Become a Bookkeeper in as Little as 5 Months

The Income Tax School is excited to announce a new partnership with Penn Foster, a leader in education since 1890, to offer their Bookkeeping Program

Bookkeeping is a perfect complementary business to tax preparation. It promotes year-round income, which can help offset the seasonality of tax preparation revenue. Some businesses may need bookkeeping help prior to tax filing. This puts tax preparers in position to capitalize on that service offering for their clients. Conversely, tax preparers may also acquire bookkeeping clients that need tax help.

Tax preparers that understand how clients’ financials interact with the tax return are in a better position to prepare the return and give tax advice to the business owner. It is also a good practice for bookkeepers to know what is needed on a tax return so that the books are set up appropriately. This creates a smooth tax season for all involved.

Becoming a bookkeeper requires certification and bookkeeping knowledge, which may be acquired by taking a program such as the one offered by Penn Foster.

What is the average salary of a bookkeeper?

Bookkeeping jobs remain consistent, and most bookkeepers work full-time with an average salary of almost $40,000 a year.¹ If you’re looking to broaden your career options, learning these valuable skills can help you take the next step toward working in a professional office setting creating and managing spreadsheets, updating databases, and tracking debits and credits while earning an average of over $18 an hour.¹

Penn Foster Bookkeeping Program

Orientation to Bookkeeping

Assets, Liabilities, &
Owner’s Equity

Revenue, Expenses, &
Financial Reports

Payroll & Wholesale Accounting

End of Month Accounting

Excel for Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Project

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Penn Foster Bookkeeping Program Payment Options

Save up to $80 if you enroll by 10/30/18!

Monthly Auto Pay


Monthly payments as low as $49/month. Automatic monthly payments from your credit card, debit card, PayPal account, or bank account.

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Full Pay


Full payment from your credit card, debit card, PayPal account, or bank account.
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Monthly Mail Pay


Monthly payments as low as $49/month. Mail your monthly payment using a payment coupon book.
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* California residents please click here for Required California Disclosures.

Professional Licensing/Certification Information

Licensing and/or certificate requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Refund Policy

At Penn Foster, they continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if you are not satisfied or can no longer continue your studies, they offer a generous refund policy. If you cancel within the first 6 days of enrollment you will receive a full refund. After the first 6 days your refund amount will be based on:

For more information, visit Penn Foster Career School’s refund policy page.
Learn even more by viewing a sample enrollment agreement.

Residents of Wisconsin: Click here to view your state specific policy.

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, on the Internet here. (Visited April 2, 2018)