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Our continuing education modules give EA’s, CPA's, AFSP Record of Completion holders, and unenrolled preparers the ability to complete their annual continuing education by choosing topics that is best for them and their clients. The EA bundle is one price for all included modules.

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2016 Unlimited Enrolled Agent Continuing Education +show bundle description $199.00
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Enrolled Agents can take all of these IRS approved continuing education courses for one low price!
Courses in this bundle
  • 2016 2 Hours Ethics
  • 2016 2 Hours What is a Tax Preparer?
  • 2016 2 Hours Adjustments to Income
  • 2016 2 Hours Filing Status and Exemptions
  • 2016 2 Hours Business Income
  • 2016 2 Hours IRA, Pension, Annuity and Social Security Distributions
  • 2016 2 Hours Depreciation
  • 2016 2 Hours Itemized Deductions and Employee Business Expenses
  • 2016 2 Hours Rental Real Estate
  • 2016 2 Hours Nonrefundable and Refundable Tax Credits
  • 2016 2 Hours Other Taxes and Taxpayer Penalties
  • 2016 2 Hours Capital Gains and Losses
2016 2 Hours Ethics +show course description $39.00
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Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Understand the basic responsibilities of the tax professional
  • Understand their professional responsibility in tax return preparation
  • Understand Tax practitioners responsibility to the tax system
  • Know the definition of "practice before the IRS"
  • Know the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and their authority over paid preparers
  • Know Section 7216 and how it affects the tax professional
  • Know what activities might cause the preparer to receive §6694 penalties

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2016 2 Hours What is a Tax Preparer? +show course description $39.00
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Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Identify the characteristics of a tax return preparer
  • Define the different types of representation
  • Understand the different representation rights using Form 8821 and Form 2848
  • Differentiate between an enrolled and unenrolled tax preparer

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2016 2 Hours Filing Status and Exemptions +show course description $39.00
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At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Define the five filing statuses and the requirements for each
  • Know when a return needs to be filed
  • List the dependent tests qualification
  • Explain the tie-breaker rules for dependents
  • Describe the difference between custodial and noncustodial parent
  • Understand the requirements for a taxpayer to claim a qualifying child or qualifying relative
  • Recognize the difference between a qualifying dependent and a qualifying relative
  • Recall the tests to be a qualifying child
  • Identify when and who must file a decedent return

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2016 2 Hours Depreciation +show course description $39.00
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Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the student will:

  • Determine the property’s useful life to be able to be depreciated
  • Explain why certain property cannot be depreciated
  • Understand when depreciation begins and ends
  • Identify which method of depreciation to use for the property
  • Classify the difference of a repair and an improvement

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2016 2 Hours Business Income +show course description $39.00
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Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Define the difference between the different accounting periods and accounting methods
  • Recognize the difference between an independent contractor and an employee requirement
  • Illustrate when to use Schedule C-EZ and when to use Schedule C
  • List some samples of a start-up costs
  • Determine the property’s useful life to be able to be depreciateded
  • Explain why certain property cannot be depreciated
  • Understand when depreciation begins and ends
  • Identify which method of depreciation to use for the property

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2016 2 Hours Adjustments to Income +show course description $39.00
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Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Understand how an adjustment to income can decrease the taxpayer’s AGI
  • Know what adjustments can be reported on Form 1040A and Form 1040
  • Identify when Form 3903 is used
  • Define the differences between tuition and fees deduction and education credits
  • Recite the phase outs and contribution limits of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs
  • Understand when and how alimony is paid 
  • Locate where to report the penalty on early withdrawal of savings
  • Describe who qualifies for a student loan deduction

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At the end of this lesson the student will: 

  • Understand Schedule A phase out limits
  • Explain which deductions are limited to the 10% floor
  • Identify which deductions are limited to the 2% floor
  • Summarize what is an ordinary and necessary expense reported on Form 2106

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At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Understand how a nonrefundable credit affects the taxpayer’s tax liability
  • Summarize what is a refundable credit
  • Explain the EIC qualifications
  • Understand who qualifies for the additional child tax credit
  • Know the guidelines of the refundable portion of the American opportunity credit

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Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Understand when a parent should report their child’s investment income
  • Identify the basics of lump-sum distributions
  • Know the basics of alternative minimum tax
  • Explain when a taxpayer needs to repay the premium tax credit
  • Determine how to calculate self-employment tax
  • Know how to report unreported tip income
  • Understand the taxability of excess social security
  • Identify when a taxpayer needs to pay an additional tax on IRAs
  • Explain when to use Schedule H
  • Understand when penalties may have been assessed
  • Explain why penalties may have been assessed
  • Identify the exceptions for filing a return late
  • Recognize the difference between civil and criminal penalties
  • Illustrate how long the IRS can collect an amount due from taxpayers

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2016 2 Hours Capital Gains and Losses +show course description $39.00
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At the end of this lesson the student will:

  • Understand the difference between short-term and long-term capital gains
  • Explain the holding periods for different types of property
  • Identify capital assets
  • Determine basis in order to sell an asset
  • Know when the primary residence is excluded from capital gain

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2016/2017 Federal Updates ebook +show course description $149.00
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This course offers 3 hours of continuing education on the latest federal updates on federal tax law changes. The student must pass with a 70% or better. Once you have completed the course you will need to print your certificate which is suitable for framing. Once you have printed your certificate LTPA will upload your continuing education hours to the IRS within 72 business hours.

CTEC requires that the CRTP renew their registration by October 31st. LTPA has 10 business days to upload your information to CTEC. If you complete your course on October 31st you may have to pay a late registration fee to CTEC. If you do not complete your continuing education by January 15, you may have to take the qualifying education course again.

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2016/2017 Federal Tax Updates On-Demand +show course description $149.00
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This webinar offers 3 hours of continuing education on the latest federal updates on federal tax law changes. The student must pass three 10 question quizzes with a 70% or better to receive credit. Once you have completed the webinar you will be prompted to complete a voluntary survey, after that, please print your certificate which is suitable for framing. Once you have printed your certificate LTPA will upload your 2017 continuing education hours to the IRS.

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