Tax Return Preparers

Continuing Education resources

Clients depend on tax return preparers—both individuals preparers and employees of tax preparation companies—to effectively prepare and sign their returns and claims. When you’re looking to fulfill your ongoing CPE requirements, IRSTaxTraining.com puts the highest-quality, most flexible tax education tools right at your fingertips.

Tax Return Preparers

2018 IRS ASFP 18 Hour Continuing Education

2018 Annual Filing Season Program

Electronic Course - $79.95
Printed Version - $129.95

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Continuing education course for non-exempt preparers that places you on IRS Approved database and grants limited representation rights. more >>
2018 IRS 6 Hour AFTR Continuing Education

2018 6 Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher

Electronic Course - $64.95

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6 Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Continuing Education course for non-exempt preparers. more >>
2017 IRS RTRP 15 Hour Continuing Education

IRS 15 Hour Continuing Education

Electronic Course - $79.95
Printed Version - $129.95

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IRS approved continuing education course for tax preparers who passed the IRS RTRP Competency Exam and want to earn the NEW IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) - Record of Completion. more >>
2017 CTEC 20 hour Continuing Education

CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education Electronic

Electronic Course - $79.95 $59.95
Printed Version - $129.95 $99.95

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CTEC approved 20 hour continuing education course that is required annually for all California registered tax preparers. more >>
2017 60 Hour Qualifying Education Electronic

CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education

Electronic Course - $199.95
Printed Version - $249.95

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CTEC approved 60 hour Qualifying Education course for individuals interested in becoming a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) or who have failed to maintain their annual registration. more >>
2017 Maryland Continuing Education

Maryland Continuing Education

Electronic Course - $89.95
Printed Version - $139.95

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Continuing Education course that satisfies the bi-annual requirement for all Maryland tax preparers and the annual IRS AFSP. more >>
2017 Maryland 4 hour Continuing Education

Maryland 4 hour Continuing Education

Electronic Course - $49.95
Printed Version - $79.95

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Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Registration (DLLR) approved course that satisfies the bi-annual 4 hour state continuing education requirement for all Maryland tax preparers. more >>
2017 Oregon 30 hour Continuing Education

Oregon 30 Hour Continuing Education

Electronic Course - $119.95
Printed Version - $169.95

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Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners approved course fulfilling the annual 30 hour continuing professional education requirement for the Oregon tax preparer. more >>
2017 IRS 2 hour Ethics Continuing Education

Ethics and Professional Conduct

Electronic Course - $29.95

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This easy-to-use online course will satisfy the annual continuing education 2 hours Ethics requirement for today's tax professional. more >>
2017 IRS 3 hour Federal Tax Update

Federal Tax Updates

Electronic Course - $39.95
Printed Version - $69.95

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A self-study course covering important Federal tax law changes and court rulings for the upcoming filing season. more >>
2017 IRS 10 hour Continuing Education

10 Hour Federal Tax Law

Electronic Course - $69.95
Printed Version - $99.95

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A self-study course covering important aspects of Federal tax law for Individuals that qualifies for 10 hours of continuing professional education for Enrolled Agents & the tax preparer. more >>
2017 CTEC 5 hour California Continuing Education

CTEC 5 Hour California Tax Law

Electronic Course - $54.95
Printed Version - $84.95

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CTEC approved 5 hour California continuing education course that is required annually for all California registered tax preparers. more >>
2017 Fundamentals of Taxation

Fundamentals of Taxation

Electronic Course - $149.95
Printed Version - $199.95

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This is an introductory course in Individual & Corporate Federal taxation for candidates interested in becoming a tax preparer. Includes actual Federal tax return scenario exercises. more >>

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FAQ: THE ANSWERS YOU NEED
Q. How does the Online test work?
A. You log in to your account, click the link to take the exam and answer each question. You must hit the NEXT button for your answer to be saved. You do not need to complete the exam in one continuous sitting, as long as you hit next to navigate the questions, you work is saved.
Q. How do I get a PTIN?
A. You go to the IRS website at www.irs.gov/for-Tax-Pros and click the link to Register for a PTIN. The application can be completed online within a few minutes. There is a $64 fee to apply for (or renew) a PTIN.
Q. Once I complete the course how long before the IRS (or CTEC) is notified of my hours?
A. Grading is done within 24 hours once your final exam is completed. We notify the IRS right away upon completion. If you receive your email with your certificate of completion, you know that the IRS (and/or CTEC) has been notified. You can verify this on your PTIN online account that you set up when applying for your PTIN.
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