• Basic Tax Preparation Course

    This course covers basic tax concepts that enable you to complete Form 1040 and related documents. Whether you want to become a paid tax preparer or just learn more about preparing your own federal individual income tax return, our Basic Tax Preparation course will provide you with the knowledge to help you accomplish your goals.

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    The Jackson Hewitt Basic Tax Preparation course consists of 26 sessions and includes:

    • Step-by-step illustrations that walk you through how to complete specific IRS forms and worksheets
    • Knowledge check exercises to help you determine how well you have grasped the content covered in the session
    • Homework exercises that provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and help you reinforce each session’s content

    Want to know more about the course content? View a list of topics that we cover:

    • Filing requirements and filing status
    • Exemptions and dependents
    • Income, such as employee compensation, interest, dividends, alimony, retirement distributions, unemployment compensation, Social Security benefits, and other income
    • Basis and depreciation
    • Self-employment
    • Capital gains and losses
    • Residential rental property
    • Adjustments to income, such as moving expenses, the IRA deduction, and education benefits
    • Standard deduction and itemized deductions
    • Tax from the Tax Table and other taxes
    • Credits, such as the Child and Dependent Care Credit, Education Credits, Saver’s Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Earned Income Tax Credit
    • Filing a return, including electronic filing, refund and payment options, estimated tax payments, and amended returns
    • Practices, procedures, and ethics

    Earn College Credit! The Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation Course is recognized for up to 3.5 credits with The University of Phoenix®. For more information about the process of credit transfer, go to The University of Phoenix® Website or contact your local Jackson Hewitt Tax School.

    Preview the Jackson Hewitt® Basic Tax Preparation Course now! 

    Additional Basic Tax courses include: 

    • Dependents
    • Earned Income Tax Credit for Employees
    • Earned Income Tax Credit for Self-Employed Taxpayers
    • Filing Status
    • General State Information

    * Jackson Hewitt Inc. is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Jackson Hewitt Tax Schools, please visit www.tn.gov/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. 

    Book and other fees may apply. Fees may vary upon location. 

    Contact Hours earned at Jackson Hewitt Inc. may not transfer to another educational institution. Contact Hours earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Jackson Hewitt Inc. You should obtain confirmation that Jackson Hewitt Inc. will accept any contact hours you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer contact hours earned at Jackson Hewitt Inc. to determine if such institutions will accept contact hours earned at Jackson Hewitt Inc. prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer contact hours from Jackson Hewitt Inc. to another educational institution may be very limited. Your contact hours may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Jackson Hewitt Inc. if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that contact hours will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of contact hour policy of Jackson Hewitt Inc. and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the contact hours earned at Jackson Hewitt Inc. before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. 

    ** University of Phoenix® is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. Jackson Hewitt does not automatically register hours with UOP. Students will need to contact UOP to request matriculation of credit. Additional fees may apply from the University of Phoenix®. 

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