The income tax courses below meet both the 20 hour continuing education CPE requirement for California Tax Preparers under the guidelines of the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) and the 15 hour IRS CE education guidelines for the AFSP Record of Completion.

Please note, if you have already completed Platinum Professional Services 15 hours of IRS federal CE, you can purchase and take our 5 hour California only CE course and we will report 20 hours of completed CE to CTEC. If you need to purchase the California State Only Course, click this link: California State Supplement 5 Hour CE Course. If you have not yet purchased a California CE course click the following link: CTEC CE 20 Hour Tax Course.

Platinum’s tax courses are available to you for six months upon registration. Our current tax courses are based on the IRS' most recently available tax laws, forms and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site.

Platinum Professional Services tax courses offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, reading material conveniently located within each tax course with an option to print it out if you prefer to work offline and unlimited tries to pass the quizzes and final exam(s). We even offer full instructor support. Learn 24/7, online and at your own pace. Best of all, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax course. Platinum will then report your completion electronically to the IRS.

Please note: Exempt or credentialed tax return preparers include IRS Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs), Oregon, California CTEC and other state based return preparers required to pass a testing program, CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents (EAs). Please note that residents of California, Oregon, and Maryland are required to complete a state registered tax preparation course. For the California Tax Education Council, Oregon, and Maryland, click the following links: CTEC Registered Tax Preparer CE Courses,Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer CE Courses,Maryland-IRS AFSP CE Courses. Platinum also offers IRS approved continuing professional education courses (CPE) for Enrolled Agents and continuing professional education (CPE) courses for CPAs that meet most state requirements. For EAs and CPAs click the following links: Enrolled Agent CPE Courses or CPA CPE Courses.

If you are a non-exempt or non-credentialed tax preparerer in any other state, you will need to purchase a CE course that includes the AFTR Course with comprehensive test. Link here for courses that meet this requirement: IRS AFSP Courses including AFTR Course.