How to Become a Tax Preparer and Earn Big Part-Time
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How to Become a Tax Preparer and Earn Big Part-Time

Includes Marketing, Online and Offline, How to Grow Your Business
3.7 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
550 students enrolled
Created by Sandy Ingram
Last updated 2/2016
Current price: $13 Original price: $25 Discount: 48% off
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  • 19 mins on-demand video
  • 4 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • launch a one-person tax-service.
  • students will learn how to find more tax clients than they can handle using both online and offline marketing techniques
  • students will go through each step necessary to satisfy the IRS's mandatory requirements (PTIN) and learn which requirements are voluntary.
  • students will learn which business structure saves on taxes.
  • students will explore the most affordable professional tax software and the most elite tax software for tax professionals in the industry
  • students will learn how to grow their business to a full-time year-round income, usually within one year.
  • students will learn what other tax professionals are charging throughout the country. Students will also learn how to increase the value of their services.
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  • It helps if students have a strong "like" for numbers
  • Students need an Internet connection and a basic understanding of how the Internet works

Ten Lectures jam-packed with information, tips and knowledge on how to grow a one-person tax business. Students learn everything necessary to launch a successful Tax Service.

  • Where and how to find tax clients
  • Earning potential based on services provided and location
  • The IRS's requirements both mandatory and voluntary
  • What you need to get started (Professional Tax Software/Supplies)
  • What to charge clients and how to increase your value.
  • How to grow your business to a full-time income and replace your day-job within one to three years.
Who is the target audience?
  • People who love numbers and have a healthy respect for the tax system
  • This course is for experienced and beginning tax professionals who want to increase their client base.
  • This is an excellent course for students with a major in finance
  • Retired individuals who want to supplment their retirement income as a tax preparer
  • Individuals who are looking for a part-time, home-based, self-employed career. Students can prepare taxes evenings and weekends.
  • Stay-at-home moms, who are looking for a part-time gig
Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Meet Your Instructor
1 Lecture 02:14
How and Where to Find More Tax Clients Than You Can Handle - Marketing
4 Lectures 05:54

Students will learn which low-cost, off-line marketing techniques, tax professionals have used for decades to secure new tax clients.

Preview 02:23

Students will learn how to set up a Professional Sales Funnel, using free components from the major social media sites. Students will learn how to implement the Sales Funnel to bring in new tax clients and to retain existing tax clients.

Preview 03:31

Examples of Proven Online and Offline Branding
6 pages

How Much Can Tax Professionals Earn and How to Increase Your Annual Income
12 pages
Exploring the IRS Website for Tax Professionals
1 Lecture 04:08

Learn the ends and outs of the IRS website for tax professionals. Students will learn how to sign up and receive updated tax information which can be shared with clients and potential clients using your marketing funnel.

Preview 04:08

True or False

1. A Tax Attorney usually can only do business in the state in which he is licensed. An Enrolled Agent is privileged to work anywhere in the world. True or False?

2. The IRS sends out new and updated tax information to a subscriber list each week. This information can be shared with your clients and potential clients using your social media accounts. True or False?

3. Circular 230 is Regulations Governing Practices Before the Internal Revenue Service.; Section 10.27 deals with the return of client's records. And you have read this section and the entire Circular 230. True or False?

4. Annual Filing Season Program participants will have limited representation rights, meaning they can represent clients whose returns they prepared and signed, but only before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service. True or False?

5. The Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion is mandatory. True or False?

6. To receive credit for voluntary education for the Record of Completion, you must receive training from an Authorized IRS Provider. True or False?

7. The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums offer three full days of seminars with the latest word from IRS leadership and experts in the fields of tax law, compliance and ethics. Attendees can: Select from multiple live seminars, earn CE credits, explore latest tax professional products and services and visit the Case Resolution Room. True or False?

8. There are less than 55,000 Enrolled Agents in the world. This is an extremely elite group of tax professionals who can earn substantially more than Annual Filing Season Program Participants or Un-Enrolled Tax Preparers True or False?

9. You MUST always enter your PTIN on tax returns you prepare for clients. True or False?

10. The Internal Revenue Service sends letters annually to federal tax return preparers to discuss any returns which were done incorectly, sort of like a quality control, True or False

Navagating the IRS Website
5 questions
For New Tax Preparers-Satisfing the IRS Requirements, How to Videos in the Resou
1 Lecture 01:12

This Lecture takes the student through each step necessary to satisfy the IRS's requirements. Easy, yet necessary.steps

Satisfying Mandatory and Voluntary IRS Requirements - How to Videos in Resources

IRS Qualifications and Increasing Your Annual Income
3 questions
Professional Tax Software Options
1 Lecture 01:00
Let's explore 4 major professional tax software programs
Tax Supplies Materials and Services
1 Lecture 00:00
Tax Supplies, Materials & Services
7 pages
Business Structure
1 Lecture 03:19
Business Tax Structure
Tips on Keeping You Safe and Professional
1 Lecture 02:36

There are certain rules you can follow to help you stay safe and stay legal. This video discusses some of the more important tips.

Staying Safe and Staying Legal
About the Instructor
Sandy Ingram
4.0 Average rating
27 Reviews
3,153 Students
3 Courses
Tax Accountant

C. Ingraham, RTRP is the founder of Taxes Will Travel, a mobile tax service established in 1999 in the San Francisco Bay Area. During these years Sandy taught basic tax courses for Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Taxes, retail tax franchises in the bay area. She is actively registered with the IRS since 2000 and satisfied the new RTRP qualifications in 2012/13. She is now retired and resides in a small fishing village south of the border.

The author of several tax books both tax savings, benefits and tax loopholes, she has published in both digital and print format.

When not writing tax books, she can be found writing children's books for preschool and kindergarten, a career she enjoyed before becoming a tax accountant.

in 2005, she became a certified Internet Marketing Specialist. This career move was short lived due to increased work load of tax clients.and Invoice Lines of Credit funding opportunities. She worked with government contractors and vendors to obtain accounts receivable funding to eliminate cash flow issues when fulfilling government contracts.

After retiring C. Ingraham wrote the book How to Become a Tax Preparer and Earn Big Part-Time. The book was published in electronic format and has experienced a consistent sales history. When she was introduced to Udemy, she felt the book could serve as a foundation for an online video course.

There were challenges in getting the Udemy course approved. The biggest challenge being that of a recording studio. She wanted the course to be about the subjects tax professionals rarely hear about. The securing of new tax clients and the basic procedural methods of launching a one-person tax service for the purpose of generating profit