Tax Preparer Certificate
The accounting program at Anoka Technical College prepares students for careers in accounting. The program allows students to select a specific accounting pathway by completing the Bookkeeper Certificate, Payroll Accounting Certificate, or Tax Preparer Certificate. Students select the Accounting AAS degree for a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses from each of the certificate pathways.
The Tax Preparer Certificate prepares students for nationally recognized certifications including:
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) conferred by the American Payroll Association (APA). Candidates must pass an exam.
Certified QuickBooks User Exam conferred by Intuit. Candidates must pass an exam.
Registered Tax Return Preparer certification conferred by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Candidates must obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), pass the Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Test, and pass a tax compliance suitability check (initiated by IRS).
Anoka Technical College's Accounting degrees offer options to individuals who are interested in quickly entering the workforce with strong accounting skills. Furthermore, if students successfully pass the certification exams, they demonstrate to employers that they are prepared to handle their job responsibilities.