The Income Tax Course (INCOME TAX COURSE) offers everything you need to know to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro160. 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
- Education Credits
- Retirement Contributions
- Retirement Distributions
- Passive Income
- Penalties and Amended Returns
- Tax Planning
- Reviews & Exams
The course consists of 75 hours161 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.