Chartered Tax Advisor

The Income Tax School
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Self-paced Online
9 months
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Course description

Chartered Tax Advisor Certificate Program: 9-Month E-Learning CourseChartered Tax Advisor Certificate Program: 9-Month E-Learning Course

This Chartered Tax Consultant (CTA) Certificate Program is comprised of two separate tax programs, including the Comprehensive Tax Course and the Advanced I Tax Course. Each of these courses aim to prepare students for the individual Form 1040 tax returns and more complex situations.

This course is offered in an online learning format. Therefore, all course materials are available to study at anytime and any place, as long as the student has a stable internet connection. Students of this Chartered Tax Consultant (CTA) Certificate Program will receive automatic grading and instructional feedback, a forum for discussion with other students, a career center for career advice, and support from instructors from veteran tax preparers.

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Who should attend?

In order to pass this CTA Certificate Program, students are required to maintain a grade average of at least 80% (the grade average of adult students in this program is 90%). Furthermore, an annual requirement of 15 CE hours (9 hours of federal tax law, 3 hours of ethics, and 3 hours of federal tax law updates) is necessary. Finally, students are required to hold 100 hours of experience before completing this program.

Training content

The content for this Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Certificate Program is divided into two separate courses. The material covered is as follows:

Comprehensive Tax Course

  • Electronic Filing
  • W-2 & 1099 Forms
  • Form 1040 (1040 EZ/A)
  • Interview Techniques
  • Filing Requirements
  • Filing Status
  • Exemptions & Dependents
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Due Diligence
  • Child Care & Tax Credits
  • Interest & Dividends
  • Other Income
  • Adjustments to Income
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Employee Business Expenses
  • Sale of Real Estate
  • Depreciation
  • Self-Employment
  • Rental Property
  • Capital Gains & Losses
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Education Expenses & Plans
  • IRAs & Retirements Plans
  • Ethics
  • Kiddie Tax
  • Tax Saving Ideas
  • Farm Income

Advanced I Tax Course

  • Earned Income Credit
  • Clergy
  • Investments
  • At Risk Rules
  • Passive Activities
  • Injured/Innocent Spouse
  • Tax/Special Credits
  • COGS/Business Start-Up
  • Depreciation
  • Amortization
  • Section 179
  • Employee Business Expense
  • Office in Home
  • Auto Expenses
  • Self-Employment Tax
  • Statutory Employees
  • Capital Gains/Losses
  • Basis of Property
  • Sale of Stock
  • Installment Sales
  • Rental Properties
  • K-1s/1099s
  • Sale of Business Property
  • Estimated Taxes
  • Extensions


Course Fees

The cost of this Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Certificate Program starts at $837.00.

Payment Plan

The Income Tax School offers all students a payment plan to finance their studies. For this training course, students can make a down payment of $293 with 2 additional payments of $292.

Certification / Credits

Course Credits

Upon successful completion of this Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Certificate Program, students will receive the following CE credit eligibility:

Comprehensive Tax Course      60 CE hours
Advanced I Tax Course      30 CE hours
Total:      90 CE hours


Successful course participants will receive a printed Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Certificate through the mail that is suitable for framing.

About The Income Tax School

The Income Tax School: Tax Education - Learn to Earn

The Income Tax School: Tax Education - Learn to Earn

The Income Tax School (ITS) is a former division of a tax company and has always been focused on offering the best quality tax training to their students. The Income Tax School aims to aid their students with real-life examples...

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The Income Tax School

The Income Tax School, Inc.
10120 W. Broad St, Suite A.
23060 Glen Allen

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I am really enjoying these courses. It is hard, but the curriculum does a great job both in the way it is written and the order that concepts are presented. Mark - MD
The CTA program at The Income Tax School was one of the most rewarding experiences. This program takes you on a tax journey you will never forget. I have gained knowledge in all facets of tax and have never felt more confident that I do now to pursue my career in taxation. This program prepares you for every detail you could encounter in the fie...
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