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CTEC 20 Hour Renewal Course

2021-2022 Edition (Updated To Latest Tax Laws)

All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers are required to renew ctec registration by October 31st and have completed 20 Hours of CTEC Continuing Education. Our 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course (20 hour continuing education) is fully updated with all of the latest federal and state tax laws and is good for both CTEC CE and IRS AFSP CE Credit.

Our 20 Hour CTEC renewal course is an online “Take at your own pace” video/pdf course. You can watch the videos online at your own pace, or if you prefer reading, you can download the PDF which can be read online or printed and read while away from the computer.

Online Video Course Package: 24/7 Online Access to our video courses from your Computer, Laptop, Tablet, or even your smartphone. All Exams Included. Additional Course PDF Included at no extra cost.

Online Video Course + Book Package: Access to the online course and exams, plus an additional book will be shipped to you that includes all of the same content in the online course, except it is in physical book format. So you can study while away from the computer.

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Online Course + Book: $99.95
(You Save 25%)
Normal Price: $124.95

Online Course Only: $59.95 (You save 20%)
Normal Price: $71.95

CTEC Renewal 20 Hour Course

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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.

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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!

Book Option Available

We offer a physical book option to purchase to be used with your Online Video Course.

Unlimited Exam Attempts!

Don’t worry if you don’t pass your exam first try, you can re-take it as many times as needed.

We Report Your Completion Within 24 Hours

We report all students course completions to CTEC and/or the IRS within 24 hours!

Student Support

We offer premium support to our students via Phone, Live Chat, and Email

15 Hours of Federal Tax Law Topics

Federal Income Tax Law Topics covered in this course include the following: Business Expenses, Deductions, Types of Income, Income Forms and Reporting, Self Employment Taxes, TCJA Compared and Contrasted, Tax Law Updates for 2021, Stimulus Information, and Ethics.

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

Our CTEC Approved courses can all be 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. All progress is tracked and saved, so you can log off and return to where you left off.

Book Purchase Available

Students can purchase the Physical Book Package which includes 24/7 access to the online courses and exam, plus an additional book that is shipped to you that includes all of the online course content, except in physical book format. This is great for taking physical notes, highlighting certain topics, and studying while away from the computer.

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

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 students course completions are reported directly to CTEC within 3 days. Typically your hours will be reported within 24 hours, but can take up to three (3) days. You can request for your hours to be reported quicker by reaching out to our support team via email, phone, or live chat.

15 Hours of Federal Tax Law Topics

Federal Income Tax Law Topics covered in this course include the following: Business Expenses, Deductions, Types of Income, Income Forms and Reporting, Self Employment Taxes, TCJA Compared and Contrasted, Tax Law Updates for 2020, Stimulus Information, and Ethics.

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!

Book Purchase Available

Students can purchase the Physical Book Package which includes 24/7 access to the online courses and exam, plus an additional book that is shipped to you that includes all of the online course content, except in physical book format. This is great for taking physical notes, highlighting certain topics, and studying while away from the computer.

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

Federal Tax Law 10 Hours

1. Basic Tax Overview

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the fundamental principles of individual taxation, and to explain the concepts behind the structure of the tax system. This course covers explanations and clarifications of terms as well as an overview of the forms contained in the 1040 Series of returns. This will cover terms used throughout the history of the tax law, including pre- and post-Act passage of the TCJA for TY2019 / TY2021, as well as years prior

2. Income Explained

This course – one in our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the explanation and taxability of income in individual tax returns as they apply to TY2021. Special emphasis will be placed on taxable and nontaxable income categories as well as explanations of differing tax requirements with all types of income.

3. Income Forms & Reporting

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the various reporting forms used to indicate to the taxpayer and the IRS what type and amount of income is contained within the taxpayer’s records as it pertains to TY2021 returns. Example forms will be provided, along with explanations of the necessary subordinate reporting forms and schedules needed to place the income properly on a tax return.

4. Filing Statuses & Requirements

This course – one in our “Understanding the Principals of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the various rules and exceptions to the rules in regards to the filing requirements and filing statuses for Form 1040 series returns. In addition to covering the basics of who needs to file and how they need to file; extra care will be given to the “exceptions to the rule” and what income/tax requirements may trigger a need to file versus when a return is not required. This topic will cover TY2021 tax law, but can be almost universally applied to any tax year currently under normal statutory limits.

5. Dependents

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover claiming dependents and will highlight the numerous effects of dependents on the return, from intersectionality with filing status to the numerous credits available. This course covers TY2021 law, with some discussion on prior year tax treatment.

6. Recordkeeping

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the rules and requirements for recordkeeping while operating as a tax practitioner. This will touch on both general IRS rules and specific rules outlined in Circular 230.2018.

Federal Tax Law Updates 3 Hours

1. ​Calendar Dates, COVID-19 Laws, and Stimulus Payments

The emergence of the international response to the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, more commonly known as Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19, has worldwide impact, especially in the United States. Within the US, a national emergency was declared under the Stafford Act on March 13th, 2020. In this webinar, we will highlight the legal impacts in regards to filing and due dates, changes or additions to existing tax and enforcement law, and – finally – the much-anticipated “stimulus” payments recently authorized in the CARES Act of 2020 which was signed into law on March 27th, 2020. This webinar is worth one (1) credit in the Federal Tax Law Updates category and is considered at the Overview / Beginner level in difficulty.

2. Tax Year 2020

This course covers updates and changes to the tax law for the upcoming TY2021 tax season as outlined mainly inside Rev. Procedures 2019-44 and 2019-46. While some attention is given to discussion of the IRS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic; this course primarily covers content prior to the adoption of COVID-19-related tax law changes.

Ethics 2 Hours

1. Digestible Circular 230

This course will cover Treasury Circular No. 230; The comprehensive guide to identifying who can practice before the IRS and in what capacity. It will also cover how to operate with due diligence individually and for your firm as well as how to avoid practitioner penalties. We will also touch on how to properly maintain your license to practice. This lesson will break down the important topics covered in Circular 230 into easy to understandable language and use practical examples to make application of the topics relevant to you and your practice.

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.

Course Outline & Learning Objectives

Federal Tax Law 10 Hours

1. Basic Tax Overview

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the fundamental principles of individual taxation, and to explain the concepts behind the structure of the tax system. This course covers explanations and clarifications of terms as well as an overview of the forms contained in the 1040 Series of returns. This will cover terms used throughout the history of the tax law, including pre- and post-Act passage of the TCJA for TY2019 / TY2021, as well as years prior

2. Income Explained

This course – one in our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the explanation and taxability of income in individual tax returns as they apply to TY2021. Special emphasis will be placed on taxable and nontaxable income categories as well as explanations of differing tax requirements with all types of income.

3. Income Forms & Reporting

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the various reporting forms used to indicate to the taxpayer and the IRS what type and amount of income is contained within the taxpayer’s records as it pertains to TY2021 returns. Example forms will be provided, along with explanations of the necessary subordinate reporting forms and schedules needed to place the income properly on a tax return.

4. Filing Statuses & Requirements

This course – one in our “Understanding the Principals of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the various rules and exceptions to the rules in regards to the filing requirements and filing statuses for Form 1040 series returns. In addition to covering the basics of who needs to file and how they need to file; extra care will be given to the “exceptions to the rule” and what income/tax requirements may trigger a need to file versus when a return is not required. This topic will cover TY2021 tax law, but can be almost universally applied to any tax year currently under normal statutory limits.

5. Dependents

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover claiming dependents and will highlight the numerous effects of dependents on the return, from intersectionality with filing status to the numerous credits available. This course covers TY2021 law, with some discussion on prior year tax treatment.

6. Recordkeeping

This course – one of our “Understanding the Principles of Individual Taxation” series – will cover the rules and requirements for recordkeeping while operating as a tax practitioner. This will touch on both general IRS rules and specific rules outlined in Circular 230.2018.

Federal Tax Law Updates 3 Hours

1. ​Calendar Dates, COVID-19 Laws, and Stimulus Payments

The emergence of the international response to the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, more commonly known as Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19, has worldwide impact, especially in the United States. Within the US, a national emergency was declared under the Stafford Act on March 13th, 2020. In this webinar, we will highlight the legal impacts in regards to filing and due dates, changes or additions to existing tax and enforcement law, and – finally – the much-anticipated “stimulus” payments recently authorized in the CARES Act of 2020 which was signed into law on March 27th, 2020. This webinar is worth one (1) credit in the Federal Tax Law Updates category and is considered at the Overview / Beginner level in difficulty.

2. Tax Year 2020

This course covers updates and changes to the tax law for the upcoming TY2021 tax season as outlined mainly inside Rev. Procedures 2019-44 and 2019-46. While some attention is given to discussion of the IRS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic; this course primarily covers content prior to the adoption of COVID-19-related tax law changes.

Ethics 2 Hours

1. Digestible Circular 230

This course will cover Treasury Circular No. 230; The comprehensive guide to identifying who can practice before the IRS and in what capacity. It will also cover how to operate with due diligence individually and for your firm as well as how to avoid practitioner penalties. We will also touch on how to properly maintain your license to practice. This lesson will break down the important topics covered in Circular 230 into easy to understandable language and use practical examples to make application of the topics relevant to you and your practice.

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 CTEC Registration

How To Renew CTEC Registration by October 31st

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 CTEC Registration

How To Renew CTEC Registration by October 31st

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

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