Small Business Income Tax Course Level 1

Hours: 30 / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $499.00

Course Overview:

Students explore how to start a business and choose a business entity. The course expands on business organization in areas such as record keeping, receipts, expenses, and income. Topics for this course include sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, s-corporations, payroll taxes, retirement plans, and dispositions. This course presents an introduction to small business returns. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to start preparing the less complex business returns.

  • Prior tax preparation experience/knowledge is required.
  • This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and experience of tax practitioners.
  • Students normally enroll in this course after completing the Comprehensive Income Tax Class and working at least one season as a tax preparer.
  • This course will give you the confidence to take on more complex returns by reinforcing your existing tax knowledge and building on it.
  • This course is also suitable for a veteran preparer who needs to refresh his/her skills.
  • If you are an enrolled agent, accountant, lawyer, financial planner, business owner, experienced tax preparer, or just interested in increasing your tax knowledge, the Advanced Course will enable you to prepare more complex individual tax returns.
  • This course provides the critical education and knowledge which make the graduates more competent and successful than their competitors. 

Course Outline:

  • Business Types
  • Accounting Methods
  • Financial Statements
  • Business Income
  • Schedule C
  • COGS/Inventory
  • Depreciation
  • Section 179 Deduction
  • Contractor vs. Employee
  • Sale of Business Property
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations - C, S, LLC
  • Employee Taxes
  • Excise Taxes
  • Extensions
  • Estimates
  • Employee Benefits
  • Retirement Plans

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.