Income Tax Courses

Tax School Overview

Nothing is as certain as an ever-changing and confusing income tax code. Liberty Tax Service ® offers help. Liberty Tax Service’s Basic Income Tax courses educate the public about the latest tax changes, and every facet of individual income tax preparation. No prior tax experience is necessary to enroll and take the course. Enroll and you'll be on the way to freedom from the complexity of income tax regulations and the pursuit of a new career!

The curriculum is designed to cover the fundamentals of basic income tax preparation. With Liberty’s Basic Income Tax Course, instructors cover all schedules, credits and forms that can be filed with an individual tax return. Students apply their tax knowledge to prepare taxes both on paper and using the computer. The only cost may be a minimal charge for books.

Please choose from the traditional classroom setting or, for your convenience, we have online courses as well.




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Basic Income Tax Course (10 Weeks)

Liberty’s Basic Income Tax Course begins the week after Labor Day. These courses can be offered in 10-week, 8-week and 6-week timeframes. We have flexible morning and evening courses. View the basic income tax course topic details.


Online Tax Schools 

Still can’t find the time to attend Liberty’s Tax School at one of our offices? You are in luck! We now offer our Basic Income Tax Course as well as others online. These courses are also available for replay if you cannot attend the live event.  View the different online tax courses offered by Liberty Tax Service.


Rapid Course 

Most offices will run Rapid Course during weekdays the 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd week of January for those interested in an accelerated courses that will teach the very basics of tax preparation.  


Registration, Availability and Fees 

You can contact your local Liberty Tax Service office to register. Call 1-800-658-1042, to locate your closest Liberty Tax Service office. Or, you can register for tax school online. 


Liberty Tax Schools are tuition FREE. There may be a small fee for books, which may vary per market. Find your local officefor more information or call 1-800-658-1042. Availability is based on classroom capacities per office. 

Liberty Tax Service has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer Liberty Tax School (CTEC Course #2097-QE-0001), which fulfills the 60-hour "qualifying education" requirement imposed by the State of California to become a tax preparer. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2883, or on the Internet at

Licensed by Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OAR) 715-045-0033(6). Students must pass the Tax Preparer examination given by Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners before preparing tax returns for others.

In Maryland, additional instruction and requirements are necessary to prepare an individual for employment as a Registered Tax Return Preparer.

In Arkansas, Liberty Tax is licensed By the SBPCE State Board.

In Tennessee, students will be offered employment per satisfactory completion.

Liberty does not make any promise, warrant or covenant as to the transferability of any credits earned at Liberty Tax Service. Credits earned at Liberty Tax Service, may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Liberty Tax Service. You should obtain confirmation that Liberty Tax Service will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Liberty Tax Service, to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Liberty Tax Service prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Liberty Tax Service to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer, and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Liberty Tax Service if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Liberty Tax Service, and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Liberty Tax Service, before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.


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