Chartered Tax Professional Business Package

Hours: 190 / Access Length: 18 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $2,324.00

Course Overview:

The Chartered Tax Professional (CTP) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who typically advise clients on income tax situations.  After completing this comprehensive program, certificates will be prepared to handle almost any individual and small business income tax situation encountered.  Candidates must successfully complete a series of five, computer-administered courses in income tax preparation. All courses are offered via the Internet and can be completed anywhere, anytime-24/7 – instructor support is included with each module.  Each module consists of ten 3-hour lessons and can be completed in 5-10 weeks (one or two lessons per week).  This package also includes a Guide to Start and Grow Your Own Successful Tax Business. This 289-page book is your go-to guide to getting started with a tax business today.

Courses included in this bundle:
  • Comprehensive Tax Course (48 hours)
  • Advanced I Tax Course (30 hours)
  • Advanced II Tax Course (30 hours)
  • Small Business I Tax Course (30 hours) 
  • Small Business II Income Tax Course (30 hours)
  • Guide to Start and Grow Your Own Successful Tax Business

Course Outlines:

Comprehensive Tax Course

The Comprehensive Tax Course will teach you the tools to start preparing most individual tax returns. Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to start making money as a tax preparer.

CE Hours for Standard Edition

  • Module 1: 12 hours Federal Tax Law
  • Module 2: 12 hours Federal Tax Law
  • Module 3: 12 hours Federal Tax Law
  • Module 4: 12 hours Federal Tax Law (7 – Federal Tax Matters, 3 – Tax Law Updates, 2 – Ethics)

Total hours of CE awarded: 48 CE hours

Topics Include:

  • 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.

 All credit hours and completed certificates to the IRS and/or CTEC (for California preparers). Students will also earn a Certificate of Completion that will be sent via email.

Advanced I Tax Course

Prior tax preparation experience/knowledge is suggested for the Advanced I course. Students normally enroll in this course after completing the Comprehensive Tax Course and working at least one season as a tax preparer.

Topics Include:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Employee Business Expenses
  • Clergy
  • Investments
  • Schedule C (Part I)
  • Schedule C (Part II)
  • At-Risk Rules and Passive Activities
  • Rental Property (Part I)
  • Rental Property (Part II)
  • Alternative Minimum Tax, Injured and Innocent Spouse, Less Common
  • Credits, and Penalties
Advanced II Tax Course

Prior tax preparation experience/knowledge is suggested for the Advanced II course. Students normally enroll in this course after completing the Advanced I Course and working at least one season as a tax preparer.

Topics Include:

  • Amended Returns
  • Special Needs and Concerns for Seniors
  • Tax Issues for High Income Taxpayers
  • Net Operating Losses
  • Schedule D – Special Issues
  • Issues for Divorced and Separated Taxpayers
  • Tax Planning, Savings Strategy, and Updates
  • Responding to the IRS
  • State Returns and Conformity to Federal Law
  • Nonresident Alien Returns – Form 1040NR
Small Business I Tax Course

Prior tax preparation experience/knowledge is suggested for the Small Business I course. Students normally enroll in this course after completing the Comprehensive Tax Course and working at least one season as a tax preparer.

Topics Include

  • Business Organization
  • Understanding Financial Reporting
  • Income, Expenses, and Basis
  • Dispositions
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships 
  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Employment Taxes
  • Retirement Plans
Small Business II Tax Course

Prior tax preparation experience/knowledge is suggested for the Small Business II course. Students normally enroll in this course after completing the Small Business I Course and working at least one season as a tax preparer.

Topics Include:

  • Partnership Issues (Part 1)
  • Partnership Issues (Part 2)
  • Corporation Issues (Part 1)
  • Corporation Issues (Part 2)
  • S-Corporations
  • Form 990-EZ
  • Fringe Benefits, Business Tax Credits, and Amended Returns
  • Trusts – Form 1041
  • Estates – Form 1041
  • Tax Practitioner Regulations and Penalties and Security and
  • Identity Theft

All necessary physical course textbooks are included.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.


** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **