California law requires that anyone who prepares tax returns for a fee, and is not an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or enrolled agent (EA), to register as a tax preparer with CTEC.
All CTEC Registered Preparers must
- First complete 60 hours of qualifying education
- Then complete 20 hours of continuing tax education each year
- Always maintain a $5,000 tax preparer bond.
Where do I get 60 hours of qualifying tax education?
CTEC maintains a list of approved education providers on its website. You can search this list for companies that offer a 60 hour qualifying course. The Phoenix Tax Group does not offer a 60 hour qualifying course at this time. Here is a link to the list on CTEC's website. http://www.ctec.org/ProviderSearch.aspx
How do I get 20 hours of continuing tax education each year?
The Phoenix Tax Group offers a 20 hour continuing education course that you can complete at work or in your own home. We also offer shorter courses for people who have some continuing education hours from a conference or other course, but need additional credit hours to total a full 20 hours.
Please review our website for more information. http://phoenixtax.com/continuing_education