Tax pros wanted.

Love numbers and helping people? Take our tax preparation course and you could become a first-year tax pro. If you've prepared taxes before, our Tax Knowledge Assessment could lead to a career at Block.

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About our tax preparation course:

Virtual learning

Take online courses from home. (In-person locations available.)

 

Classes on your own schedule

Self-paced classes run from August through December.

 

Skilled instructors

Our leaders handpick the best Block tax pros to teach the course.

 

Our tax course could lead to ...

A flexible schedule. Extra income. A meaningful career. After successfully completing all hours of instruction, you’ll be ready to professionally prepare tax returns.

Already have tax experience?

Put your knack for numbers to the test with our Tax Knowledge Assessment. Depending on your score, you could test out of our income tax course and be on track for a tax pro career with us.

Tax course includes:

  • 73 hours of online and in-person training and education

  • Interactive, professional discussions

  • One-on-one instructor assistance

  • Hands-on experience with the latest tax software

  • Real-world tax preparation exercise

  • e-book materials in English

Graduates receive:

  • H&R Block Certification

  • Qualifying Education hours

  • 3.5 hours of recognized credit with the University of Phoenix® 

  • 3 hours of recognized credit with Western Governors University 

H&R Block tax course topics:

After completion of the course, you'll be able to understand federal and state tax laws, conduct a thorough taxpayer interview, offer tax advice, and comply with ethical and due diligence obligations for paid tax preparers.

    • Filing requirements
    • Retirement contributions & distributions 
    • Credits (including EITC & ACTC)
    • Depreciation
    • Qualifying dependents and support 
    • Penalties and amended returns
    • Wages and income (including self-employed, interest and dividend, and passive income)
    • Tax planning 

Continuing education courses available.

Get credit through our NASBA and IRS-certified on-demand tax training courses.

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With the H&R Block Income Tax Course, you can learn how to prepare taxes like a pro . Classes are offered in-person or in our Virtual Classroom that can be accessed from your home. Your tax preparation career starts here.

  • Qualifying dependents and support
  • Retirement distributions
  • Tax planning
  • Dependent-related filing statuses
  • Itemized deductions
  • Farms
  • Interest and Dividend income
  • Self-employment income
  • Software simulation
  • EITC and ACTC
  • Capital assets
  • State fundamentals
  • Other income and adjustments

The course consists of 71-73 hours* of instruction which includes instructor-led sessions, online 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 homework.

 

*Course consists of 84-86 hours in Oregon and 87-89 hours in California due to state requirements.

 

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 before moving on to other topics.

 

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

The Income Tax Course is offered with no charge for tuition or course fees. Students are required to purchase course materials in all states except for New York and Tennessee, where the purchase of some materials is optional. Course materials are offered for $149 in most states and $99 in Minnesota. The printed course materials fee may be non-refundable, depending on your state requirements. See the refund policy below for more details. Note, sales tax, if applicable, will be applied after the $ 149-course material fee.

Students are required to purchase course materials in all states except for New York and Tennessee, where the purchase of some materials is optional. Course materials are offered for $149 in most states and $99 in Minnesota. The printed course materials fee may be non-refundable, depending on your state requirements. See the refund policy below for more details. Note, sales tax, if applicable, will be applied after the $ 149-course material fee.

Classes generally meet for 3-hour sessions, two times per week, or on weekends for multiple 3-hour sessions. Class schedules can vary by location and delivery method.

Classes typically begin in late August through September and run through the end of 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. Additionally, we offer classes that can be taken online through our Virtual Classroom. The H&R Block Income Tax Course is designed for busy people with jobs, school, or family commitments.

Classes are held on days, evenings, and weekends. If you miss your regular time for an in-person class, you may be able to take a class at another time or another location that week.  For classes in the Virtual Classroom, please reach out to your instructor for a recorded playback of any missed class time.

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 online training sessions must be completed to complete the course successfully. 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. Once the class has met three times, it is no longer possible to meet the attendance requirements, and registration at that time will not be allowed.

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.

Sorry, no credit is offered for previous education or training.

No, you’re not required to have a college degree. Graduation from high school or an equivalent degree is required in Delaware, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. In Connecticut, all students are required to achieve an acceptable score on the basic Wonderlic Scholastic Test as a basis for admission.

You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment of the H&R Block Income Tax Course.