The income tax courses listed below meet the 16 hour Maryland continuing education (CE) guidelines for Maryland tax return preparers who need to meet their bi-annual Maryland CE requirement. Platinum’s IRS tax courses are approved under IRS provider number JK8E2. To access your course, click on the course title you purchased below. If you have not yet purchased a course click the following link for more information: Maryland / IRS AFSP Continuing Education Tax Courses

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.

Again, if you have not yet purchased a course click the following link: Maryland / IRS AFSP Continuing Education Tax Courses

  • The Maryland tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a tax course that will meet both the 4 hour Maryland CPE requirement and 15 hour IRS recommended CPE. This tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually four tax classes in one. Tax Class #1 covers the personal income tax return including Form 1040 and related schedules and forms. Topics include income, adjustments to income, tax credits and tax payments (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00081-17-S), and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax Class #2 covers 2017 personal tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, IRAs, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and standard mileage rate updates (IRS course # JK8E2-U-00080-17-S), and provides three hours of CE credit. Tax Class #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS Course # JK8E2-E-00078-17-S), and provides two hours of CE credit. The first three combined classes will meet the IRS requirement for the minimum number of CE credit hours for 2018 including the tax updates and ethics requirements. Tax class #4 covers the Maryland personal tax return and provides an additional 4 hours of Maryland CE credit completing the 16 hour CE requirement. A series of 190 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 80 questions will be given at the end of the course.


  • The Maryland tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a tax course that will meet both the 4 hour Maryland CPE requirement and 15 hour IRS recommended CPE. This tax course (IRS Provider #JK8E2) is actually four tax classes in one. Tax class #1 covers small business tax and depreciation. Tax topics include Schedule C; Business Income and Expenses, and Depreciation - Form 4562 (IRS Course #JK8E2-T-00082-17-S) and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, capital gains (including the new form 8949), standard mileage rate updates and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (IRS course # JK8E2-U-00080-17-S) and provides three hours of CPE credit. Tax class #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed (IRS course # JK8E2-E-00078-17-S) and provides two hours of CPE credit. Tax class #4 covers the Maryland personal tax return and provides an additional 4 hours of Maryland CE credit completing the 16 hour CE requirement. The tax course is available to you for six months upon registration. A series of 190 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 80 questions will be given at the end of the course.

  • The Maryland tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a tax course that will meet both the 4 hour Maryland CPE requirement and 15 hour IRS recommended CPE. This course is actually four courses in one. Tax class #1 covers business entities including partnerships, S and C corporations. Topics include income, expenses, gains and losses, distributions to shareholders and contribution of capital. The tax class IRS approval number is JK8E2-T-00083-17-S and provides ten hours of CE credit. Tax class #2 covers 2017 personal and business tax updates. Topics include the Non-Business Energy Property Credit, capital gains (including the new form 8949), standard mileage rate updates and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. The course IRS approval number is JK8E2-U-00080-17-S and provides three hours of CE credit. Course #3 covers ethical issues for the tax practitioner. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed. The course IRS approval number is JK8E2-E-00078-17-S and provides two hours of CE credit. The three combined tax classes will meet the IRS recommendation for the minimum number of CE credit hours for 2017 including the tax updates and ethics recommendations. A series of 190 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 80 questions will be given at the end of the course.

  • The Maryland tax course is designed for tax preparers who are looking for a tax course that will meet both the 4 hour Maryland CPE requirement and 15 hour IRS recommended CPE. This tax course is actually four tax classes in one. Tax class #1 covers advanced tax topics, including Estate and Gift tax returns, a summary of the most common trusts, the IRS Appeals process, abusive and frivolous tax schemes and military and international taxpayer topics. The tax class IRS approval number is JK8E2-T-00084-17-S and provides ten hours of CPE credit. Tax class #2 covers recent personal and business tax return updates. Topics include the non-business energy property credit, Individual Retirement Accounts, capital gains (including the new form 8949), and the updated mileage reimbursement rates. The tax class IRS approval number is JK8E2-U-00080-17-S and provides two hours of CPE credit. Tax class #3 covers ethical issues for the EA. Issues involving the possession of tax records, charging of fees for the preparation of taxes and when is a tax practitioner acting in a disreputable or incompetent manner, are reviewed. The tax class IRS approval number is JK8E2-E-00078-17-S and provides two hours of CPE credit. Course four which offers four hours of Maryland state tax law, meeting the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation requirements, is also provided. A series of 190 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. A series of 190 quiz review questions will then test your understanding of key topics. In addition, one final exam of 80 questions will be given at the end of the course.
  • This is the the State of Maryland Income Tax Course and provides four hours of continuing education credit for Maryland tax preparers. This course utilizes State tax publications to review the laws and rules related to taxpayers and tax preparers in the State of Maryland. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site. Platinum Professional Services offers automatic grading, feedback, and a Certificate of Completion emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the course.