Enhanced Comprehensive (Student Kit)


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Now Available: 2023 Edition

Our Comprehensive Tax Course gives you the tools to start preparing most individual tax returns. Plus, this year’s edition has been completely revised and contains pointers you will appreciate as useful, practical advice to be applied in your daily work. Our materials now concentrate on the advancement of careers and profitability. Relevant updates will also be regularly provided so that you remain informed on your craft. Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to start making money as a tax preparer.

You Teach: Online or Face-to-Face

  • You are the instructor and provide academic support + certificate of completion with students accessing their course remotely or learning in a face-to-face classroom setting.
  • Must purchase Operator’s Kit (Tax School Licensee Handbook + One-Year License) before student kit materials may be purchased (discounted for renewal licensees)
  • Support provided for instructors by email

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Product Description

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The 2023 Comprehensive Tax Course is available now and is better than ever.

  • More video content than ever before for you to learn directly from Surgent’s expert team of tax professionals.
  • Plus more new, revised content coming very soon.
  • Now with useful, practical pointers that can be applied in your daily work.
  • Materials concentrate on advancement of careers and profitability.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to:

  • Prepare most individual tax returns, including Schedules C, D, and E;
  • Perform a thorough interview with a taxpayer
  • Determine a taxpayer’s filing status and eligibility for exemptions
  • Accurately report income and deductions for a taxpayer
  • Determine a taxpayer’s eligibility for credits and deductions
  • Compute depreciation for assets and eligibility for Section 179
  • Accurately calculate a taxpayer’s refund or balance due
  • Advise a taxpayer in tax planning strategies
  • (CA Edition) Register with CTEC as a tax preparer, provided you obtain a PTIN and tax preparer bond. Learn more about CTEC requirements here.

Instructor Materials includes: (per student kit)

  • An online Instructor Resource Center (IRC), which includes the Tax School Operator’s Manual, answer keys for all graded assignments including review and chapter questions, learning activities, quizzes, and exams. Plus, an electronic copy of the Student Manual by chapter, resources available to the students, and reading references.
  • Instructors may print quizzes and exams for their live classroom students, which will require manual grading; or the instructor may opt to have students complete graded assignments online with automatic grading.

3, 5, or 10 Student Kit includes:

  • Online (you are providing the academic support online): A User ID and password for each student in your kit. This provides access to all required course content, student resources such as IRS publications, instructions, forms, reading references, chapter study questions, learning activities, appendices, worksheets, tax law updates, and so much more.
  • Books (you are teaching the courses face-to-face): hard copy student manuals are included. Book kits are typically purchased for FACE TO FACE classes. Free Shipping on student books shipped within the contiguous United States.
  • Online and Face to Face instructors receive an Instructor Resource Center accessible online.

Delivery Method:

  • The delivery method for this product is YOU TEACH. With this product, YOUR COMPANY is responsible for teaching the course and any academic support. YOUR COMPANY is able to issue a certificate of completion from your business/school, not from Surgent Income Tax School. Continuing Education credits are not included with this product.

Important Note:

  • The required annual purchase of the Operator’s Kit or License Renewal does not include teaching materials. It includes detailed information on how to plan, organize, advertise for, and administer a successful tax school, as well as our License Agreement for you to use our curriculum in your classroom. The Operator’s Kit which includes the Annual License, and License Renewals are non-refundable.
  • Please review the Instructor FAQ section above to ensure proper set up of your Instructor Resource Center (IRC), online student access (if applicable), and access to the Operator’s Starter Kit.


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Instructor FAQs

What are the benefits to teaching a course online?
There are many! Here are a few to think about:

  • Offer the income tax course of your choice with the ease of online convenience
  • Place your order and receive access to the course within two business days
  • Last minute student enrollment is no longer a problem
  • Courses are accessible from any computer with Internet access
  • Great for new employee prospects!
  • Instant grading on all tests and exams
  • Immediate updates & corrections to text
  • Students work at their own pace within the course term limit
  • Students access course with a unique user id and password
  • Online education website is secure
  • Courses contain links to the IRS Website, Forms, Publication 17 and More

Can California Instructors teach a course online?
Yes. However, you must be CTEC approved to teach in California. See our section on CA Tax Courses for more information – or let us teach your students for you.

How should I schedule the delivery of my educational programing? 
The Comprehensive Tax Course can ideally be scheduled to have students complete the program within 8-12 weeks, completing 2-3 chapters per week.

How do I access the Tax School Operator’s Kit?
When purchased, the PDF download of the Tax School Operator’s Kit will be available on screen after checkout. It will also be in the download section of your account on this website when logged in.

How up-to-date are your courses? I’m looking into obtaining training for the current tax year.
We are currently updating our courses to reflect current tax laws.
The most current tax laws usually become final in the last couple months of the year. Therefore, our courses are based on the prior tax year. We will issue tax law updates sometime around the beginning to mid-December of each year to current students. The updates will detail the tax law changes for the current year. This allows you to take the current tax law course and become familiar with the tax laws as they are enacted. The practice problems in our course allow you time to apply the knowledge as you learn. The tax law updates provide the enhancement necessary to prepare you for the upcoming tax year. There is no additional cost for the tax law updates.

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Refund Policy

The Refund Policy below is applicable only for courses students purchase directly from Surgent Income Tax School. Students who purchase any courses through third party schools or other organizations must address all refund issues with the entity through which they made that purchase.

Please note: Operator’s Starter Kit, License Renewal, Tax Practice Management Manuals (Marketing, Operations), Print/Hard Copy Books for Individual Course Purchase, the Guide to Start and Grow Your Successful Tax Business, and the two Business Start-up Guides are non-refundable.

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