Course Description

Looking to become a professional tax preparer?  

This 45 hour IRS-approved online basic income tax course has helped thousands of people get their start in the tax business.

What makes this online our basic income tax course different than all the rest?

  • This course is taught by people who have decades of real-life experience in the tax business.
  • This course is not super-boring like most tax education, in fact we like to have fun with our tax training.
  • This course is completely updated for all the new Tax Reform Laws, including giving you exclusive insights into what you need to do to position yourself for maximum success in this "New Era of Tax."

This 45 hour IRS-approved online basic income tax course you're looking at now will give you the solid foundation you need to succeed as a paid professional tax preparer.  

We have a 14 day money back guarantee on all courses so you can feel free to try it with no risk.  The only exception to our guarantee is if you complete the course and we report your hours to IRS, in that case there are no refunds.  This way you can feel free to buy and try with no risk whatsoever!

If you have questions about whether or not this course is the right fit for your needs, please feel free to contact our customer support team via email or call or text us directly (310) 422 - 1283.

Course details:

  • IRS-Approved Education Provider: Pronto Tax School, Inc.
  • IRS-Approved Education Provider # MPMDK 
  • IRS Course # MPMDK-T-00066-20-S-2021
  • 45 Hours Federal Tax Law
  • Level: Basic to Intermediate

Meet Your Instructor

Andrew Freiburghouse, known as Andy Frye in "Tax World," is a tax consultant and Enrolled Agent (E.A.) licensed to represent taxpayers before all levels of the IRS. Andy started his tax career as a tax preparer at Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc., a third-generation family business with multiple locations based in Southern California. After preparing more than 10,000 tax returns and developing extensive employee training programs within his family business, Andy founded Pronto Tax School, Inc., an online training company that educates and empowers tax professionals and taxpayers nationwide. Pronto Tax School is an IRS-approved education provider that offers credentialing and continuing education certificate programs, as well as career advancement and business development training. Andy is a graduate of Santa Clara University, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and The School of Tax Business Hard Knocks.

Andy Frye, EA

Founder & CEO, Pronto Tax School

Course curriculum

  • 01

    1. Welcome & Instructions

    • Before You Start, PLEASE READ THIS!

    • Welcome & Instructions (PDF Textbook)

    • Getting Started Quiz

  • 02

    2. Tax Preparation Basics

    • Tax Preparation Basics (PDF Textbook)

    • Tax Preparation Basics (Video Training)

    • Tax Preparation Basics (Review Questions)

  • 03

    3. Ethics and compliance

    • Ethics for Tax Professionals (PDF Textbook)

    • Ethics for Tax Professionals (Video Training)

    • Ethics for Tax Professionals (Review Questions)

  • 04

    EXAM - Ethics for Tax Professionals

    • Ethics for Tax Professionals - EXAM

  • 05

    4. Who Must File a Federal Income Tax Return?

    • Filing Requirements (PDF Textbook)

    • Filing Requirements (Video Training)

    • Filing Requirements (Review Questions)

  • 06

    5. Various Taxes

    • Various Taxes (PDF Textbook)

    • Various Taxes (Review Questions)

    • Various Taxes (Review Questions)

  • 07

    6. Various Tax Forms

    • Various Tax Forms (PDF Textbook)

    • Various Tax Forms (Video Training)

    • Various Tax Forms (Review Questions)

  • 08

    7. When are Returns Due

    • When Are Tax Returns Due? (PDF Textbook)

    • When Are Returns Due (Review Questions)

  • 09

    8. Filing Status

    • Filing Status (PDF Textbook)

    • Filing Status (Video Training)

    • Filing Status (Review Questions)

  • 10

    9. Exemptions

    • Exemptions (PDF Textbook)

    • Exemptions (Review Questions)

  • 11

    10. Income

    • Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Income (Review Questions)

  • 12

    11. Interest Income

    • Interest Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Interest Income (Video Training)

    • Interest Income (Review Questions)

  • 13

    12. Dividends

    • Dividends (PDF Textbook)

    • Dividends (Review Questions)

  • 14

    13. Retirement Income Issues

    • Retirement Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Retirement Income (Video Training)

    • Retirement Income (Review Questions)

  • 15

    14. Early Withdrawal Pension or IRA

    • Early Withdrawal Pension or IRA (PDF Textbook)

    • Early Withdrawal Pension or IRA (Review Questions)

  • 16

    15. Rental Income & Expenses

    • Schedule E, Rental Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Schedule E, Rental Income (Video Training)

    • Rental Income (Review Questions)

  • 17

    16. Farm Income

    • Farm Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Farm Income (Review Questions)

  • 18

    17. Hobby Rules

    • Hobby Rules (PDF Textbook)

    • Hobby Rules (Review Questions)

  • 19

    18. Passive Activity Rules

    • Passive Activity Rules (PDF Textbook)

    • Passive Activity Rules (Review Questions)

  • 20

    19. Miscellaneous Income Sources

    • Miscellaneous Income Sources (PDF Textbook)

    • Miscellaneous Income Sources (Review Questions)

  • 21

    20. Exclusions

    • Exclusions (PDF Textbook)

    • Exclusions (Review Questions)

  • 22

    21. Divorce & Property Settlement Issues

    • Divorce & Property Settlement Issues (PDF Textbook)

    • Divorce & Property Settlement Issues (Review Questions)

  • 23

    22. Capital Gains & Losses

    • Capital Gains & Losses (PDF Textbook)

    • Capital Gains & Losses (Video Training)

    • Capital Gains & Losses (Review Questions)

  • 24

    23. Self-Employed Trade or Business, Schedule C

    • Self-Employed Trade or Business, Schedule C (PDF Textbook)

    • Self-Employed, Schedule C (Video Training)

    • Self-Employed, Schedule C (Review Questions)

  • 25

    24. Accounting Methods

    • Accounting Methods (PDF Textbook)

    • Accounting Methods (Review Questions)

  • 26

    25. Accounting Periods

    • Accounting Periods (PDF Textbook)

    • Accounting Periods (Review Questions)

  • 27

    26. Kiddie Tax Calculations

    • Kiddie Tax Calculations (PDF Textbook)

    • Kiddie Tax (Review Questions)

  • 28

    27. Adjustments to Income

    • Adjustments to Income (PDF Textbook)

    • Adjustments to Income (Video Training)

    • Adjustments to Income (Review Questions)

  • 29

    28. Schedule A, Itemized Deductions

    • Schedule A, Itemized Deductions (PDF Textbook)

    • Schedule A, Itemized Deductions (Video Training)

    • Schedule A, Itemized Deductions (Review Questions)

  • 30

    29. Alternative Minimum Tax

    • Alternative Minimum Tax (PDF Textbook)

    • Alternative Minimum Tax (Review Questions)

  • 31

    30. Tax Credits

    • Tax Credits (PDF Textbook)

    • Tax Credits (Video Training)

    • Tax Credits (Review Questions)

  • 32

    31. Tax Payment Issues

    • Tax Payment Issues

    • Tax Payment Issues (Video Training)

    • Tax Payment Issues (Review Questions)

  • 33

    32. Electronic Filing

    • Electronic Filing (PDF Textbook)

    • Electronic Filing (Video Training)

    • Electronic Filing (Review Questions

  • 34

    33. Return Assembly and Processing

    • Return Assembly and Processing (PDF Textbook)

    • Return Assembly and Processing (Review Questions)

  • 35

    34. Correcting Mistakes / Amended Returns

    • Correcting Mistakes / Amended Returns (PDF Textbook)

    • Correcting Mistakes / Amended Returns (Video Training)

    • Correcting Mistakes / Amended Returns (Review Questions)

  • 36

    35. Tax Penalties

    • Tax Penalties (PDF Textbook)

    • Tax Penalties (Video Training)

    • Tax Penalties (Review Questions)

  • 37

    36. Random Other Stuff to Know

    • Random Other Stuff to Know (PDF Textbook)

    • Random Other Stuff to Know (Review Questions)

  • 38

    37. Affordable Care Act

    • Affordable Care Act (PDF Textbook)

    • Affordable Care Act (Review Questions)

  • 39

    EXAM - Federal Tax Topics

    • Entire Course Textbook PDF (For Passing Exam)

    • EXAM - Federal Tax Topics

  • 40

    38. Intro to State Tax Preparation

    • Intro to State Tax Return Preparation (PDF Textbook)

    • Intro to State Tax Return Preparation (Review Questions)

  • 41

    BONUS VIDEO TRAINING!

    • Practice Tax Returns (Video Training)

    • 18 Training Videos!!!

  • 42

    39. Now What?

    • Now What? (PDF Textbook)

    • Now What? (Video Training)

    • IMPORTANT --> What You Need to Do Next for IRS and/or Your State Agency

    • Verify Your Readiness

    • 5 Minute Feedback