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Learn to speak taxes

Whether you are already a tax preparer or you want to become a Jackson Hewitt Tax Pro*, our tax preparation classes offer expert training from the best in the business.

Why choose a Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation Course?

Learn from experienced tax professionals

Attend classes taught by some of the industry’s best tax professionals.

Earn credit for course completion

- 2 credits with the University of Phoenix®*

- Earn IRS continuing education (CE) credit*

Flexible class schedule

We’ll work around your schedule. You can attend classes while the kids are in school, during the evening, or on the weekend.

Choose your tax training format

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

In-Person Tax Preparation Courses

You can learn in a classroom setting from an experienced tax professional. Tax courses are offered on flexible schedules, so you can attend local classes at times that work for you. Contact your local office for details on social distancing guidelines.

NEW! Virtual Classroom Tax Preparation Courses

Meet with a live instructor and fellow students for an active and engaging virtual experience. This offers a convenient at-home alternative to attending classes in a Jackson Hewitt office. (Limited availability) 

Online Tax Preparation Courses

You can take tax classes online, on your own time, with assistance and support from your local Jackson Hewitt office.

Entry level income tax course

What will you learn

  • Filing Information & Requirements
  • Dependents
  • Filing Basics
  • Employee Compensation
  • Saver's Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Interest & Dividends
  • Retirement & Government Distributions
  • Standard & Itemized Deductions
  • Self-Employment

Course graduates receive

  • Certificate of completion
  • IRS continuing education hours*
  • 2 credits with the University of Phoenix®

Time to complete:

  • Approximately 31 hours*

Intermediate and advanced courses also available

Enrolled Agents and other tax return preparers are able to earn continuing education (C.E.) credit by successfully completing one of Jackson Hewitt’s intermediate-level tax courses. Courses vary between 1 - 3 C.E.s, depending upon the course content.*

Intermediate-level tax topics include:

  • Employee Stock Options
  • Form 8880: Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
  • Preparing Returns for Truckers
  • W-2's for Certain Occupations

Interested in learning tax-prep skills by taking a course – or using the skills you have now to become a tax preparer? Just complete the following form, and a Jackson Hewitt® representative will reach out to you with more information.

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