20 Online Credit Hours Best Seller!

Best value and variety to meet your CPE/CE requirements. Use Online Credit Hours to complete any of the 40+ CPE/CE courses.

  • Our courses are valid for CPAs, EAs, and tax preparers in all 50 states!
  • AFSP/IRS and CTEC approved (see below).
  • Average satisfaction rating for our courses is 4.95 out 5.


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  • Purchase enough hours to meet your needs.
  • Receive instant access to the Education Center to complete courses.
  • Review all course overviews and study guides prior to deciding which courses to complete.
  • Study guides are provided in PDF format. Read online or print if you prefer hardcopy.
  • Most courses are available now and updated yearly in Mid-September.
  • Assign courses to your staff.
  • Access and print certificates of completion.
  • Successful course completions are uploaded to the IRS and CTEC.
  • Note: Online Credit Hours are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Valid in all 50 States

Our courses are valid for CPAs, EAs, and tax preparers in all 50 states! (More)

National Registry of CPE Sponsors QAS California Tax Education Council Internal Revenue Service

Course Information

  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Expiration Date: The Final Exam must be completed online within one year from your date of purchase or shipment.
  • Type of Delivery Method: Interactive self-study.
  • Passing Grade: Participants who answer a minimum of 70% correct on the final exam will be sent a Certificate of Completion via email. Results are regularly uploaded to the IRS and CTEC.
  • Refund Policy: 30-day money-back guarantee. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our customer service department at 1-866-919-5277.
  • Advance Preparation: No advance preparation is needed to complete any of TheTaxReview courses.
  • Record Retention: Tax Materials, Inc. will retain a record of course participants and final exam scores for a minimum of five years.

Courses Available in the Education Center

Use your Online Credit Hours to complete any of the courses listed below. Several new courses will be released in Mid-September.

CPE Course   CPE Hours   New   IRS Course Category   
Advanced Business TopcsDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Alternative Minimum TaxDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Annual Federal Tax RefresherDetails(+)6Federal Tax Refresher
Avoid Ethical ViolationsDetails(+)2Ethics
Basics of DepreciationDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Business EntitiesDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
California Tax for CRTPsDetails(+)5California Only
California Tax Update for CRTPsDetails(+)5California Only
Circular 230 EthicsDetails(+)2Ethics
Clients With ChildrenDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Clients With Unpaid TaxesDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Corporate FormalitiesDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
CrowdfundingDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Daycare ProvidersDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Direct SellersDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Disclosing Client InformationDetails(+)2Ethics
Divorced TaxpayersDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Ethical Violations - Hot ButtonsDetails(+)2Ethics
Foreclosures, Repossessions, & Cancelled DebtDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Guide to IRS CollectionsDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Health Care ReformDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
High Income - AMTDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Hobby Loss Rules/FarmersDetails(+)2Federal Tax Law
Identity TheftDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Income, Deductions, and CreditsDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Individual Tax Prep 101Details(+)4Federal Tax Law
Individual Tax Prep 201Details(+)4Federal Tax Law
Injured / Innocent SpouseDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Like-Kind Exchanges DepreciationDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Military PersonnelDetails(+)2Federal Tax Law
Minimize Business Tax LiabilityDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Minimize Individual Tax LiabilityDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Moving and RelocationDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Moving ExpensesDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
New Tax LawDetails(+)3Tax Law Updates
Preparing Partnership ReturnsDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Preparing S Corporation ReturnsDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Real Estate and Rental ActivitiesDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Repairs vs. ImprovementsDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Self-Employed and Rental ActivitiesDetails(+)4Federal Tax Law
Senior Tax PlanningDetails(+)2Federal Tax Law
Seniors and Taxpayers With DisabilitiesDetails(+)2Federal Tax Law
Taxpayer RightsDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law
Transportation Industry & TruckersDetails(+)1Federal Tax Law

Excellent Courses at Low Prices

You will enjoy our courses! In fact, the average satisfaction rating for our courses is 4.9 out 5. It is our passion to provide the best courses at the best prices.

Course Option Retail Price Price Per Hour
20 Online Credit Hours - Best Value! $159.00 $7.95
8 Online Credit Hours $89.00 $11.13
1 Online Credit Hour $16.00 $16.00
4 Hour Printed Course $49.00 $12.25
3 Hour Printed Course $45.00 $15.00
2 Hour Printed Course $38.00 $19.00

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Determine which format you prefer.

Online Print
Study Guide Format PDF Format - print yourself or review online. Study guide will be mailed to you.
Course Options Use your credit hours to complete any CPE/CE course. Select courses available in print.
Course Availability Available immediately! New courses released throughout the year. New courses are released yearly in September.
Grading Final exams are completed online. No extra charges for grading.

CTEC Approved

California Tax Education Council

Tax Materials, Inc. is registered with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to provide continuing education to registered tax professionals.

  • All courses offered by Tax Materials, Inc. are CTEC approved.
  • Results are regularly uploaded to CTEC.
California Tax for CRTPs CE / CE Course Cover

California Tax for CRTPs CPE/CE Course - 5 Credit Hours

Learn rules specific to California related to filing tax returns to report items for individuals, businesses, estates, filing requirements, and user fees administered by the Senate of California Franchise Tax Board.

  • Course satisfies the CTEC 5 hour California state tax requirement for CRTPs.
  • Spring Release: 5/1/2016
  • Fall Release: 11/1/2016

Course Overview
This course covers rules specific to California income tax returns. Program content includes rules for individuals, partnerships, LLCs, corporations, estates and trusts, and other filing requirements and user fees administered by the State of California Franchise Tax Board.

CPE Credit Hours
5 Credit Hours. One 50-minute period equals one CPE/CE Credit Hour.

Learning Objectives
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Recommended Participants
Individuals who prepare California income tax returns are encouraged to participate in this course.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID Number
109322

CTEC Course Number
6193-CE-0032

Annual Filing Season Program

Internal Revenue Service

The Annual Filing Season Program is a voluntary program, offered by the IRS, designed to encourage tax return preparers to participate in continuing education (CE) courses. Tax Materials, Inc. is an approved IRS CE Provider. (More)

Two Classifications of Tax Preparers

The IRS has determined two classifications of tax preparers.

1) Exempt from AFTR (Credentialed)
Tax Preparers with one of the following credentials are exempt from completing the AFTR course and test if they choose to participate in the AFSP:

  • CPA
  • Attorney
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
  • Enrolled Actuary
  • National and State Tests (More)

2) Non-Exempt from AFTR (Non-Credentialed)
Tax preparers are required to take the AFTR course and test in addition to the continuing education hours to receive the AFSP-Record of Completion.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Continuing Education taken between 1/1/2016 and 12/31/2016 will count as CE credit hours for the AFSP - Record of Completion.

Exempt - 15 Total CE Hours
3 CE Hours - Tax Law Updates
10 CE Hours - Federal Tax Law
2 CE Hours - Ethics
Choose Online Credit Hours or the AFSP Exempt Package to to complete your CE Requirements! See chart below to compare.
Non-Exempt - 18 Total CE Hours
6 CE Hours - AFTR Course and Test
10 CE Hours - Federal Tax Law
2 CE Hours - Ethics
Choose Online Credit Hours or the AFSP Non-Exempt Package to to complete your CE Requirements! See chart below to compare.

Compare AFSP Continuing Education Options

20 Online Credit Hours Best Seller! AFSP Exempt Package AFSP Non-Exempt Package
Overview Complete the Exempt or Non-Exempt CE Requirements.
  • Choose from a variety of courses
  • AFTR Course is available
  • 15 hours of CE
  • Includes 6 printed courses
  • Satisfies Exempt CE Requirements
  • 18 hours of CE
  • Includes the AFTR Course and 5 additional printed courses
  • Satisfies Non-Exempt CE Requirements
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