Tax Return Preparer Certificate Program

Earn extra money in this lucrative field in the top tax prep hiring region in the country.

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Earn extra money by becoming a registered tax preparer or learn to prepare taxes for personal use. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to complete basic individual NY State and federal forms. This program is designed for students new to tax preparation.


Tax Return Preparer

Explore the role and responsibilities of a professional tax preparer. Learn how to prepare basic individual forms, including tax credits, deductions, and tax consequences. You will become familiar with the 1040 series, NYS IT 201, and wage income forms. Upon completion of this course you should be able to complete individual taxes for yourself or someone else and will earn a LaGuardia certificate of completion. No software required. (Cost of textbook included in course fee.) ND

Location: C448

Weekday: Monday,Wednesday

Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Fee: $715

Course Code: TAXP100S24.T05.01.00

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Location: C414

Weekday: Saturday

Time: 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Fee: $715

Course Code: TAXP100S24.T05.02.00

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Tax Collector, Auditors, and can be an additional skill for accounting and bookkeeping.

Tax collectors and examiners can earn a median salary of $51,450. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

According to Labor Insight™ /Burning Glass Technologies, the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area has been the top hiring region for tax return preparers within the last 12 months (based on 2015-2016 data).


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