Learn How to
Prepare Taxes

Already an experienced tax professional?

Find out why a career with Jackson Hewitt® might be a great fit for you!

Gain a valuable skill that can earn you an amazing opportunity – use your tax-preparation knowledge to help others and give back to your community. Knowledgeable tax preparers are in high demand, and you can have the chance to jump-start a great career with the potential for growth.*

Choose How You Learn – On Your Schedule

Jackson Hewitt® offers multiple ways to learn how to prepare taxes.


You can learn in a classroom setting with an instructor.


You can even learn online, on your own time, with assistance and support from your local Jackson Hewitt office.

Why Learn with Jackson Hewitt?

Taxes aren’t easy by any standard, which is why there’s a strong market for skilled tax preparers. Hardworking American taxpayers need people to help them through the filing process – to turn the complex into the simple.

When you take Jackson Hewitt’s Basic Tax Preparation Course, you’ll be learning a valuable skill set, one you can use to start a fulfilling, rewarding career as a tax preparer.

Entry Level Tax Course

When You Take an Entry-Level Tax Course*, You’ll Learn How to Navigate:

  • Filing requirements and filing status
  • Exemptions and dependents
  • Income
  • Capital gains and losses
  • Adjustments to income
  • Standard deduction and itemized deductions
  • Credits
  • Filing a return
  • Practices, procedures, and ethics

Course Graduates Receive

  • Jackson Hewitt Certification
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Qualifying Education Hours
  • 3.5 hours of recognized credit with the University of Phoenix®

Time to Complete:

  • Approximately 70 hours*

Intermediate and Advanced Courses also available

*Course completion times vary by state requirements


Ready to get started?

*Enrollment in, or completion of, the Jackson Hewitt® Basic Tax Preparation Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Additional training, experience or skills may be required. Most offices independently owned and operated.