PTP – Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification

Get The Skills To Be A Tax Preparation Professional

What better service to complement accounting than tax preparation and planning? By mastering this one skill you can increase your income by approximately $100+ per hour.

PTP-logo (2)Line by line, the Universal Accounting®’s Professional Tax Preparer™ program will teach you how to complete individual and business returns so that you can either prepare taxes on the side or start your own tax business full-time.

Many Tax Preparers make more money in the months leading up to the April 15 tax deadline than many make all year long! Every company, large or small, and all its employees, are required to file taxes. That means Tax Preparation skills will always be in demand.

Why Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification?

You can have the many benefits of a lucrative business when you become a Professional Tax Preparer™, including:

✓ Earn $100/hour

✓ Work whenever and however you want

✓ Reduce your own tax liability

✓ Be in demand for your skills

✓ Work from home

✓ Work full-time or part-time

Employers and clients look for respected credentials when choosing to trust a tax professional.

Whether you’re interested in running your own tax services business, or adding tax preparation skills to advance your current career, becoming a certified Professional Tax Preparer™ can open doors to a rewarding financial future.

EA Logo As a tax preparer, you may also want to become an Enrolled Agent, EA. The Professional Tax Preparer program is also designed to help you prepare for the IRS EA exam, the individual returns, business returns and IRS ethic requirement sections in a very comprehensive way.

Getting Certified

The Professional Tax Preparer Program includes 4 learning modules:

  1. Establishing the Tax Foundation
  2. Becoming the 1040 Expert
  3. Profitable Business Returns
  4. Building Your Successful Tax Practice

After completing the four modules, Universal Accounting students feel confident and fully prepared to take the Professional Tax Preparer™ certification exam.

Convenient At-Home Learning: How It Works

The Professional Tax Preparer™ Program course consists of 20 – 72 hours of video training. Our tax preparation courses include books and worksheets. This tax training course is very engaging and entertaining.

You have the flexibility to complete the courses on your own time, in a way that fits your life.

The course is taught by our experienced accounting professionals who give practical advice on not only tax issues, but also provide real-world solutions to give you the edge in productivity and profitability. Our tax instructors know what challenges you will face because they have been there themselves.

Universal Accounting®, the leader in small business tax training has been approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to offer the Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification (PTP) as a distance learning course in the state of California. Universal’s recognition from CTEC authenticates the PTP course, showing it is within the “standards, guidelines and procedures” of instruction specific to California tax laws.

ctec-300x136“I have reviewed the application for the course referenced above (Professional Tax Preparer, PTP, program) and recommend council approve this course as a Qualifying Education Distance and Interactive learning course. The material is not only impressive for its comprehensive coverage but is written in an easy to understand manner. The annotated curriculum guidelines were only complete but very easy to review and test check.”
– Frank Cabrera, Curriculum Provider Standards Committee Chair – CTEC

oregonThe Universal Accounting®’s Professional Tax Preparer™ program has received approval from the state of Oregon as a qualified training program for individuals wishing to prepare income taxes. Universal Accounting® received approval from Oregon’s State Board of Tax Practitioners. Oregon is one of two states requiring state-approved tax courses for tax preparers.

If a lack of certification has held you back, you now have the way to quickly get your career off the ground and take control of your financial future.

We will customize a program for you based on your career goals, experience level, and budget.

Our Guarantee


We’re so confident in our programs and their ability to provide the instruction, hands-on application and on-going professional guidance it takes to help you succeed, we guarantee it.

If, after completing the tax preparation course, you feel the course didn’t live up to your expectations, simply return the materials to Universal, for a 100% refund of any monies paid.

BusinessCard-PTPIs Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification and exploring whether Universal Accounting®’s at-home learning model is right for you, fill out the form on this page.

A friendly and knowledgeable UA Advisor would be happy to help you explore your options and uncover the right training solution and business plan to suit you.

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