Tax Preparer (ND)

This certificate is designed to train students in the preparation of Federal and California state income tax returns. Students will develop a working knowledge of Federal and State Income tax law as it applies to individuals. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate ability to read and understand the contents of a corporation’s annual report ; develop a working knowledge of Federal and State Income tax law as it applies to individuals; and be able to prepare an individual tax return.

This certificate does not satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS

 

ACCTG 101
or
ACCTG 110

Financial Accounting

Basic Accounting I

5
or
4

 

ACCTG 130

Payroll Accounting

3

 

ACCTG 150

Principles of Income Taxation

3

ACCTG 150 or equivalent

ACCTG 155

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

3

ACCTG 155 or equivalent

ACCTG 156

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) II

1

ACCTG 150 or equivalent

ACCTG 160

Advanced Income Tax

3

  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 17-18
Courses taken more than 3 years before the granting of the certificate must have division chair approval.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.

 
August 2014

GCC CATALOG 2014-2015

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.