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 profession requirements.

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Income Tax Preparer Courses:

TAX002 Individual Tax Preparer Exam Test Prep (4 hours)

 Target Audience: Experienced income tax preparers interested in the Maryland tax exam

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.

TAX003 Income Tax Preparation (54 hours)

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 short forms 1040EZ and 1040A, basic itemized returns, and more complicated long forms. The course also covers the basics of preparing Maryland form 502. This course is only offered during the fall semester.

TAX006 Maryland Individual Tax Preparer Continuing Education (17 hours)

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.

TAX007 Small Business I Tax Course (30 hours)

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.

TAX008 Tax Business: Essentials I (8 hours)

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. Montgomery College is an IRS approved continuing education provider. The instructor is a CPA and has a M.S. in taxation from Georgetown University. He has completed training and will be using the materials of the Income Tax School, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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