Our Credentials

Surgent Income Tax School offers high-quality tax courses online. Our team are veteran experts who work year-round preparing taxes for the public. Our tax training truly prepares students to do taxes professionally and earn a flexible, independent income.

Surgent Income Tax School is approved by the following organizations:

Certification badge of the IRS-Approved Continuing Education Provider.
Approved by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Return Preparers Office (RPO)
Credentials badge for CPE and QAS.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Credentials badge for the California Tax Education Council.
California Tax Education Council (CTEC)

Approved by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Return Preparers Office (RPO)

Surgent Income Tax School (ITS) is approved by the Return Preparers Office at the Internal Revenue Service as provider of qualifying continuing education for AFSP Certificate of Completion, Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs) and Enrolled Agents (EAs). This approval does not extend to licensees of Surgent ITS.


Registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPE Credit for CPAs

Surgent 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. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors website.

Registry ID: 103388. Approved Delivery Methods: Group Live; Group Internet Based; QAS Self-Study.

NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors recognizes sponsors who offer continuing professional education in accord with nationally recognized standards. Contact your state board where you hold your CPA license to determine the CPE requirements for you and if CPE offered by NASBA sponsors such as Surgent Income Tax School will meet your state’s requirements. Most states require continuing professional education to maintain an active CPA license.

NOTE: Using Surgent Income Tax School system does not, in itself, qualify licensees to award CPE credit. Licensees can apply individually to the Registry using our instructional materials. Call 1-800-984-1040 for complete details. ID Number: 103388


Approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC)

CTEC Provider Number: 1071

Qualifying Education

Surgent 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. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Continuing Education

Surgent Income Tax School, Inc., has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Surgent Income Tax School is approved to offer qualifying and continuing tax education for both distance and interactive learning methods by CTEC for California licensed tax preparers. Tax school licensees can apply for CTEC approval using our instructional materials. Call 1-800-984-1040 for complete details.

Experience

As a former division of a tax company, Surgent Income Tax School has always been focused on offering top-quality tax training materials with many real-life examples. Our writers, editors and instructors are all veteran tax professionals. Our online tax courses truly enable students to start careers as tax preparers.

Widely Acclaimed by Users

Many independent tax preparation firms operate their own tax school using our tax training materials throughout the United States, Canada and elsewhere. The tax school system was first released in 1993 and has been used annually since then by hundreds of tax and accounting firms, numerous colleges, and thousands of individual students wanting to learn to prepare income taxes.

Adopted by Colleges and Universities

A number of colleges and universities in various states have adopted Surgent Income Tax School materials for their tax preparation continuing education or college credit courses.