Unemployed? Tax Prep May Be Just What You’re Looking For

By Terry Judge | February 4, 2021
Posted in: Career COVID-19

Due to the pandemic and automation, millions of Americans are considering career changes. Many jobs previously held are not coming back or won’t be at the level they were pre-pandemic for a long time to come. People are looking for reliable, flexible, and recession-proof careers now more than ever!

Fast Ramp Up Time

A career in tax preparation may be just what you’re looking for and is possible after just one tax course! The beginner, Comprehensive Tax Course can be completed in as little as 10-weeks. The course assumes no prior tax knowledge and teaches you how 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. That covers a huge part of the general U.S. population!

No Prerequisites

You don’t need a college degree, and you don’t need to know high level math or accounting, either. If you have a high school diploma, great attention to detail, basic math and computer skills, can multi-task, and are a good communicator, you have what it takes to excel in this field!

Low Cost

The Comprehensive Tax Course starts at just $497. How many other careers do you know of that you can get into for that low an investment? You could pay tens of thousands of dollars at a university – graduate – and still be without a job, let alone a career!

Reliable and Recession-Proof

You’ve probably heard the phrase from Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, that phrase has held true since it was first stated on November 13, 1789. Taxes aren’t going anywhere, and seem to get more complicated as years go by! Tax preparation is something we will always be dealing with and so many people don’t want anything to do with it!

Flexibility

Tax preparation is one of the MOST flexible careers out there! You can work part-time or full-time, seasonally or year-round — working days, evenings, or weekends. And you can have just about every holiday off, as well as your summers free! You can work for someone else or work for yourself, and you can work at an office or work remotely from home! There are really so many options!

Demand for Tax Preparers

Currently, there is a shortage of qualified tax preparers. Tax preparation firms like H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt are always looking for seasonal preparers, along with larger companies like Intuit, TurboTax Live, and other CPA and accounting firms.

Tax is Something Everyone Should Know About

At the very least, learning tax preparation can help you save money on your own taxes each year. Most U.S. taxpayers pay close to 30% of their paycheck on income tax! Understanding tax law can help you keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket and ensure you’re paying the least legitimate amount of tax possible.

So, what are you waiting for?

You can start the program anytime you like, working online at your own pace, with instructor support. You have 6 months to complete the course but can finish in less time if you like.

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