California CTEC Continuing Education 20-Hour Bundle
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Course Description
This CTEC 20-hour continuing education bundle is meant for Returning CA Tax Preparers wanting to meet their renewal requirements with both the IRS and CTEC. Included in this package is unlimited access to our library of federal IRS Continuing Education materials, providing you with more than 10 hours of federal tax topics, 2 hours of Ethics, 3 hours of tax law updates, and 5 hours of CA tax law.
  • 5 credits of CA Tax Law

    This CTEC 20-hour course bundle includes 5 credits of California specific material covering the form 540 in depth, gross income and how it relates to California Adjusted Gross Income, California Residency Requirements, Credits, Community Property, Family scenarios and much more.

  • 2 credits of Ethics

    Ethics has always been the category of "grey". Not everything in the tax preparation arena is black and white. Many times your clients present you with scenarios that require your scrutiny and analytics through a prism of Ethics. This category covers not only circular 230 and tax prepare requirements and penalties, but it also has scenario related topics to help you get a basis for identifying incomplete, inconsistent, and inaccurate return information and how to deal with those clients.

  • 3 credits of Tax Law Updates

    The tax law updates category is the area that covers annual updates to the tax code and how it will affect the preparation of your clients' returns. The IRS changes and updates the tax code every year. These changes can come in the form of inflationary changes, new credits credit and deductions as well as expiring ones, and even sometimes broad sweeping changes. Make sure you are in the know and ready for the current tax season by keeping up with you Tax Law Updates!

  • 10 credits of General Tax Law

    The general tax law category might seem like an intimidating category label, but this category simply focuses on general tax topics. Federal Direct training strives to covers Individual tax topics of interest and relevance to the general tax preparer. If you preparer traditional individual tax clients, this category will cover standards such as income, expenses, deductions, credits, and dependents, as well as some higher level topics like self-employment, and depreciation.

Federal Direct Tax Services has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer both Continuing Education and Qualifying Education courses. These related courses count towards returning California tax preparer's annual "continuing education" requirements and new tax preparer initial "qualifying education" requirements imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. 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) 850-2832, or on the internet at

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