Looking for a second income, or a career change but worried about the time commitment? Well In just six to ten weeks, you can become a tax expert!

Taxes are complicated, especially when it comes to doing your own. The tax code itself is just as confusing. Income tax courses are your answer to decoding the unknown, allowing you to get your foot in the door of a growing industry and obtain knowledge to help you succeed in the world of taxes.

Read about tax course options below, and be sure to check out the other benefits tax courses other benefits tax courses can offer in our earlier blog post.


Tax Course Options

Traditional Tax Preparer Course

Traditional tax courses cover topics such as exemptions and dependents, depreciation, and business taxes. With courses ranging from basic to advanced, you will be provided with the tools to understand the basics of tax preparation. You can find a tax preparer course, in a professional classroom setting, at a Liberty Tax® near you 

Online Tax Preparer Course

We know you’re busy, so attending a scheduled course can be tough. Luckily online tax courses can be a good option if you want to attend courses on your own time. Evening courses with flexible hours allow you to retain the same information as traditional courses but at a pace that is right for you.

Many states offer tax courses free of charge, with a small fee for books and supplies. Online registration for tax courses is still open. Enroll in a tax course today – courses are filling up fast!


Arkansas – Licensed By the SBPCE State Board.

Maryland – Additional instruction and requirements are necessary to prepare an individual for employment as a Registered Tax Return Preparer. 

California – 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 www.ctec.org

Oregon – 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.

Tennessee – Students will be offered employment per satisfactory completion.