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Finance and Taxes
Professional Income Tax Preparer

This course is designed to teach individuals how to become registered tax professionals who are specialists in preparing individual and small business tax returns, and be prepared to meet the new IRS regulations. No prior tax or accounting experience or knowledge is necessary. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be ready to take the required IRS Registered Tax Preparer (RTRP) competency exam. This course prepares students to meet all new IRS regulations including first year's IRS Continuing Education (CE) hours. Durham Tech is an approved IRS Continuing Education provider. This course will meet on two Saturdays, May 4 and 11 from 9-2 for intense exam prep. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) Textbook required. 100 hours. $480. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

34146 Th
Sat
Sun
2/5–5/16
5/4
5/11
6–9 p.m.
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
CEC 603
CEC 603
CEC 603

Registered Tax Return Preparer Continuing Education (RTRP CE)

The Internal Revenue Service's new regulations require that individuals who are Registered Tax Return Preparers, and those who have provisional PTINs but have until December 31, 2013 to pass the competency test, will need to obtain 15 hours of continuing education courses during calendar year 2012 and each subsequent year. This requirement by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be fulfilled in one weekend. Coursework includes history of taxation, income and assets, deductions and credits, specialty taxes, and ethics. Such courses are important to tax administration given the complexity of the tax laws, the frequent changes made to the IRS code, and the rules and regulations implemented to assist in the administration of the code. Durham Tech is an Approved Continuing Education Provider from the IRS. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed). 15 hours. $299

*Students must have their PTIN# for this course to be credited with the IRS.

34359 F
Sat
Sun
5/3–5/5 6–9 p.m.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m.– noon
CEC 602
CEC 602
CEC 602

Retirement 101

This is a planning course created and instructed by financial, tax, and legal professionals to provide the most impactful and objective financial educational experience. The mission is to teach students (pre- and post-retirees) key terms, strategies, and concepts to achieve a successful retirement. Retirement 101 is the thought-leader in community financial education and consists of three sessions of objective and interactive instruction from a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Workbook is included in tuition. Retirement 101 is strictly educational and non-commercial; no specific financial products are discussed or sold. 7.5 hours. $49

34150 T 2/12–2/26 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 602
34151 Th 2/21–3/7 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 602

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