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Income Tax Preparer

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Income Tax Preparer

The income tax courses are designed for experienced income tax return preparers and students interested in becoming income tax professionals. The College is an IRS Authorized Continuing  Education provider. The designation allows students to receive IRS continuing education credit when enrolled in some of the TAX courses. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about professional requirements.

At a Glance Class Schedule:

Income Tax At A Glance Schedule Spring 2021
Course CRN# Course Title Time Location
TAX003 34835 Income Tax Preparation MTWRF – 1/05/2021 – 1/15/2021
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TAX009 34837 How To Start And Grow Your Tax Preparation Business S – 1/16/2021 – 1/16/2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TAX007 34836 Small Business I Tax Course RF – 1/21/2021 – 2/19/2021
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TAX009 34838 How To Start And Grow Your Tax Preparation Business S – 2/06/2021 – 2/06/2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TAX002 35325 Individual Tax Preparer Exam Preparation

S- 1/23/2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


WDCE Scholarships

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Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER)

The Governor of the State of Maryland has established a fund to help Maryland residents who have been impacted by COVID enroll in workforce training classes that lead to a labor market recognized credential, so that students can return quickly to work. Up to $3,500 covers tuition and fees. Up to $1,000 for technology needs related to remote instruction for courses over 18 hours. Up to $500 for other fees (e.g. books, licensing exam fees). Funds are available until September 30, 2021, or until the money runs out, whichever happens first. Visit the scholarship webpage for more information including eligibility, the application process, and deadlines.  GEER Scholarship Opportunitynew window.

Income Tax Preparer Courses:

Target Audience: Experienced income tax preparers interested in the Maryland Tax Preparers examination
Are you interested in becoming an individual tax preparer in Maryland? This continuing education course provides you with the information needed to successfully pass the Maryland Tax Preparers examination. Topics include current tax year form 1040 series, related schedules, and Maryland form 502.

Target Audience: Students interested in becoming income tax return preparers
Gain a new skill to use part-time or full time! This comprehensive course covers the basics of preparing most individual tax returns filed with the IRS including the simplified 1040 form, basic itemized returns, and more complicated long forms. The course also covers the basics of preparing Maryland Form 502.

Target Audience: Experienced income tax preparers in need of continuing professional education hours
This course provides continuing professional education to Maryland Individual Tax Preparers. The course includes three hours of tax law update, two hours of ethics, two hours of Maryland tax law topics and 10 hours of federal tax law topics. Students will need to bring the Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to class to receive IRS CE credit. IRS CE credit is awarded for the calendar year that the course is completed.

Target Audience: Experienced income tax preparers interested in business tax returns
Designed for individual income tax return preparers, this course provides an understanding and solid foundation for preparing business tax returns and researching issues involved in the preparation of tax returns for various forms of business entities. Modules covered in this course include understanding employment taxes, corporations, S corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, dispositions, income, expenses and understanding the balance sheet.

Target Audience: Experienced income tax preparers interested in starting a tax business
If you enjoy working with people and numbers, you might consider starting a tax business. This course will guide you through the process of starting and growing your tax business. Learn the day-to-day activities of a tax preparation business owner, the typical target market, growth potential, startup costs, and more.

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