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.