Learn tax preparation and meet your initial education requirement to become an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer with our tax school. The Income Tax School (ITS) is a Basic Course Sponsor for tax preparers in Oregon. Successful completion of our 80-hour Oregon Comprehensive Tax Course meets your requirement for basic tax training, which is required by the Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners.
An Oregon Tax Preparer license enables you to lawfully prepare personal income tax returns in Oregon for a fee or valuable consideration. A tax preparer must work under the supervision of a licensed tax consultant, a certified public accountant, a public accountant, or an attorney-at-law.
Here’s the list of requirements to become an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED)
- Complete an 80-hour basic tax course – The Income Tax School is an Oregon Basic Course Sponsor and has an Oregon tax preparation course that meets this requirement
- Pass the tax preparer examination administered by the Oregon Board with a score of 75% or higher
- Receive and submit your ”Session Attendance Certification Form” (Certificate of Completion) to the Oregon Board office with your license application
It’s easy to become an Oregon tax professional with our OR Comprehensive Tax Course
Get everything you need to start your career – fast! All you have to do is study the tax material we give you, and understand when certain laws and rules apply. The ITS Oregon Comprehensive Tax Course teaches you everything you need to know to succeed as a tax preparer in Oregon!
The ITS beginner tax course with Oregon state supplement – OR Comprehensive Tax Course — is approved by the Oregon State Board for Tax Practitioners as a Basic Course Sponsor, which is a required course for tax preparers to become registered to practice in Oregon.
We help you:
- Learn tax preparation – with our Comprehensive Tax Course. In this beginner tax preparer course available from our tax school, you will learn to prepare tax returns and research tax issues for most Form 1040 individual, non-business taxpayers and small business taxpayers (self-employed/Schedule C). No prior tax knowledge or experience is needed.
- Prepare for the Oregon Tax Preparer Examination to become a Tax Preparer in Oregon – Upon successful completion of the course, we’ll send your “Session Attendance Certification Form” (Certificate of Completion) signed by your course instructor.
The Oregon Comprehensive Tax Course teaches you the fundamentals of federal tax law. And we don’t just teach you the law with our tax preparation courses, you also learn how to apply it in your review questions and learning activities by preparing practice tax returns.
The tax returns that you are preparing are based on real-life scenarios. That enables you to internalize the knowledge and gives you a solid foundation you can continue to build on. We follow up with quizzes and an exam to make sure that the knowledge is really sinking in. You can download the quizzes and exam beforehand and prepare them off-line at your own pace. Input your answers online when you are confident with your answers.
And, if you’re thinking of going into business for yourself –you’ll want to add our Business Start Up Guides to your Comprehensive Tax Course. They will help you start your own tax business in weeks without franchise fees or royalties.
With these Business Start-up Guides, you’ll be in business in no time!
- Guide to Starting a Tax Business & Getting Clients, includes:
Getting Started, Taking the Courses, Starting Your Own Business, Specifics for a Tax Business, How Do You Get Clients? (Includes sample marketing pieces), Bootstrap Marketing Materials You’ll Need, Meeting With Your Client, How to Price Your Services, Continuing Education, Client Retention, and Becoming a Brick and Mortar Business.
- Guide to Policies & Procedures for a Tax Business, includes:
Introduction, Company Philosophy, Personnel Policies, Tax Office Policies and Procedures, Tax Preparation Procedures, Processing Tax Returns, and Client Folder Setup.
Annual Renewal Requirements:
Once you become an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer, you will have annual renewal requirements.
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