Program pre-requisites include: BIS 1120. The Tax Practitioner certificate prepares students for work in the tax preparation field. As tax law changes and grows more complex, more people seek professional tax preparation assistance. The Tax Practitioner certificate covers federal, state and local tax law. The Tax Practitioner certificate will prepare students for the Registered Tax Preparer Exam that the Internal Revenue Service instituted with the 2012 tax season.
This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.
Description: An introduction to preparation and use of accounting reports for business entities; focus on uses of accounting for external reporting, emphasizing accounting as a provider of financial information. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or MAT 1120
Description: Introductory course including the basic tax model, personal gross income, personal deductions and credits, property transactions, special tax computations and introduction to corporate taxation.
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Description: An introduction to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, performance evaluation, decision-making and the statement of cash flows, along with financial statement analysis. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
Prerequisites: ACC 1210
Description: This course uses general ledger software and spreadsheets to record, report and analyze accounting information.
Notes: Prerequisite: BIS 1120
Prerequisites: ACC 1100 or ACC 1210 and BIS 1120
Description: Course covers tax research, federal, state and local business income tax returns and preparation of information returns, tax filings for trusts, estates and nonprofit organizations, and the reporting of advanced tax compliance issues for individual and business tax returns.
Prerequisites: ACC 2321
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