step.

NOTE: You have the option to start your required 60-Hour Qualifying Education (QE) Course before beginning the New Preparer Online Application; however, if you take the 60-Hour QE Course but do NOT pass the new CTEC requirements of a background check and fingerprinting procedure (Live Scan), you will not be able to register with CTEC. If you purchase the 60 hour QE course with California Tax Courses, but do NOT pass your background check, we will issue you a full refund as long as proof of CTEC Denial is provided to us.


2. Complete a CTEC Approved 60 Hour Qualifying Education Course

After you’ve completed the first step of applying to CTEC as a new preparer and have received your CTEC Notification of Live Scan Approval, you’re ready for the second step which is to enroll in and complete a CTEC Approved 60 hour qualifying education course. We offer enrollment year round for this course. Click here to enroll.

 

3. Obtain a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) Number with the IRS
You can obtain a PTIN number for free by going to https://rpr.irs.gov/datamart/mainMenuUSIRS.do. You can apply for your PTIN at anytime before, during, or after taking the CTEC 60 Hour course.

 

4. Purchase a $5,000 Tax Preparer Bond
You can purchase tax preparer bonds from many different places online, and they typically cost anywhere in between $25 and $40.

 

5. Register with CTEC within 18 months of your 60 hour course completion
Once you’ve completed the first three steps, you can then go online to ctec.org and register as a CRTP (CTEC Registered Tax Preparer). You must also pay the $33 Registration fee online while registering. You must register within 18 months from the time you’ve completed the 60 hour qualifying education course. If you wait until after 18 months, you’ll be required to retake the CTEC 60 hour qualifying education course.

Ready To Enroll In The CTEC 60 Hour Course?

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HELPFUL GUIDES AND HOW-TO'S

How to become a Tax Preparer in California - Step by step guide

Learn all of the steps involved in becoming a Tax Preparer in the state of California in this step by step tutorial.

How to Renew your CTEC Registration - Step by step guide

Learn how to renew your registration with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) annually by October 31st in this step by step tutorial.

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