Upon successful completion of the Tax Preparation certificate, students will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for entry level positions to assist tax preparers and interviewers. The student completing this program will have demonstrated his or her ability to accurately fill in detailed data sheets to help in the preparation of tax returns by gathering information from client interviews, collecting copies of previous tax returns, wage statements, interest and dividend summaries, and other tax records.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial statement preparation for sole proprietors.
Demonstrate the ability to prepare basic federal and California income tax forms and calculate related schedules.