Online Tax Courses

The online tax courses at Liberty Tax® were created so you don’t have to put your life on hold. Our flexible learning environment allows you to reach your professional goals without interrupting your daily routine. You can work, pick up the kids from school, and spend time with your family, all while enhancing your career with tax preparation skills.

For questions about our online tax course, please email onlinetaxschoolrequests@libtax.com.

Basic Courses

Online Income Tax Course


Open for enrollment September 1, 2021 (courses are taught based on 2020 law). The course must be completed by the IRS filing deadline, typically April 15th

  1. Federal Basic $199.00: Includes over 50 hours of Federal Law, textbooks, and a workbook.
  2. California $249.00: Includes 50 hours of Federal Law, 2 hours of Ethics, and 15 hours of California Law content.
  3. Oregon $249.00: Includes 50 hours of Federal Law and 30 hours of Oregon Law content.

You can register for the Online Basic Tax Course and finish the course at your own pace (September 1- April 15th). The course consists of 20 chapters of text, a workbook, classwork, videos, chapter reviews, and a final. Materials are available through April 15, 2022, which is the deadline to complete the course. There is a $199 book fee for the Federal Online Basic Tax Course in all US states except for California & Oregon, where the fee is $249.

Requirements for passing the course include watching all of the videos, completing each chapter review, and passing the final exam with a score of 70% or above.


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