NEW YORK – May 4, 2011 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is teaming up with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) to help tax preparers achieve their professional goals and fulfill CPE requirements through a series of top-notch training programs designed for Intuit customers. More than 300 courses cover everything from basic to advanced tax preparation to preparing for the Enrolled Agent Exam and the impending Registered Tax Preparer Exam.
The courses are offered at special discounted pricing for Intuit customers and are available in a variety of ways to meet practitioners’ needs, including in-person workshops, live and on-demand webinars and facilitated online courses.
“Because tax professionals have different goals and needs, we have different tracks of education to help them meet their training goals,” said Allessandria Polizzi, group manager for learning and development, Intuit Accounting Professionals Division. “Together, our two organizations will offer affordable training that help tax preparers achieve their training goals and meet the new IRS regulations. We are thrilled to partner with NATP to bring excellent training to Intuit customers.”
In the extensive course library, Intuit and NATP offer classes to help tax professionals prepare for the Enrolled Agent Exam conducted by the IRS to become an enrolled agent and a basic tax training course for new employees or new tax preparers who want to learn how to do Form 1040 tax preparation.
Additionally, Intuit and NATP offer a preparation course for the soon-to-be-required Registered Tax Preparer Exam. Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, unlicensed tax preparers must complete 15 hours of continuing professional education training each year, beginning in 2012. Unlicensed preparers are those who, until now, have not been formally regulated by the IRS. By the end of 2013, these unlicensed preparers will be required to pass a competency test in order to become Registered Tax Return Preparers.
For more detailed information about the courses, please visit the NATP’s Intuit course website at http://www.natptax.com/intuit/Pages/default.aspx.