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Tax Preparation: Learn Fast! Prepare Taxes with Confidence!

Become a confident tax preparer by learning about income taxes and applications over practical examples and scenarios.
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the filing basics
Learn the various filing status types
Learn who can claim personal exemptions
Learn who can claim dependency exemptions
Learn how to report income from wages, salaries, tips, and interest
Learn how to report business income
Learn how to report capital gains and losses
Learn how to report retirement income
Learn how to report income from Social Security Benefits
Learn how to make adjustments to income
Learn how to calculate adjusted gross income
Learn who can claim standard deduction
Learn who should take itemized deductions
Learn how to claim credit for child and dependent care expenses
Learn how to claim education credits
Learn how to claim American Opportunity Credit
Learn how to claim Lifetime Learning Credit
Learn how to claim Child Tax Credit
Learn how to claim other miscellaneous credits
Learn how to report Other Taxes
Learn how to report Payments
Learn how to claim the Earned Income Credit (EIC)
Learn about the Refund options and the Amount the taxpayer owe
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  • This is a comprehensive course. Therefore, no prior knowledge is needed.
  • The materials referenced in this course can be found in the beginning lecture. Online. For free.
  • Over 2,200 students enrolled in my courses. (Updated as of February 2017)
  • See why and how my videos helped over 110,000 students

If for any reason you are not satisfied, get your money back. No Questions Asked.

This course will prepare you to be confident in preparing your own taxes and the taxes of others. This course will visually and logically explain the Tax Law and its applications through scenarios and examples. Tax Law is a very interesting topic. It is not a topic that can be easily memorized, but, however, it is a topic that requires constant research and reference to appropriate materials. This course will enable you to do exactly that.

You will find videos that explain the rules. These videos are followed by another set of videos with examples and scenarios that will help you understand the application of the Tax Law even better. All the materials that I am talking about in the course are FREE and I tell you where to find them and how to use them.

You can study the course at your own pace. However, I believe that you can finish it very fast since the videos are very descriptive. Get equipped with the proper materials, review the course, and start preparing tax returns!

I suggest that you take action now and enroll today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone should take this course and understand the filing requirements, credit options, and refunds they can claim. This course will enable you to plan your taxes much better in the future.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 02:23:22
Let's Get Ready!
1 Lecture 01:43

Advice on how to successfully complete the course.

Preview 01:43
Introduction to Taxation
2 Lectures 12:33

Introduction to the basics of tax law.

Preview 05:44

Tax law terms, concepts, definitions, and doctrines.

Tax Terms, Concepts, Doctrines, etc.
Filing Basics
2 Lectures 13:49

Who is required to file a return? Who should file a return? This lecture will answer those questions.

Filing Basics - Lecture

Determine who is required to file a tax return through practical application.

Preview 03:57
Filing Status
2 Lectures 13:27

What is your filing status? It is easy to determine - just push play.

Filing Status - Lecture

Determine the filing status in these scenarios.

Filing Status - Scenarios and Examples
3 Lectures 15:57

What are personal exemptions? Who can claim them? Let's answer these questions.

Personal Exemptions - Lecture

What are dependency exemptions? Who qualifies for a dependency exemption? This lecture answers all of these questions.

Dependency Exemptions - Lecture

Apply everything you learned about exemptions through these scenarios.

Exemptions - Scenarios and Examples
9 Lectures 36:07

Which income items should be included? What amount should be included?W here do we find the amounts? Push play.

Income - Wages, Salaries, Interest (Lecture)

Apply everything you learned about the basic income items through these scenarios.

Income - Wages, Salaries, Interest (Scenarios and Examples)

What happens to business income when it comes to taxation?

Business Income - Lecture

Apply everything you learned about business income through these scenarios.

Business Income - Scenarios and Examples

Learn the tax treatment of capital gains and losses.

Income - Capital Gains and Losses (Lecture)

Apply everything you learned about capital gains and losses through these scenarios.

Income - Capital Gains and Losses (Scenarios and Examples)

Is my retirement income taxable? Learn how to treat retirement income for tax purposes.

Retirement Income - Lecture

Are my social security benefits taxable? They might be. Push play and see.

Social Security Benefits - Lecture

Apply everything you learned about social security benefits through these scenarios.

Social Security Benefits - Scenarios and Examples
Adjustments to Income - Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
2 Lectures 08:16

This lecture will explain the adjustments to income and how to apply them.

Adjusted Gross Income - Lecture

Apply everything you learned about adjusted gross income through these scenarios.

Adjusted Gross Income - Scenarios and Examples
3 Lectures 12:06

Learn more about the standard deduction and additional standard deduction. 

Standard Deduction - Lecture

Apply everything you learned about standard deduction through these scenarios.

Standard Deduction - Scenarios and Examples

Should I itemize? How do I use the itemized deductions? This is the lecture where you will learn everything about itemized deductions.

Itemized Deductions - Lecture
4 Lectures 11:11

Do I qualify for the credit for child and dependent care expenses? Learn in this lecture.

Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses

This lecture explains the criteria for the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. See if you qualify.

Education Credits

Learn if you qualify for the child tax credit.

Child Tax Credit

Learn about the retirement savings contributions credit.

Miscellaneous Credits
Other Taxes
1 Lecture 03:27

Learn what the items in the section "Other taxes" mean and why they are important.

Other Taxes
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
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An Accounting Professor, Investor and Entrepreneur who teaches at multiple colleges in the US, including University of Washington. Stefan has also established multiple companies and invested in multiple start-up companies. Additionally, he is the author of the book "What College Didn't Teach You!". His area of expertise is concentrated in Accounting Forensics, which focuses on financial fraud, creative accounting, and anti-money laundering.

In every course Stefan makes, you will find the difference in teaching. He has his own way of creating interesting videos (less than 5 minutes, of course!) in which you will find everything you need to know about a specific topic. The DIFFERENCE is that his videos are fun to watch and will give you the desired "Aha!" moment. You will never forget the information, since each one is very descriptive. Visit the twitter profile for interesting updates.

Stefan's classes are very dynamic and make you eager to learn!

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