Chartered Tax Professional with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

Come tax season, chartered tax professionals need to use tools like Microsoft Excel to prepare taxes. This fully online course will teach you how to prepare individual tax returns for almost all U.S. taxpayers and best practices for using Excel. After successfully completing this course, you will be qualified to prepare individual tax returns and be ready to sit for the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE). You will also be prepared to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert...

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Chartered Tax Professional with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

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Course code: GES2094

What you will learn

  • To create, modify, and manage Excel workbooks
  • To create pivot tables and charts
  • Master preparing taxes for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietorships
  • Prepare for the IRS Enrolled Agent exam
  • Practice and work as a qualified tax professional
  • Learn how to prepare tax returns for all individual U.S. taxpayers
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of tax professionals

How you will benefit

  • Become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert in Excel 2019
  • Start working and earning money after completing the first two modules of the course
  • Develop a professional vocabulary and the communication skills required to flourish in the accounting world
  • Become qualified to prepare taxes for a variety of tax-holders and small companies
  • Possess the necessary knowledge and skillset required to pass the IRS Enrolled Agent exam

What you will learn

  • To create, modify, and manage Excel workbooks
  • To create pivot tables and charts
  • Prepare for the IRS Enrolled Agent exam
  • Practice and work as a qualified tax professional
  • Learn how to prepare tax returns for all individual U.S. taxpayers
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of tax professionals
  • Master preparing taxes for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietorships

How you will benefit

  • Start working and earning money after completing the first two modules of the course
  • Develop a professional vocabulary and the communication skills required to flourish in the accounting world
  • Become qualified to prepare taxes for a variety of tax-holders and small companies
  • Possess the necessary knowledge and skillset required to pass the IRS Enrolled Agent exam
  • Become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert in Excel 2019

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 250 course hours
  1. Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training
    1. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019
    2. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019
    3. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019
    4. Microsoft Excel 2019 Final Exam
  2. Chartered Tax Professional
    1. Individual Income Tax Preparation
      1. Comprehensive Income Tax Course
      2. Advanced Income Tax Course: Level I
      3. Advanced Income Tax Course: Level II
    2. Small Business Income Tax Preparation
      1. Small Business Income Tax Course: Level I
      2. Small Business Income Tax Course: Level II

Instructor support is provided through email by experienced practicing tax professionals employed by Peoples Income Tax, Inc., a sister company of The Income Tax School.

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.

Prerequisites:

A high school diploma or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. Accounting and specific math skills aren't required, just the aptitude to work with numbers and people and to read and interpret the tax laws.

If you are taking this course to begin a career in taxation you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete Comprehensive Tax Course (located within the course)
  • Register with the IRS and get a PTIN
  • Begin preparing tax returns as a tax preparer

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 (not included in enrollment). While Microsoft Excel 2019 is ideal, you can download the desktop version of Excel included with Microsoft 365. Please note: There may be some differences between your version of Excel and what you see in the course.
  • Microsoft Word or an equivalent word-processing program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following materials will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment in the Chartered Tax Professional:

  • Federal Forms
  • Federal Worksheets
  • Instructions
  • Publication
  • Tax Preparer Resources

Please note that your continuing education requirements will begin once your PTIN has been issued.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 MOS Expert Certification exam.

Once you've successfully completed each course (and your final exam has been graded), you'll need to fill out the Request for Certificate of Completion. Your instructor will then provide you with a certificate of completion by mail. Your CTP certificate will be issued after you've completed all courses with an average grade of 80% or more and have documented the 500 hours experience needed to qualify for the CTP designation.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 18 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also be assigned a Student Advisor for academic support.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us."

Yes. The Income Tax School is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit:

The California CTP course is approved by CTEC as a qualifying course for California. There are additional requirements to become a tax preparer in California. Please visit the CTEC website for more information.

The Income Tax School is approved by the Office of Professional Responsibility at the Internal Revenue Service as a provider of qualifying continuing education for AFSP Certificate of Completion, Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs) and Enrolled Agents (EAs). We are also registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. In addition, The Income Tax School, Inc., has been approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to offer qualifying education, which satisfies the "qualifying education" requirements imposed by the State of California for individuals seeking to become CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. We are also certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Income Tax School (ITS)
The Income Tax School (ITS) is a national leader in tax preparation programs and training. ITS publishes educational materials as well as management manuals and webinars. The school also offers numerous tax training courses, such as continuing education seminars and tax certificate programs. Its Chartered Tax Certificate Program can help you master complicated tax preparation concepts and will give you a competitive advantage with any employer—and you can prepare for it through a certified course with us.