September 17, 2015

Thomson Reuters Launches Tax Fundamentals Certificate Program for Tax Professionals and Those Who Assist Tax Professionals

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters introduced its Checkpoint Learning Tax Fundamentals Certificate Program today to provide practitioners with foundational knowledge in a broad range of tax topics and helps them develop overall tax competency.

The Tax Fundamentals Certificate Program provides practitioners with the basic knowledge and tools they need to understand and confidently expand their practices to tax planning, compliance with tax return preparation, and reporting requirements for individual, partnership, C corporation, and S corporation taxation.

“Recent years have seen last-minute tax legislation focused on new and extended benefits,” said Ken Koskay, CPA, CFP, senior vice president of learning solutions with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “This certificate program provides the instruction necessary for new tax professionals and those that assist in the tax preparation process to become knowledgeable in the dynamic field of tax planning and return preparation.”

Individuals who are new to the profession or are returning to the profession after an extended break, as well as organizations that employ such individuals, will benefit from this program by focusing on the foundational knowledge needed to prepare Forms 1040, 1065, 1120, and 1120-S, along with explanations and tips for completing these and other related tax forms and schedules.

Candidates who successfully complete the course work and comprehensive final exam will earn a Checkpoint Learning Tax Fundamentals Competency Certificate as well as approximately 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. The certificate can be marketed to potential employers and to clients and can be renewed annually by completing eight hours of specially identified CPE credit.

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