Why Become a Certified Tax Preparer?

Penn Foster’s online tax preparation training can help you gain specialized skills with a focus on the essentials of preparing federal tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Taxes are filed by all working adults and all businesses, large and small, so professional tax preparers are a valuable commodity, and professional tax preparers earn an average salary of $49,550 a year.¹

Why Become a Certified Tax Preparer?

Penn Foster’s online tax preparation training can help you gain specialized skills with a focus on the essentials of preparing federal tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Taxes are filed by all working adults and all businesses, large and small, so professional tax preparers are a valuable commodity, and professional tax preparers earn an average salary of $49,550 a year.²
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Tax Preparer.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Tax Preparation students in the Penn Foster Community.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

clock icon.
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
clipboard and pencil icon.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Tax Preparer.
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Tax Preparation students in the Penn Foster Community.
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Professional Tax Preparation Certification

Our online tax preparation training includes the cost of the National Bookkeepers Association Tax Certification Exam, practice test, and your official certificate when you pass the exam.³ Certification is a great way to validate your skills and enhance your resume to help you stand out to hiring managers on your path to a promotion or new career.

Tax Preparation Course Details

Our Tax Preparation courses cover topics such as taxation laws and regulations, types of tax forms, how to determine taxable and non-taxable income, and more to help you succeed.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

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Tax Preparation Tuition

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can start to prepare for a great job as a tax preparer with our online training today.

Where Can I Work as a Tax Preparer?

A certified tax preparer has many options to pursue a rewarding career. Start your own business managing tax filings for your clients, or step toward a career working for accounting firms, franchise tax businesses, law firms, and more.
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Get started today on your path towards managing tax filings for clients with Penn Foster College’s accredited, online program.

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