About the Course                      


The Jackson Hewitt Basic Tax Course is 60 hours in length. Our traditional in-class course is conducted morningsTuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am to 12:30pm as two 3 hour sessions each week. The class runs from September 24th to November 14, 2019.

This class meets the  certification requirements of the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). This certification is a requirement for tax professionals working in California, who are not already enrolled agents, CPA's, or attorneys.

Enjoy the benefits of face to face interaction with the instructor as well as other students.  This course is also designed to run side by side with our on-line course.

How much does it cost?

Full cost for the course is $149  Price includes books and materials . You will also receive full access to our on-line course. To start is $59 down payments and then 3 payments of $30 over the course of the class. 

Open Houses Scheduled

Come in and visit us at any time during the hours shown!

Review the materials, meet our instructors; find out more about tax school!

We’d love to meet you! Hours for the Open House are:

Monday, August 19th and 26th 10am to 4pm

Friday, August 23rd and 30th 1pm to 7pm

Saturday, September 7th 10am-2pm

3530 Auburn Bl. #1, Sacramento, CA SE Corner of Auburn and Watt

Class Locations and Schedules

The English classes are held at the Jackson Hewitt office located at 6745 Watt Ave. in North Highlands. (southwest corner of Watt and Elkhorn.)

            Mornings, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

         Note that the open house is at a different location.

What the course covers

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


Who is Jackson Hewitt?

Jackson Hewitt is the nation’s second largest tax preparation firm with almost 6000 offices coast to coast.  Jackson Hewitt franchisees operate 20 offices in the Sacramento region.  We are approved by

  •   California Tax Education Council
  •    IRS authorized E-file provider
  •   Better Business Bureau member

Graduates Say....

they've learned an income producing skill without taxing their wallets.

“It was an incredible chance to improve myself and learn something valuable...”Mrs. Warner, a retired administrative assistant said, smiling. “I couldn’t resist.”

“At first, I thought, ‘Well now I’ll never have to pay anyone else to do my taxes.’ And that’s true. But last year I earned a very nice part-time income from January to April and I couldn’t be happier. Now I tell people I moonlight as a tax whiz. My grandchildren think it’s cool.”

College students, military spouses,  retirees, even people with other full time jobs say that they’ve improved themselves, as well as their pocketbooks.

“I’m not tied down to any one place,” said Steve Newman, a college junior.“I can take this skill and earn extra cash. And my hours are my own.”

Although some graduates have a background in accounting or bookkeeping, most do not. “What’s more important is their desire to learn and a willingness to work with people,” says Robert Hogg a Jackson Hewitt franchisee with several tax offices. “Once students learn our state of the art computerized tax software, they’ll have no problem preparing tax returns. I actually prefer to hire my tax school graduates over others, as we have gotten to know one another during the course.”

Our Basic Tax Course is the first step toward a rewarding and challenging career in tax preparation. The California Tax Education Council (CTEC) approves the course, and graduates can apply for their Certificate of Compliance. They can then prepare and sign a tax return as a professional in California.

Some questions and answers

What opportunities does tax preparation offer?
New tax laws for 2018 have 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?
The main source of Jackson Hewitt's new tax preparers are graduates of 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

Do I need a computer? Yes! For the in-class course, you will receive assignments and assessments by email, and you will also have to log on to the internet for reference materials and publications.

Will I have homework in this course?
Yes, on average, students should expect to do about 1 hour of homework for each hour of class work.

How will I learn the tax laws for 2018 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.