Chartered Tax Certificate FAQs

What are the prerequisites for the certificate program?

A high school diploma or equivalent is a prerequisite; accounting & math skill is not required, just the aptitude to work with numbers and people and to read and interpret the tax laws.Back To Top

What credentials does The Income Tax School have?

The Income Tax School is approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for Continuing Education for EAs, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPAs, California Tax Education Council (CTEC), Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP), State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), and college credit is available through the University of Phoenix. Learn moreBack To Top

Who is this certificate program suitable for?

These certificate programs are suitable for all adults who seek a fast track to a professional white-collar career. Tax preparation is especially appealing to those who would enjoy helping other people by making the intimidating task of tax preparation a pleasant experience while saving their clients© money by minimizing their tax liabilities. Back To Top

What are the system requirements for the certificate program?

In order to take our online courses, you must have access to the Internet (high speed internet access is recommended). You can access the course contents from any web-enabled device. You do not have to use the same computer to log-in to the course every time. Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF versions for print of the online reading material.Back To Top

What materials are included with the certificate program?

Each of the courses is accompanied by a student text (350-500 pages). The entire text is provided online; however, hard copies of student texts are also provided at the start of each course for convenience and future reference. Students are also provided with hard copies of tax forms to complete tax return problems.Back To Top

How much time do I have to complete the certificate program?

The term for the Chartered Tax Professional Program is 18 months. The term for the Chartered Tax Consultant Program is 12 months. The term for the Chartered Tax Advisor Program is 9 months.Back To Top

Will I be taking the courses all at once or consecutively?

In order to provide you with the most up to date materials at the time you start your courses, you will be enrolled in one course at a time and complete them in consecutive order. Even though you have a total term for the program, we recommend to complete each course within the time frame that each course is termed. The terms of each course are listed below. Back To Top

Already Have Some Tax Knowledge?

If you already have some tax knowledge under your belt from another source, you may test out of the Comprehensive Tax Course only, register for one of the programs and move on to the next course. The cost to test out of the Comprehensive Tax Course is $100. Please contact us by calling us at 1.800.984.1040 or by emailing us.If you©ve already taken the Comprehensive Tax Course with The Income Tax School, upgrade your course to a certificate program. Back To Top