Monday, October 22, 2012

There's Nothing Taxing About the National Tax Training School!

Okay, my parents told me to never tell a lie so I am going to admit this up front - I, Tim Tinkel, know nothing about Federal Income National Tax Course ! Smiley Yep!You read correctly. After six weeks of reviewing it, I know nothing about it. Well, all right, you caught me in a little white lie. I have looked it over a little and I've heard Sarah talk about it a lot. You see, when asked if we wanted to review this adult level course by the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I asked my wife if she would be interested and she jumped at the chance. She has been wanting to go back to school for a long time and this would be a good course to start out with. It's an on your own no time schedule course that has to do with how to prepare taxes. The only requirements are that the course has to be completed within one year. Also, since we are full time missionaries and deal with low income folks, learning how to prepare taxes would fit in perfectly with what we do. So, Sarah has been the one using this course and thoroughly enjoying it. Therefore, from here on out it is going to be Sarah and I writing this review in an interview type format!

Me: Are the materials that were sent to you quality materials?

Sarah: Yes! I received a large three ring binder that included twenty lesson assignments (plus an ethics section), self check practice problems and examination problems. The letter enclosed with it said that I would receive the Final Examination, State Tax Guide, Case Studies Portfolio, "Building, Marketing, & Operating a Profitable Tax Practice" book, Federal Tax Reference handbook, and the California Supplement (if applicable) after I complete lesson 17. However, since I am reviewing these materials they sent them to me earlier than they would usually send them to a regular student. They were also of very professionally done.

Me: Tell me about how this course is set up.

Sarah: There are twenty lessons that take about eight hours each to complete. After the lesson is completed there is a practice "self examination" test that you can take in your book or, they have just come out with online version. Either version can be taken as many times as you want. You then take the actual test, again, in your book or on the computer. Either test is un-timed, but after the written test is sent into the The National Tax Training School or the submit button is pressed on the computer, you can not retake the test.

Me: Were the materials easy to use.

Sarah: Yes! The Federal Income National Tax Course is like "tax preparation for dummies". It's written to where anyone could understand it, even if have never understood the tax system before. It is very concise and it's a lot of material but very easy to read and digest. I was worried that it was going to be hard at first. When you first receive it it is a bit intimidating because it is in a huge three ring binder and it seems like there is a lot of material but, after I began working through it, I wasn't intimidated at all.


Me: What are some of the things you've learned so far?

Sarah: So far I've learned about general principles, exemptions-filing status, tax computation, and a lot more. I'm looking forward to learning more about how to help the people we work with prepare their taxes. The Deductions and the Tax Credit sections are two of the lessons that I am anxious to read. I'm wanting to know about ways to get more money back on income tax returns both for us and for the families that come to us for help.

Me: What will you be able to do with course after you have completed it?

Sarah: I will get a certificate from the The National Tax Training School upon successful completion of the Federal Income National Tax Course that will help me set up a full-time or spare-time tax practice if I choose to. It is fully accredited and recognized (Tim's listed the organizations below). Depending on which course the student purchases, there is also *1-3 years of post-graduate support that they will receive.

Me: Is there anything else you would like to say about this course?

Sarah: I have really enjoyed it so far and am looking forward to finishing it. As I mentioned before I have found this to be very professionally done and easy to understand. I would recommend this course to anyone that has an interest in knowing how to do their own taxes or who would like to start their own tax preparation business. The computer part of the course is brand new and they are still working out the bugs. Soon, however, you will be able to take the whole course on-line if you would like.


Okay, now this is just me, Tim, talking. Do you think that you'll have to take out a loan on your taxes to pay for a course like this (Is that even possible? I'll have to ask Sarah.)? Nope! If you want just one year of post-graduate support the cost is $495. If you want three years of post-graduate support the cost is $795. Don't let the price scare you, though. Each plan has payment options for you to choose from. Oops! *I just looked at their website and they've changed their post-graduate support to two and four years instead of one and two years! Even more of a reason to apply! Just click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above for more information.

Many of the other Schoolhouse Review Crew members reviewed the Federal Income National Tax Course as well and you can find what they had to say by clicking here.

Disclaimer: As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I was sent the Federal Income National Tax Course for free in order to use and give an honest review on this blog.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful plan to bless others with this knowledge!