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Get Started with our Comprehensive Tax Course

In this beginner tax preparer course, you will learn to prepare tax returns and research tax issues for most Form 1040 individual, non-business taxpayers; plus the basics of Schedule C/self-employed tax returns.

  • 20 Lessons (60 hours of CE)
  • No prerequisites required.

When you complete the ITS Comprehensive Tax Course, you will be qualified for employment or self-employment as a tax professional and ready to start earning money.


Features and Benefits Included


Chartered Tax Professional

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The Chartered Tax Professional (CTP®) certificate program will enable you to prepare both basic and complex individual Form 1040 and small business corporation Form 1120 & 1120S and partnership Form 1065 tax returns. No prior tax or accounting knowledge is required, and minimal computer skills.

The CTP® program covers all topics on the IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) exam — the highest designation in the tax preparation industry — and will help you to pass the EA exam after taking an EA exam review.

Courses included in the CTP® program:

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  • Comprehensive Tax Course
  • Advanced I Tax Course
  • Advanced II Tax Course
  • Small Business I Tax Course
  • Small Business II Tax Course

Annual CE requirement of 15 hours. 500 Hours Experience Requirement.

Chartered Tax Consultant

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The CTC® certificate program will enable you to prepare both individual Form 1040 and small business corporation Form 1120 & 1120S and partnership Form 1065 tax returns.

Courses included in the CTA® program:

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  • Comprehensive Tax Course
  • Advanced I Tax Course
  • Small Business I Tax Course

Annual CE requirement of 15 hours. 100 Hours Experience Requirement.

Chartered Tax Advisor

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The CTA® certificate program will enable you to learn to prepare most individual Form 1040 tax returns, including more complex situations.

Courses included in the CTA® program:Learn More

  • Comprehensive Tax Course
  • Advanced I Tax Course

Annual CE requirement of 15 hours. 100 Hours Experience Requirement.


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Special State Requirements

California approved by CTEC for qualifying and continuing education. Learn more

Oregon approved by OBTP for qualifying education. Learn more

Maryland How to become registered.
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New York How to become registered.
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Thinking of Starting Your Own Tax Business?

Add the Tax Business Start-Up Guides: For only $100 more, you’ll get the following guides to help you start your own tax business…

  • Guide to Starting a Tax Business & Getting Clients
  • Guide to Policies & Procedures for a Tax Business

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Still Have Questions?

Some of your questions might be answered in our Student FAQ’s.

Or you can contact us via…

Toll-Free Phone: (800) 984-1040 (Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm EST / Friday 9 am – 5 pm EST)

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More Than One Student?

If you have more than one student that you would like to sign up for our courses, you can get a discount!

View Our Group Pricing Information

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Bundle For a Discount

If you purchase a bundle package, you’ll get the 2nd course for 50% off!

Bundles that include the Comprehensive course:

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How To Become an EA

Enrolled Agents status is the highest credential the IRS awards.

Steps to becoming an Enrolled Agent:

  • Enroll in our CTP Certificate Program.
  • Complete an EA Exam Review with Exam Matrix.
  • Pass the IRS Special Enrollment Exam (SEE).

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