Which Online Schools Offer Tax Training Programs?

Tax training programs cover many areas and specializations, from the education needed to provide basic tax preparation services to formal training that is required to complete more complex business and individual returns. There are several colleges and universities offering online tax training in the form of certificate and degree programs, some of which are discussed here. Schools offering Accounting - Taxation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Summary of Online Tax Training Programs

Degrees in tax preparation are offered at the associate's, bachelor's, and graduate levels. Students can be enrolled as accountant majors or specialize in taxation and financial planning at the graduate level. Certifications are available to both students and professionals who are already working in the tax and accounting fields. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, Golden Gate University and the University of Georgia are among the institutions offering online programs.

Important Facts About Tax Training

Certifications Accreditation Council of Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT); National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB)
Chartered Tax Professional (CTA), Chartered Tax Consultant (CTC), Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
Continued Education Report Continued Professional Education (CPE) credits every three years
ACAT credential fees are due each year by June 30th; NACPB renewals due yearly by December 31st
CTAs, CTCs, and CTPs complete 15 CE credits per year via The Income Tax School
Degree Fields of Study Accounting, business administration, economics, finance
Specializations Bookkeeping, auditing, tax analysis, tax compliance
Possible Careers Tax examiner, tax collector, accountant (CPA), tax preparer, revenue agent

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business

The Minnesota School of Business has accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Students have a choice of earning associate and bachelor's degrees in a variety of programs. Students enrolled in the associates in accounting degree can expect to learn subject matter that will prepare them for entry-level accounting positions as well as prepare them for the bachelor's degree in accounting. Coursework in the bachelor's program will prepare the student for tax preparation certifications. The following are some of the certification exam preparations offered through the school:

  • Certified Public Accountant - (CPA)
  • Accredited Tax Preparer - (ATP)
  • Enrolled Agent (EA) Certification
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)

Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University offers an extensive tax training program and has a national reputation for the size and quality of its graduate tax programs. Most of its students are working adults in tax and accounting careers. The School of Taxation offers online programs including the Master of Science in Taxation and the Master of Science in Financial Planning and Taxation as well as taxation graduate certificates. These programs strongly emphasize real-world education and practical application of the topics the students learn. The following graduate certificate programs are offered by the school:

  • Estate planning
  • Taxation
  • International taxation
  • State and local taxation
  • Advanced studies in taxation

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia's Center for Continuing Education offers students the opportunity to pursue a Chartered Tax Professional Online Certificate. Students will learn how to prepare tax returns for both individuals and small businesses. The program is designed to prepare students for work as tax preparers while they are still completing their studies. Beginning and advanced course topics in tax training for individual income tax preparation include:

  • Employee business expenses
  • Exemptions and dependents
  • W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Earned income credit
  • Tax credits and special credits
  • Tax issues for high-income taxpayers

Other Schools Offering Tax Training Programs Online

The following institutions also offer online courses and certificate and degree programs addressing income tax preparation, laws and issues:

  • Miami Dade College School of Continuing Education and Professional Development - Online courses and Chartered Tax Professional Certificate
  • Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business - Online Master of Science in Taxation
  • Patrick Henry Community College - Online tax preparation courses
  • New York University School of Law - Various online taxation courses offered through its Graduate Tax Program

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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