Saturday, October 20, 2012

National Tax Training School - Federal Income Tax Course

From their website:

"One Complete Tax Course!  National Tax Training School's  Federal Income Tax Course is designed for persons with no previous experience in the tax field or those with some experience who wish to get a more thorough training in all pertinent phases of federal income tax preparation for individuals. Completing this course will train you to prepare tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

Written in an easy, accessible style, this nationally-accredited course guides you through Federal Taxation by way of 20 easy-to-master lesson units, each requiring approximately eight hours of study. A serious student can finish the course and receive his or her certificate in as few as 8 weeks. And you'll be studying in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office. (If you need more time, the School allows you up to one year.)

In addition to providing you with a solid foundational training in taxation, this course includes the essential material you must know to pass the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) exam.  "

Cost -  

*there are payment options for each of these; check the website for current options.  

Yippee!  Finally, I get to be the Bentz Test Laboratory tester!!  I have always done our family taxes (with the help of tax software...) and have long thought - "I wonder if I'm getting every deduction available?"  "How do I know this is correct and complet?" "Couldn't I do this myself?"
Well, I jumped at the chance to take a peek at National Tax Training School's Federal Income Tax Course.  And, I have finally answered my questions - I CAN do this myself! 
Being a homeschool mom and teacher, I am always teaching my children the lessons of learning something for yourself.  What we discover for ourselves, we own!  Well - working on this course modeled that for them.   

I was the one working through the manual - they send you a HUGE binder with the first 20 lessons -  see a Course Outline, each lesson is recommended to take about 8 hours to complete.  After lesson 17 - they send you the next binder of lessons as well as several other resources - a Federal Tax Handbook and Building and Operating a Successful Tax Practice Book.  (I got mine early, in order to review it).
I was also taking tests. Self-check quizzes at the end of each lesson and Examinations.  Included are postage paid envelopes to submit your examinationsfor hand grading. They are returned to you with full answer explanations.
Most of all , my children saw me learning something on my own.  That in an of itself is a good reason to enroll in this course - you get to practice what you preach!
I'm so glad that I already had a basic knowledge of how to prepare taxes, but this course helped me learn so much more.  I can even get a Registered Tax Preparer certificate and use my "learning" to become "earning" for our family budget.  (only problem...I'd have to find the time :-)
I highly recommend tackling the Federal Income Tax Course. National Tax Training School has made it very easy for you to start - and complete.  They are there to answer questions and help you along the way.  They are currently working on the beta version of an Online course which will streamline the process even more. 


See what other members of the TOS Review Crew thought here.
I was sent a complimentary course in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.

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