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The Income Tax School, ranked #1 on for Online Tax Education,has partnered with  Edison State College to provide you with courses to meet all your tax training needs. Whether you are looking to start a career as a tax professional, grow your own tax business, prepare for the IRS Competency Exam, or take required continuing education, we are here for you.The Income Tax School is acknowledged by tax industry and IRS executives as the national standard for tax preparer training. Let us be your partner in success!

START a Career  as a Tax Professional

Important Update:
Effective January 18, 2013, the IRS has been ordered by the U.S. District court to suspend the RTRP requirements. Currently Tax Return Preparers covered by this program are not currently required to complete competency testing and to secure continuing education. The IRS, working along with the Department of Justice, is addressing all options, including an appeal of this ruling. For the latest update on the requirements for RTRP, please visit

PREPARE for the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Competency Exam*See Note at bottom of page*

COMPLY with the Required Continuing Education for RTRP

The Continuing Education (CE) requirement for RTRP candidates began in 2012 and CE hours must be taken from an IRS approved CE provider. The Income Tax School is an IRS approved CE provider. The 15 hours of CE must include 10 hours of federal tax law, 3 hours of federal tax law updates and 2 hours of ethics each calendar year.


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Important Note:

**If you do not currently have the designation of Attorney, Certified Public Accountant or Enrolled Agent, you will be required to pass the IRS RTRP Competency Exam. The Exam covers the 1040 series of tax returns, which includes small business schedules. Beginners should consider taking a fullComprehensive Tax Course. If you already have tax knowledge, you may just needa review or some practice examsto get ready for the IRS Exam.

--If you're already a registeredTax Preparer (you have your PTIN), your next step is to prepare for the IRS RTRP Competency Exam. You have until December 31, 2013 to pass the exam. This is a requirement in order to be able to continue to prepare tax returns.

--If you're not a registered Tax Preparer (youdon'thave your PTIN), you will need to register for your PTIN with the IRS, and then you will need to pass the IRS RTRP Competency Exam.