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Course Description

This New Training Program is designed to help you:

  1. Use cryptocurrency as a "switch point" to take high-value clients from other tax pros.  Crypto clients are ditching their current CPAs by the millions.  You can either be the tax pro getting ditched, or you can be the tax pro to whom clients are fleeing.  25% of affluent Millennials own cryptocurrency.
  2. Adapt and prosper in the New Era of Tax.  You know how most people under age 40 regard tax preparers as irrelevant dinosaurs?  Cryptocurrency / blockchain expertise gives you instant credibility and cool factor.  This is an exciting new technology with humongous tax implications...a "blue ocean" opportunity.
  3. Learn from the best.  Make the most efficient use of your time by learning crypto taxes from one of the best in the world, CPA Joshua Azran, profiled by Accounting Today and Forbes as a top-performing CPA. Learn actual nuts-to-bolts practical skills, including extensive practice tax returns, not just theory.
  4. Level-up your community.  Enjoy direct access to crypto course creator CPA Joshua Azran, Pronto Tax School Founder Andy Frye, EA, and other top Pronto Tax School Members who are already successfully working in this new niche.

High Demand + Low Supply = Premium Fees

Experts estimate that 15-20 million taxpayers have crypto tax filing obligations.

Up to now, the "compliance rate" in reporting crypto gains and losses has been extremely low.

However, the "cat is out of the bag" now, and it's no longer OK to omit cryptocurrency activity from your tax return.  Technically, it was never OK to omit crypto activity.  But now, a lot more people have figured out what's going on, and the potential consequences for taxpayers not properly reporting cryptocurrency activity are becoming much more "real," you could say.

Indeed, the IRS has put cryptocurrency tax evasion in its crosshairs, Congress is now getting involved demanding new tax laws related to cryptocurrency, and the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges are starting to issue 1099s...

Meanwhile, most tax pros have no idea how to work in the best ways with crypto clients, and don't know a blockchain from a hole in the ground.

This includes many high-level CPAs who are losing clients right and left because they think crypto is "icky" or a "fad."

The trademark resistance to change that characterizes so many backward-looking tax professionals creates an environment with high demand for crypto tax experts, and low supply.

Can you name even one crypto-savvy tax pro in your community?

Now multiply the number of taxpayers in your community by 8-10%, and you'll get a figure of how many people own crypto in your community.

Do those numbers look interesting to you?

We're here to help YOU become that "go to" resource for clients with crypto and blockchain tax considerations.

Keep in mind that crypto is typically only one aspect of the tax and financial situation of these clients.  Crypto clients are often highly entrepreneurial, financially successful, computer programmers, etc.

That being said, working with clients who have cryptocurrency tax considerations is not a job for the faint of heart. In fact, performing this type of work without adequate training and support will result in major headaches.  You will waste hours of precious time, you will make numerous expensive errors, and you will really tick clients off if you start trying to do this work without the proper training and support...sometimes, this incompetence can even lead to ethical violations under IRS Circular 230! :(

With the help of top-rated crypto CPA Joshua Azran, we have created this Crypto Tax Training Program to help forward-thinking tax pros seize the opportunity in this new, highly profitable niche.

Our goal is to not only teach you technical aspects of crypto taxes, but to actually help you capitalize by building a new and highly profitable niche for yourself as a tax professional.

In this Training Program, you will master:

  • How to find & acquire crypto tax clients
  • What trends to watch closely as the crypto / blockchain space rapidly evolves
  • Step-by-step how to use the best crypto tax tools on the market today (Bitcoin.tax, Cointracking.info, etc.)
  • Step-by-step how to work through actual crypto tax returns
  • How to avoid the thorny problems often associated with serving crypto tax clients
  • And much more!

We dig deep, teaching you techniques and tools that you'd never find on your own, or would take you years of trial and error to discover....most importantly, what we teach you helps you give the best service to your clients...which can then create an avalanche of referrals to other crypto / blockchain-involved clients who are looking for a crypto-savvy tax pro.

This is exactly what course instructor CPA Joshua Azran is doing in his own practice and that is why he has been featured in publications such as Forbes recognizing his thought leadership and practical experience in the field of crypto taxes.

The Crypto Tax Verified Training Program with CPA Joshua Azran creates a direct path for tax and accounting professionals to work effectively and efficiently in this new, highly profitable niche.

With crypto tax prep fees averaging around $1,000, you only need to prepare one crypto tax return at the average fee to turn a good profit on your training investment.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials themselves, we provide a private community where Members can ask questions and learn of new developments as they happen — direct from Joshua, his team, and other top-notch tax pros.

We are excited and privileged to bring Joshua's massive crypto knowledge to our fellow tax pros!

Meet Your Instructor

Joshua V. Azran is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience ensuring clients’ financial success by providing strategic guidance and management of financial functions. Joshua is a Founder at the firm of Azran Hawkins: https://azranhawkins.com/ Joshua is a visionary leader with expertise in public accounting, corporate finance, strategic management, financial restructuring, business valuation, management consulting, cryptocurrency, and business development. Joshua was a lecturer in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he developed & taught the Business Institutions class, required for all business majors. He also spends time serving on the boards of several charitable and professional organizations. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science with a dual major in Economics and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.



Course curriculum

  • 01

    Getting Started

    • Before You Start, PLEASE READ THIS!***

    • Other Important Details (Facebook Group Access, etc.)

    • Easiest Quiz Ever

    • What You Can Expect to Get Out of this Training Program (Video Training)

  • 02

    Who You're Serving

    • Who You're Serving Overview

    • Who You're Serving (PDF Textbook)

    • Get to Know Your Instructor

    • Who Needs Crypto Tax Help?

    • Globalized Tax Conversations

    • What Crypto Tax Clients Want in a Tax Pro

    • Where Do I Find Crypto Clients?

    • Live Training with Joshua #1

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • Who You're Serving (Review Questions)

    • Weekly Action Step #1

  • 03

    The Big Picture

    • Big Picture Overview of Crypto Taxes

    • The Big Picture (PDF Textbook)

    • Definitions and Crypto Lingo - Part 1

    • Definitions and Crypto Lingo - Part 2

    • Understanding the IRS Perspective

    • Tax Misinformation about Crypto

    • Massive Unaddressed Tax Liabilities

    • Anticipating the IRS's Next Moves

    • The Flow of Crypto: Whiteboard Illustration

    • Live Training with Joshua #2

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • The Big Picture (Review Questions)

    • Weekly Action Step #2

  • 04

    The Mechanics

    • The Mechanics of Crypto Taxes Overview

    • The Mechanics (PDF Textbook)

    • How to Use Bitcoin.tax

    • How to Use Cointracking.info

    • How to Use BitTaxer.com

    • Correcting Manually Uploaded Trade Data (Video Training)

    • Key Takeaways for Crypto Records Assembly

    • Practice Tax Return (Source Documents)

    • Practice Tax Return - Part 1

    • Practice Tax Return - Part 2

    • Joshua Live Training #3 (source documents)

    • Joshua Live Training #3

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • The Mechanics (Review Questions)

    • Weekly Action Step #3

  • 05

    Problems to Avoid

    • Crypto Tax Problems Overview

    • Clear and Present Dangers for Tax Pros

    • Most Common Problems Related to Crypto Client Groups

    • Hellishly Disorganized and/or Incomplete Records

    • Securities Law Issues

    • Problems to Avoid (Review Questions)

    • Live Training with Joshua #4

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • Weekly Action Step #4

  • 06

    Points of Value

    • Points of Value for Crypto Clients Overview

    • Creating Value by Having a Team

    • What Do I Charge?

    • Joshua's Process for Onboarding a Crypto Client

    • Entity Formation Considerations

    • Puerto Rico: A Crypto Tax Haven

    • Crypto Tax Loopholes You Might Not Know About

    • Live Training #5 with Jeff Dolan

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • Points of Value (Review Questions)

    • Weekly Action Step #5

  • 07

    Additional Resources & Final Completion Items

    • Day in the Life of Serving Crypto Clients (Comedy)

    • Crypto Tax Tools & Resources

    • Reminder If You Need More Advanced Help

    • Final Exam (for CE Credit)

    • Parting Words: Done for Now but Not Goodbye!

    • 5 Minute Feedback

Additional Course Details

  • Education Provider: Pronto Tax School, Inc.
  • Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study Program.
  • Recommended CPE Credit: 10 hours
  • Recommended CE Credit: 10 hours
  • NASBA Field of Study: Taxes
  • Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: General knowledge of federal tax law and its practical application. 
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • NASBA Sponsor: Pronto Tax School, Inc.
  • NASBA Sponsor #143984
  • IRS-Approved Education Provider: Pronto Tax School, Inc.
  • IRS Education Course Number: MPMDK-T-00138-18-S
  • CTEC Education Provider  Number 6201
  • CTEC Course Number 6201-QE-0035 
  • Refund / Cancellation Policy: Full refund available within 14 days of purchase if you are unsatisfied for any reason (except if course completed more than 75%, in that case, there will be no refund available, even if within 14 day period).
  • Complaint Resolution Policy: Click the green "Need Help?" button below to contact our support team anytime. We resolve any issues amicably and working as a teammate with our valued Members.

Pronto Tax School, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.