CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education (Bilingual)

QE Credits: 45 Federal Tax Law, 15 California Tax Law

This course meets the 60-hour Qualifying Education requirement (45 hours of Federal Tax Law, which includes the required 2 hours of Ethics and 15 hours of California Tax Law) imposed by the state of California to become a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP). 

In this beginner CA tax preparer course, you will learn…

  • How to prepare a federal individual tax return
  • Filing status
  • Which form to use
  • Credits the taxpayer qualifies for

This course contains 16 Chapters; after each chapter, the student will complete online review questions and a Practice Tax Return (PTR). PTR’s are based on the course content that has been covered so far and will have its own set of review questions. Returns that use the Schedule A are prepared with state income tax withholding on line 5 and the additional state-specific taxes such as CASDI. 

Course Details

  • Title: 2020 CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education
  • Level: Beginner
  • Delivery Method: Self-study
  • CTEC Vendor: #2080
  • CTEC Course: 2080-QE-001

To earn certificate of completion:

  • Pass Quizzes with 70% (or higher)
  • Pass Each Final with 70% (or higher)
  • Complete Course Survey

All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) must…

  • First complete 60-hours (45 hours federal and 15 hours state) of qualifying tax education from a CTEC Approved Provider
  • Obtain a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
  • Purchase a $5,000 tax preparer bond
  • Register with CTEC within 18 months from the completion date on the certificate of completion
  • Registration Fee with CTEC $33

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