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At Universal Accounting School, we understand the bottom-line of why you are looking for tax certification training. You are going through this training to make more money, to work your own hours, and to create a better lifestyle for yourself.
That’s why from the very beginning, we give you a personalized coach! We want to hear what your goals are from the beginning. If you want to be certified in just 2 weeks, it’s possible. If you want to land a job, we can help you. If you want to run your own business and start getting clients or get more clients, we can do that together.
Includes all ebooks, worksheets & video instruction featuring experts in the field teaching you the most important tax preparation concepts in detail
As soon as you enroll, you’ll be assigned a skilled instructor who will serve as your personal guide throughout the tax preparation course (and after!) If at any point you have questions about any of the training, they are here for you to ensure your success and that you pass the upcoming tax preparation exam.
After completing the course curriculum, you will prepare to take the Tax Certification Exam. The exam cost is included in your enrollment. Once you pass the exam, you will receive and be able to use the Professional Tax Preparer™ designation, recognized by employers worldwide as the gold standard in small business training.
For students interested in finding a job, this includes job placement assistance – assistance with interview preparation, resume writing, and job searches, etc. For students interested in starting or growing their business, this includes marketing assistance & getting new clients.
As the saying goes, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Though this is often a lighthearted comment, the sentiment rings true. Taxes are not going anywhere, and everyone has to pay them. Because of this, your tax preparer certification is a worthwhile long-term investment. When you spend time taking tax preparation classes, you are not only gaining new skills and an understanding of the tax system, but you are also cementing your place in the job market for decades to come.
Bill came to the world of ledgers and tax returns by an unlikely route. He majored in music, and spent time as a songwriter in Los Angeles, even landing a spot on a production team for a Stevie Wonder spin-off called Writer’s Quarters West. To help make ends meet for his young family, Bill started a small business in 1988, part-time, while still keeping a foot in the music industry. But it quickly consumed all his time and energy, and he discovered that he actually enjoyed running a business, which required learning how to keep the books, which led to an MBA in finance and accounting. Eventually, Bill was hired by Universal Accounting Center in Salt Lake City to teach their unique bookkeeping and online tax preparation courses to students from all over the country. He has been a lead writer and editor for Universal Accounting’s Professional Tax Preparer course. He also worked several seasons as a tax professional for H&R Block. Having worked several seasons as a tax professional for H&R Block, Bill currently runs his own thriving bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation business.
Allen was the President and CEO of Universal Accounting from 1979 to 2014, when he was given the opportunity to expand his interest in helping accountants become better business consultants, and a stronger support for their employers and small business clients. Since that time, he has trained tens of thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers in practice and client management techniques and strategies.
Adam works with Universal Accounting’s PB students regarding questions about the curriculum and real-world accounting situations. Adam is a graduate of Universal Accounting’s PB program himself, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, Adam also uses his skills as a profit and growth expert to run his own accounting practice. He is also QuickBooks Certified and is working towards his Enrolled Agent (EA) designation to be able to help small businesses with accounting and tax.
Module 1 acts as an introduction to Tax Preparation certification online. It will instruct you in the nuts and bolts of preparing the most common types of Tax Returns. Learning this material will not only give you a solid foundation in your understanding of the process of preparing business tax returns, but is also very helpful in aiding you when preparing individual tax returns.
Learn the entire process for determining income and adjustments to income, which will factor into the Adjusted Gross Income. You will cover all the information necessary to prepare Page one of Form 1040. — 10 Videos & Manual
In Module 3, we introduce you to the world of business organizations and their tax concerns. This module is a practical companion to Module 2, as it gives you experience in completing each of the schedules and forms common to business organizations. You will learn tax concepts in accounting, elements of business financial statements, and how to report gain and loss on dispositions of business property. — 8 Videos & Manual
Professional Tax Preparer™ Certification, or PTP Certification, is Universal Accounting School’s unique program that affirms & validates the skills and abilities of an individual to perform tax preparation services for individuals & businesses.