Tax Boss School

Gain flexibility, job security, & no cap on your income as a Tax Boss Professional

At RAP Tax Boss School we help you shift from Tax Preparer to a Tax Boss Professional.

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There’s currently a shortage of qualified tax preparers. Plus, taxes aren’t going away any time soon. The combo makes a career in tax a very attractive option!

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Step 1

Take our Top-Quality, Beginner Tax Preparation Course

The Comprehensive Tax Boss Course

The Comprehensive Tax Boss Course starts with the basics, assuming no prior tax knowledge. This hands-on income tax course will teach you to:

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About the course:

Investment: $1497 (Payment Plans available)

The course includes:

What You’ll Learn

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Get Started with your Career as a Tax Professional and become a Tax Boss Today!! 

Step 2:

Obtain a PTIN

A PTIN – also known as a Preparer Tax Identification Number – is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to paid preparers. IRS regulations requires anyone who prepares, or assists in preparing, federal tax returns for compensation to have a valid PTIN before preparing returns. You must renew your PTIN annually.

Applying for your PTIN is easy, and only takes about 15 minutes online. There is a $35.95 nonrefundable fee, which can be paid by Credit/Debit/ATM card.

You’ll need the following for your PTIN application:

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IMPT: You should obtain your PTIN as soon as possible to get things moving along. You don’t need to wait until you complete Step 1.

Step 3:

Check Your State for Tax Preparer Requirements

Tax return preparer regulations vary widely by state. So be sure to check with the state you live in to see if you have specific requirements that you must meet. States like California, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, New York, and Oregon, do have requirements.
State requirements for tax return preparers can range from nothing, to annual registration, a required beginner course, and/or a state exam that you must pass. You may also have continuing education requirements. Many states still don’t have any requirements!

Step 4:

Continue Your Education

Once you complete the Comprehensive Tax Course, you can easily pass the IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP), which includes the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTR). This is a voluntary program, not a requirement. So, you don’t have to do this extra step, but it is a wise move!


When you register for the Comprehensive Tax Boss Course with RAP Tax Boss School, you receive a FREE 6-hour AFTR (Annual Federal Tax Refresher) Course at no additional cost.

Upon completion of both courses (Comprehensive Tax Course and AFTR Course) and registering for your PTIN, you can be approved as an IRS Qualified Preparer and receive an AFSP – Record of Completion from the IRS.

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The AFSP program sets non-credentialed tax return preparers apart from their competition, and also gives preparers some representation rights for their clients.
This is an exciting time to be a tax preparer and it’s important to stay current with the ever-changing tax laws. In addition to keeping up with the changes, you should also consider learning some new things each year. Learning advanced individual and small business tax information will enable you to take on more complicated tax returns. This new knowledge will help you gain confidence as a tax preparer and continue to grow in the field.