Enrolled Agents and Tax Preparers
Welcome to BestCPE, the original home of quality online interactive CPE for CPAs, Enrolled Agents (EAs) and Tax Preparers. Our CPA CPE, EA CE, and Tax Preparer continuing education is designed to save you time and money while you learn and earn your credit.
CPA CPE courses are based on accounting, auditing, fraud, taxation, and managment books and publications. EA CE and Tax Preparer cpe courses are based on publications and books that review current federal tax law.
Opening for business in 1996, BestCPE was one of the first providers of online continuing education for CPAs and EAs. With thousands of satisfied customers, we hope you will join them and find out why they return year after year. At BestCPE, we aren't satisfied until you are satisfied.
Annual Filing Season Program from the IRS
This new program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Meet the requirements by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education, including a six hour federal tax law refresher course with test, and you will receive an Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion from the IRS. ***To qualify, these hours must be completed by December 31, 2014 or they will NOT be accepted by the IRS.*** For more information and a list of qualifying courses, click HERE!!
**NEW VIDEO COURSES**
Our latest courses....Travel and Entertainment with Bob and Moving and Selling a Home with Jim and Judy....are a video based courses. These courses use a series of short videos to cover federal tax law related to the subject material. So if you are tired of reading tax law materials, why not give this course a try. These courses is acceptable for CPAs in most states (see State Sponsor Agreements), Enrolled Agents, and tax preparers as part of the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Only $15 for 2 credit hours.
**NEW COURSES** Our newest courses for Enrolled Agents are now available.
>>Healthcare Reform - Affordable Care Tax Act Provisions - 4 credit hours for only $20
If you want to know how the Affordable Care Act impacts you and your clients, this course offers an excellent review..
>>EducationTax Benefits - 5 credit hours for only $25
Education Tax Benefits examines the programs, credits, deductions and federal income tax treatment of various items that affect saving for and financing an individual's education. In so doing, it considers qualified tuition programs (QTPs), Coverdell education savings accounts (ESAs), the education savings bond program , federal tax credits for education, the federal tax treatment of scholarships, fellowships, grants and tuition reductions and the deductions available for student loan interest, tuition and fees.
>>Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities- 3 credit hours for only $15
Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities is an online course that discusses the federal income tax treatment of, and limitations related to a) qualified employee plan contributions and distributions, and b) commercial annuity contracts. It examines the qualified plan limits and income taxability of: employer and employee contributions (including designated Roth account contributions); plan loans; life insurance contained in the plan; plan distributions, including distributions as periodic payments and non-periodic payments; required minimum distributions; and rollovers. The course also examines the tax treatment of lump-sum distributions and periodic payments received under commercial annuity contracts.
>>Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)- 2 credit hours for only $10
Individual Retirement Arrangements is an online course that examines the taxation of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). In so doing, it discusses traditional and Roth IRAs, addressing the federal rules concerning: contribution limits and tax treatment; tax treatment of traditional IRA distributions, including regular, early and lifetime required minimum distributions; tax treatment of qualified and nonqualified Roth IRA distributions; required distributions at death; and IRA rollovers.
>>Earn Income Credit - 5 credit hours for only $25
Earned Income Credit is a four-chapter course that examines the earned income credit rules, the common errors made in claiming the credit, the consequences of its disallowance by the IRS and the requirements imposed on tax return preparers for earned income credit due diligence. The course discusses the rules applicable to everyone, the rules applicable only to individuals with a qualifying child and the rules that apply only when the taxpayer has a qualifying child.
Are you looking for an easy, inexpensive way to complete your CE for the year. We have packaged together the Ethics, Tax Updates, Charitable Contributions and Federal Income Tax for Individuals courses into one convenient 16 hour package for only $50...that's $25 off of the 2013 price.. This is all an Enrolled Agent needs to meet the annual CE requirements.
Statement from the IRS to Tax Preparers
As of Friday, January 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, continuing education is not currently mandatory for tax return preparers who have a registered tax return preparer certificate or who were planning to obtain the registered tax return preparer designation. Program registrants must be advised that CE is not currently mandatory and that any option to proceed with registering or participating in a program is voluntary.
Fasttrack Courses Online Now!!!
Do you need a few last minute courses? Don't worry, we have lot's of taxation courses for CPAs, EAs and RTRPs with everything online. Just go to our Course Catalog and add the course you want to the cart, create a User ID and Password, enter your credit card information....and you are ready to begin. And you can work on the courses anytime you want.
If your cpe deadline is approaching fast, our taxation courses are perfect for that last minute cpe for CPAs and EAs. We can also ship the taxation course materials if you prefer to work offline. Our book courses are based on relevant and interesting topics that will be mailed to you.Join the thousands of CPAs and Enrolled Agents who have purchased top-quality, low-cost CPE from CPE Publications, Inc. We provide immediate shipment of materials, online grading for instant results and certification, and the best customer service in the business. Satisfaction guaranteed.