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Many professionals find themselves relying on tax software programs to do the "thinking". However, clients expect to work with tax professionals who can think critically, problem-solve and provide knowledge and experience. Tax and accounting firm managers can turn to Pacific Northwest Tax School for comprehensive training programs that enhance critical thinking, develop problem-solving skills and expand understanding of tax laws needed to deliver competent tax preparation services.

The income tax preparation industry is competitive. Whether tax preparation is a large or small portion of your firm’s business, attracting and keeping good long-term clients is the key to ensuring your tax business is successful. Clients pay for knowledge about tax laws and how to maximize tax savings. They want peace-of-mind accuracy and the belief that their tax professional provides services that are a worthwhile investment.

Basic Tax Course

We offer extended study programs for beginners and seasoned tax professionals. Our Basic Tax Course is a vocational study program that provides an in-depth introduction to individual tax law. While intended for students with minimal experience in tax law, this course is frequently attended by CPAs, college graduates and interns who want to develop their tax preparation knowledge and skills. The course curriculum is used by students who are preparing for the IRS Enrolled Agent Exam, or the Registered Tax Preparer Competency Exam. View our Basic Tax Course Catalog here.

1040 Tax Pro Exam Prep Series

Our 1040 Tax Pro Exam Prep Series is intended for seasoned tax professionals. It offers fast-paced, comprehensive study of individual tax law and allows students the opportunity to see how tax laws apply to preparation of sample tax returns. It is a favorite of tax professionals who are preparing for advanced examinations in individual tax law. Learn about our 1040 Tax Pro Exam Prep Series here.

Continued Professional Education Courses

Our CPE courses provide focused study on one or more key areas of tax law. Courses generally run 4 to 7 hours in length and include:

  • Customized student manuals
  • Working illustrations
  • Homework and classwork assignments which involve preparation of comprehensive tax returns.
  • Detailed answer keys
  • And quizzes to test comprehension of the topics covered.

View our CPE Course Catalog here

Group Discounts

We offer group enrollment discounts.  Contact our support staff for savings available for continuing education courses and packages.
Call 503-646-5600 or contact us by email at [email protected]

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.


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:



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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