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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Tax Practitioner (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

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.

Fall Semester (First Year)

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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Spring Semester (First Year)
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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.

Notes: Spring only.

Prerequisites: ACC 2321


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.