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CTEC 5 Hour California Tax Law Course

2021-2022 Edition (Updated To Latest Tax Laws)

For CTEC Registered Tax Preparers who need only 5 hours of California Tax Law Continuing Education Credits.

Our CTEC renewal course is an online self-paced video course, with complimentary educational PDF and online exam. You can watch the videos online and take the exam at your own speed. If you prefer reading, you can download the PDF which can be viewed online (with an interactive Table of Contents for fast navigation) or printed and read while away from the computer. If you prefer to have a book to use as a study guide, the 5 Hour California Tax Law Course is included in the CTEC 20 Hour Renewal CE Book, available for purchase >Here<

Online Video Course Package: You will have 24/7 Online Access to our video courses from your Computer, Laptop, Tablet, or even smartphone, anywhere you have internet access. All Exams are included and completed online with immediate results. An additional course educational PDF, with interactive Table of Contents for quick navigation, is included at no extra cost.

$29.95 $59.95

50% OFF Official Tax Preparer Coffee Mug

Enter coupon code “MUG50” at checkout with both the Online Course and Coffee Mug in your cart, and you’ll receive 50% off your official tax preparer coffee mug.

Send us a selfie picture of you and your coffee mug with a written review. You will receive a 50% off coupon code to use for next years course and may be featured on our website.

CTEC & IRS Approved

California Tax Courses is Approved with CTEC and the IRS to offer Continuing Education

Access From Computer or Phone

You can access our courses from a Computer, Tablet, or even your smartphone! Anywhere you have internet access!

Unlimited Exam Attempts!

Don’t worry if you don’t pass your exam on the first try, you can re-take it as many times as needed. No extra charge!

We Report Your Completion Within 24 Hours

We report all student course completions to CTEC usually within 1 day, often within 1 hour! Need it sooner? Give us a call.

5 Hours of California Tax Law Topics

California Income Tax Law Topics covered in this course include the following: California Residency and Filing Requirements, Understanding the Form 540, Conformity to Federal Tax Law and Schedule CA, Electronic Filing, Payments, and CTEC Registration.

Online Course and Exam Access

Our CTEC Approved courses are all accessed online via a computer, laptop, tablet, or even smartphone. As long as you have internet access on your device, you can access your course! Courses are available 24/7 to be taken at your own pace. The online exams have no time limits, come with unlimited attempts and immediate results. All progress is tracked and saved, so you can log off and return to where you left off.

20 hour Course Book

Students can purchase the 20 Hour Course Book separately, which includes the 5 Hour California Tax Law Course content. It’s great for taking physical notes, highlighting topics, and studying while away from the computer. The book is not required but is a great addition to use as a study aid and reference throughout the tax season.

Group Discounts and Referral Program

Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a group discount when enrolled together. Each member of the group will have their own login and course access, but you will receive an overall discount for the group total. You can also receive cash back via our Referral Program. Call us at (888)909-6276

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 for you

We know how important it is that your hours are reported to CTEC in order for you to renew your CTEC Registration. We make sure all student course completions are reported directly to CTEC. Typically your hours will be reported within 24 hours often within one hour, but sometimes can take up to three (3) days. Need your hours reported quicker? Contact our support team via email, phone, or live chat.

5 Hours of California Tax Law Topics

California Income Tax Law Topics covered in this course include the following: California Residency and Filing Requirements, Understanding the Form 540, Conformity to Federal Tax Law and Schedule CA, Electronic Filing, Payments, and CTEC Registration.

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!

Group Discounts and Referral Program

Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a group discount when enrolled together. Each member of the group will have their own login and course access, but you will receive an overall discount for the group total. You can also receive cash back via our Referral Program. Call us at (888) 909-6276 for more information.

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.

Course Outline & Learning Objectives

California Tax Law 5 Hours

1. ​In-Depth Schedule CA and More

This course covers California and Federal tax law conformity. Expansive discussion and illustration of topics covering the completion of the Schedule CA.

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

Frequestion Asked Questions

Are You Approved By CTEC To Offer Continuing & Qualifying Education?

California Tax Courses is approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) and the IRS for continuing education. Our CTEC provider number is 6280 and our IRS Provider number is HPKCW. You can view our company listed on the CTEC website at https://www.ctec.org/ApprovedEducationProviders?nav=tax-professionals.

Are You Approved By The IRS To Offer Continuing Education?

California Tax Courses is an IRS Approved Education Provider. You can find our company and information listed on the IRS Website at https://www.ceprovider.us/public/default/listing

How Can I Take Your Course?

All of our courses are delivered online and can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can login at anytime and take your course at your own pace. Your progress is automatically saved when you log out or leave the website, so you can resume from where you left off when you log back in.

Our online courses are all in Video format with PDF slides that you can download and use to follow along with.

How Long Will I Have Access To Your Courses?

You will always have full access to your ctec tax course, even after you’ve completed it. This means you can retake your courses as many times as you’d like.

I'm interested in becoming a Tax Preparer, which course will I need to take?

If you want to prepare taxes for a fee or compensation in the state of California, you are first required to complete a CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education tax course.

When is the deadline to complete my CTEC 20 Hour CE Course?

The deadline to complete your CTEC Registration Renewal is October 31st, so you must have your CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education tax course completed by this date in order to complete your registration renewal.

How long does it take your company to report my hours to CTEC and/or the IRS?

California Tax Courses will report their students course completion to CTEC and/or the IRS within 24 hours!

Do you offer refunds?

If you are not completely satisfied with our 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 final exams. If you ordered the Online Course Physical Book Package, a refund can only be given once the physical book has been returned to us. You are responsible for paying the return shipping. All physical book returns can be shipped back to the following address:

Vervante Returns
400 N. Geneva Road STE C
Lindon, UT 84042

​If you are requesting a refund please call us at 888-909-6276

Where are you located?

California Tax Courses delivers its course content exclusively online and does not have a physical location.

What are your hours of operation?

California Tax Courses support team is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm PST.

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.

Requirements To Renew Your CTEC Registration

1. Complete a CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education Course from a CTEC Approved Education Provider.
The course should include 15 hours of federal tax law topics and 5 hours of California tax law topics.

2. Renew your PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) Number with the IRS each year.
You can renew your PTIN number for free by going to https://rpr.irs.gov/datamart/mainMenuUSIRS.do.

3. Maintain 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.

4. Renew your registration and pay the $33 annual registration before October 31 of each year.
You can renew your CTEC Registration by going to CTEC.org. You cannot renew your registration until the first three steps have been completed. If you renew your registration after October 31st, a $55 dollar late fee will be applied

Requirements To Renew Your CTEC Registration

1. Complete a CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education Course from a CTEC Approved Education Provider.
The course should include 15 hours of federal tax law topics and 5 hours of California tax law topics.

2. Renew your PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) Number with the IRS each year.
You can renew your PTIN number for free by going to IRS.gov

3. Maintain 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.

4. Renew your registration and pay the $33 annual registration before October 31 of each year.
You can renew your CTEC Registration by going to CTEC.org. You cannot renew your registration until the first three steps have been completed. If you renew your registration after October 31st, a $55 dollar late fee will be applied

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