Tax Preparation Program

This comprehensive course teaches the skills you need to prepare tax returns for individuals, families and businesses. Developed by practicing professionals, our program assures you will graduate with real-world knowledge, ready for the National Bookkeepers Association Tax Certification Exam included with the course.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Program Description

Students learn the standard practices used for the preparation and filing of federal tax returns for individuals and small businesses. The program provides the skills necessary to accurately complete common tax forms and schedules in compliance with all applicable tax codes and requirements.

Program graduates are prepared to take the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Uniform Tax Certification exam, leading to the Tax Certification designation.

Program Objectives

After completing the Tax Preparation program, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and describe laws and regulations related to taxation for both individuals and small businesses, and apply these appropriately to the preparation of tax forms.
  2. Calculate gross income and identify those elements of income that are included and excluded when making this calculation; identify common itemized deductions, including medical expenses, taxes, charitable contributions, and others; identify and calculate tax losses; identify and calculate deductible business expenses.
  3. Apply capital gains and losses to property transactions.
  4. Accurately complete a basic Form 1040 Individual Tax Return with typical itemized deductions for a family.

The Ashworth College Tax Preparation program can help you to work towards a great career. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.