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The value of quality education cannot be underestimated.  Whether you are an employer looking to train staff or an individual who wants to improve your knowledge of tax law, our extended tax education programs offer unparalled depth and quality at a very low cost.  This page provides information on state and national requirements for tax preparers and the courses we offer to meet these requirements.

Oregon requires all paid tax preparers take an approved 80-Hour Basic Tax Course and pass Board administered examinations.  Click here to learn more about the Oregon 80 Hour Basic Tax Course.

California Pacific Northwest Tax School is no longer providing an approved 60-Hour Basic Tax Course in Federal and California Law. Click here to learn more.

Maryland law requires that applicants for registration pass an examination by December 31, 2014, or, should the Internal Revenue Service again require the RTRP exam, until the deadline for taking the RTRP exam, whichever is earlier. Prepare for Maryland's tax preparer test with the Basic Tax Course featuring 100 hours of CPE in federal tax law.

National Licensing is currently suspended.  The value of staying educated and knowledgeable on tax law cannot be underestimated.  Attracting and keeping good long-term clients is the key to ensuring your success as a professional tax preparer.  Tax clients expect to work with tax professionals who can think critically, problem-solve and prepare accurate tax returns which legally maximize tax savings. Pacific Northwest Tax School's Basic Tax Course and 1040 Exam Prep Series will help you develop the knowledge you need to deliver the service and expertise your clients expect.  Click here to learn more about National Licensing.

Advanced Courses

1040 Tax Pro Exam Prep Series

 IRS 1040 Tax Pro Exam Prep Series

This series provides in-depth coverage of individual tax law for individuals who are preparing for the IRS' Enrolled Agent (SEE) or RTRP Competency exams. It contains more than 80 hours of CPE credit. Recommended completion time is 4-6 weeks. Students have 1 year to complete all courses in the series.   Learn more about this series here!

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LTC Prep Series

This course is a favorite for preparers who are preparing for Oregon's rigourous LTC exam.  The program contains more than 90 hours of CPE.  Recommended completion time for the program is 6-8 weeks.  Students have 1 year to complete courses included with the series. Learn more about the course here!

Basic Courses

Basic Tax Course

 Tax Course (Federal Law)

Our Basic Tax Course (Federal Law) is designed to provide students with the education and testing skills needed to pass federal and state examinations. It is suitable for beginner students who want to enter the tax preparation industry for the first time while offering more experienced tax professionals the opportunity to expand and build upon their existing knowledge base.   Learn more about the Basic Tax Course here!

 

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Oregon 80 Hour Basic Tax Course (Federal and Oregon Law)

Our Oregon Basic Tax Course delivers 120 hours of instruction and testing on Federal and Oregon tax law and provides students with the tools and information they will need in order to pass the rigorous Oregon LTP Exam.   Learn more about the course here!

What Makes Our School Great?

Pacific Northwest Tax School's Basic Tax Course is the leading study program for students who wish to meet Oregon, or Maryland State licensing requirements.  Our tax course is suitable for students who want to enter the tax preparation industry for the first time, as well as for more experienced tax professionals wanting to expand and build upon their existing knowledge base.
 
The 1040 Exam Prep Series and LTC Exam Series courses are intended for experienced tax professionals who are studying for the Enrolled Agent Exam or Oregon's LTC Exam.

Our  instructors are licensed tax professionals who  are ready to share their many years of experience in an interesting and enthusiastic learning environment.    

Study at your own pace and attend courses on your own time schedule.  Full access to the courses 24/7.

Customized lesson materials   Our tax course materials are designed specifically for this course, and they are great! Pass rates for our students sitting the Oregon Tax Preparers Exam are consistently among the highest in the State.


Easy-to-read tax course manuals and detailed illustrations   Our goal is to make your learning experience interesting and productive. We incorporate a variety of learning tools to keep you engaged in the learning process. Each session is divided into a number of different learning activities including: 
  • Lecture and working illustrations of the session's topics.
  • Opportunity for you to complete classwork assignments and ask questions.
  • A review of each session's classwork assignment and a detailed answer key.
  • A Homework assignment follows every class giving you the opportunity to apply and reinforce what you learned.
  • Homework assignments are accompanied by a detailed answer key.
  • A practice quiz is given every session to test your knowledge and hone your skills for national and state preparer exams.
  • A detailed review and answer key follows each quiz to help you understand the why's and how's of each quiz question.


Our sessions are fast-paced and never boring, so come prepared to learn!    
Our working problems, illustrations and answers will help you prepare for the real world of tax preparation.

Take our FREE Sample Tax Course to see how our programs work!

IRS Approved

IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider

Notice to Members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents: NAEA requires its members to obtain 30 hours of CPE each year. NAEA further requires the CPE be in compliance with IRS guidelines. As an IRS approved sponsor of CPE, our programs meet CPE standards set forth by NAEA.

NASBA

Approved National Registry of CPE Sponsor

NASBA Sponsor #109290


Pacific Northwest Tax School is registered with the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasbaregistry.org

California

California

Pacific Northwest Tax School's courses fulfill continuing education requirements for California CPAs and IRS EAs.

Notice to California CRTPs: We are not currently offering CTEC-approved courses due to recent changes in CTEC's requirements.
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OR Board of Tax Practitioners

Pacific Northwest Tax School is a licensed vocational school regulated by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Our CPE programs are approved by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners.

TX State Board of Public Accountancy

Texas Sponsor #009794

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE programs.

NY State Board of Public Accountancy

Sponsor License #002479

The New York State Board for Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the New York State Board for Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor.

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