The Jackson Hewitt Basic On-Line Tax Course is 66 hours in length. It meets the certification requirement of the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) which is necessary for a preparer to sign a tax return as a professional .
The course is designed for you to access all lessons and assignments from your own personal computer. The course is available from September 1, 2014 and must be completed no later than March 31, 2015
Should a student be interested in applying for a tax preparer position with Jackson Hewitt for the upcoming tax season, the course must be completed by December 1, 2014.
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Full cost for the course is $249. This includes tuition, and all textbooks and materials. (A note of caution - beware of other tax preparation companies offering "FREE" tuition, and then charging exorbitant fees in excess of $200 for textbooks.
The course addresses income tax filing for individuals. The course does not address tax returns for entities such as partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, trusts.
Following are some of the topics covered in the course:
Filing Requirements ~ Filing Status ~ Dependents /Exemptions ~ Wages andTips ~ Passive and Non-passive income ~ Alimony ~ Interest, Dividends ~ Gambling and other Misc Income ~ Pensions, IRA's, Retirement ~ State Refunds ~ Scholarships, ~ Social Security ~Earned Income Credit ~Child Tax Credit ~Education Tax Credits ~Capital Gains & Losses ~Sale of Residence ~ Itemized Deductions ~ Rental Income ~ Depreciation ~ Non-refundable and Refundable Credits ~ California State Returns ~ Business Income/ Expenses ~ Self employment ~ Estimated Tax ~ Extensions~Amendments Penalties and Interest ~And much more
Jackson Hewitt is the nation’s second largest tax preparation firm with almost 6000 offices coast to coast. Jackson Hewitt franchisees operate 18 offices in the Sacramento region. We are approved by
- California Tax Education Council
- IRS authorized E-file provider
- Better Business Bureau member
What opportunities does tax preparation offer? New tax laws for 2012 and 2013 have greatly complicated the tax code, and more and more taxpayers are turning to professionals to gain the peace of mind of an accurate and timely tax return.
Does Jackson Hewitt hire its students? Yes! The main source of Jackson Hewitt's new tax preparers is our Basic Income Tax courses. However, there is no obligation on the part of the student to work for Jackson Hewitt, nor does Jackson Hewitt guarantee a position to any student as a condition of enrollment.
Is your course approved by the California Tax Education Council? Yes! Jackson Hewitt is an approved tax course provider. This course meets the CTEC requirements of 45 hours of federal tax instruction and 15 hours of California tax instruction
How will I learn the tax laws for 2014 when the IRS publications aren't even out yet? Classes are taught based on applicable tax codes of the previous year. In late December, a separate class is offered with updates for the current tax year.