Important: This course provides 8-Hrs of continuing education credits in the IRS Federal Tax Law category. If you wish to obtain the Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion, do not take this course. The name of this course can be easily mixed up with another course offered on this website, please notice the differences in the names to be sure you are enrolled in the correct course:
- “2019 Annual Tax Season Update“ – Provides 8 CE credits in the Federal Tax Law category (Designed for EA’s)
- “2019 Annual Federal Tax Refresher“ – Provides 6 CE credits in the AFTR category (Not for EA’s)
Each year, income tax return preparation must take into account inflation-related changes to various limits and new tax laws. This course will look at those changes and new laws. The 2019 Annual Tax Season Update course is designed to provide valuable information to persons preparing individual 1040 income tax returns reflecting clients’ 2018 income. The course a) examines the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and changes in various limits that reflect inflation, b) provides a general tax review, and c) discusses important rules governing tax return preparer ethics, practices and procedures. This course is a basic tax level course with no prerequisites, and qualifies for 8 CE credits in IRS Federal Tax Law.
- Identify the principal individual income tax changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017;
- Apply the inflation-adjusted and other limits to the proper preparation of taxpayers’ income tax returns;
- Calculate nonexempt taxpayers’ tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act for failure to maintain healthcare coverage;
- Recognize the federal income tax filing statuses and the criteria for their use;
- Identify the types of income that must be recognized;
- Apply the tax rules to the various credits and adjustments to income that are available to taxpayers;
- Recognize the penalties that may be imposed on a preparer for failing to meet ethical and practice standards in preparing tax returns; and
- Identify the duties and restrictions imposed on tax preparers under Circular 230.
- Study each Chapter
- Answer review questions at the end of each chapter
- Pass the Final Exam with a score of 70 percent or better
Final Exam and Certification
The final exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions on the information covered in the course materials. To receive credit for this course, you must click on the Exam below to initiate the exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better will receive course credit and a Certificate of Completion.
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