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Why Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course?

Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course and learn how to prepare taxes like a pro136. With over 10,000 convenient locations, chances are we're right nearby.

  • Convenient and Flexible
    Classes are held at neighborhood H&R Block offices and meet at a variety of times.
  • Skilled Instructors
    Learn from experienced H&R Block Tax Professionals, the best in the business.
  • Unique Approach
    Course includes both classroom instruction and web-based learning and activities.
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    Competitive salary with pay increase opportunities through continuing education.
  • Advanced training
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  • Flexible work schedules
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What You'll Learn

  • Tax theory
  • Current tax laws and filing practices
  • Step-by-step skills to prepare tax returns
  • Client communication skills and techniques

Course Program Includes

  • Interactive, professional discussions
  • One-on-one instructor assistance
  • Hands-on experience with the latest tax software
  • Real-world tax preparation exercises

Course Graduates Receive

  • H&R Block Certification
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Qualifying Education Hours
  • 2.25 hours of recognized credit with the University of Phoenix®138
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Course Topics

  • Introduction & Course Overview
  • Wages, Income and Taxes
  • Filing Requirements
  • Dependent Exemptions and Support
  • Dependent Related Filing Statuses
  • Interest and Dividend Income
  • Capital Assets
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Other Income
  • Adjustments to Income
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Self-employment Income
  • Depreciation
  • Credits
  • Education Credits
  • Retirement Contributions
  • Retirement Distributions
  • Passive Income
  • Penalties and Amended Returns
  • Tax Planning
  • Ethics
  • Practice
  • Reviews & Exams

Total Time: 75 hours137

Frequently Asked Questions

The Income Tax Course (INCOME TAX COURSE) offers everything you need to know to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro136. Convenient locations, and class times, mean you'll learn from the best on a schedule that works for you. Your tax preparation career starts here!

  • Introduction & Course Overview
  • Wages, Income and Taxes
  • Filing Requirements
  • Dependent Exemptions and Support
  • Dependent Related Filing Statuses
  • Interest and Dividend Income
  • Capital Assets
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Other Income
  • Adjustments to Income
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Self-employment Income
  • Depreciation
  • Credits
  • Education Credits
  • Retirement Contributions
  • Retirement Distributions
  • Passive Income
  • Penalties and Amended Returns
  • Tax Planning
  • Ethics
  • Practice
  • Reviews & Exams

The course consists of 75 hours137 of instruction which includes instructor led sessions, web-based training, and practice sessions. Additional time commitments outside of class homework will vary by student. Some examples of additional time spent outside the classroom may include: tutoring to understand more complex tax concepts, participating in study groups and completing generally assigned home work.

The Income Tax Course (ITC) starts with a foundation of tax theory where concepts build upon each other. Students are encouraged to actively participate in classroom discussions to understand concepts and ideas as early as possible. Issues with foundational topics should be addressed prior to moving on to other topics.

Basic computer skills and reliable access to the internet are required.

While the cost of the course may vary based upon location, the course content is consistent around the country. The cost of the course does not in any way determine the content or quality.

In most cases the price of tuition (course fees) includes the book fee. However, in some states the cost of books and materials is separate.

Classes generally meet for 3-hour sessions, 2-3 times per week or on weekends for 3-hour sessions. Class schedules can vary by location.

Yes, bilingual courses are taught in English and the instructor or assistant will be able to answer questions in Spanish as needed. Textbooks will be provided in both English and Spanish and course exams will be offered in a bilingual format.

Classes usually begin early August to mid-September and go through November. Specific dates will be listed with the class you have chosen to attend.

We vary our class times and locations to accommodate our students. The H&R Block Income Tax Course is designed for busy people with jobs, school or family commitments.

Classes are held days, evenings and weekends. If you miss your regular time, you may be able to take a class at another time that week. And, if you are traveling in the U.S., you may be able to take a course at another H&R Block location nationwide to ensure you won't miss anything.

Our general attendance requirements state that participants cannot miss or fail to complete more than 8 hours of any of the instructor-led sessions. All self-study web-based training session must be completed in order to successfully complete the course.

The class attendance requirement may vary based on the specific state where the class is held.

Enrollment is allowed up to and including the first week of class, but is discouraged after that time.

The course covers basic tax preparation and gives you the foundation needed to prepare a tax return. Our Tax Pros take advanced classes that focus on areas of special interest.

No credit for previous education or training is offered. Credits earned at the H&R Block Income Tax Course may not transfer to another educational institution.

No, you're not required to have a college degree. Graduation from high school or an equivalent degree is required in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas.

If a student is under the age of 18, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

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Once you complete the H&R Block Income Tax Course, you may have the opportunity to interview for employment136 at H&R Block. If you're hired as a Tax Pro, you can expect the opportunity to set a flexible schedule, build your client list and advance your career through our Continuing Education program.

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As an H&R Block tax pro, you'll receive a competitive salary with pay increase opportunities through Continuing Education. You'll enjoy a flexible work schedule at one of over 10,000 nearby office locations. Use our tools and resources to attain Enrolled Agent (EA) status.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

To Learn is to Earn for H&R Block Tax Pros.

Continuing Education helps our employees build on their existing tax expertise, accrue Continuing Professional Education credits, and possibly increase salary levels. Upper-level courses are led by our best Tax Professionals and cover a variety of topics.

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You can read through our course FAQs, call 888-412-7880 or contact us online.

Beginning in the summer, classes will start in your area at convenient locations near you. Class times are flexible to fit your current job, school, and family schedules. Please complete the form below and H&R Block will contact you with more details when class schedules become available for your area.

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DISCLAIMER

136Enrollment in, or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Additional qualifications may be required. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply. Additional training may be required in MD and other states. This course is not intended for, nor open to any persons who are either currently employed by or seeking employment with any professional tax preparation company or organization other than H&R Block. During the course, should H&R Block learn of any student's employment or intended employment with a competing professional tax preparation company or service, H&R Block reserves the right to immediately cancel the student's enrollment. In the event of such cancellation, the student will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid. Valid at participating locations only. Void where prohibited. H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer.

H&R Block is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by HRB, please visit www.tn.gov/the and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

H&R Block has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer The H&R Block Income Tax Course, course number 64136, which fulfills the 60-hour "qualifying education" requirement imposed by the State of California to become a tax preparer. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890; toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832; or at www.ctec.org.

137The course consists of 81 hours of instruction in Oregon and 88 hours of instruction in California.

138University of Phoenix® is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. H&R Block does not automatically register hours with UOP. Students will need to contact UOP to request matriculation of credit. Additional fees may apply from the University of Phoenix®.