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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this course:
Every California tax preparer must complete 20 hours of continuing education per year in order to keep the CTEC registration current. You can face fines of up $5,000 per incident if you do taxes for pay without current CTEC registration. Completing your annual course helps you stay compliant, while also updating and refreshing you for the tax season ahead.
Our 20 hour CTEC & IRS course is unique and popular for two main reasons: 1) it's developed by real tax preparers who actually work with real clients, and 2) it's not insanely boring like so many other tax education products. In fact, it's rather entertaining at times, if we do say so ourselves. Our perspective is unique, and we focus on creating great value for you.
Yes. You read the textbook, watch the videos, take the test, and get instant scoring, all online. With the Forever Edition Membership, we also provide three live online training webinars, with full question & answer.
And that's OK! That's why we have two options: The One Time, with no annual automatic charge, and the Forever Edition, with one small annual automatic charge. Just choose whichever option you prefer, it's all good! :)
In order to provide you with the most updated information, some of the Forever Edition bonuses are out closer to tax season, while some are available instantly. As a Forever Edition Member, you'll receive notifications when new Forever Edition Bonuses are posted. And, since your course access doesn't expire, you can log in at anytime to view those additional bonus trainings!
We conduct three main "versions" of this course: the July 1 release, a September update, and then a January update (right before tax season). Forever Edition Members get access to every updated version, when it comes out. This allows you to "pick up" all the new changes throughout the year without paying for extra courses before tax season!
Yes! If you take this course and want the AFSP credential, you got it. Keep in mind, this course is only for California tax professionals. If you are based in another state, please take our AFSP course.
We get it, change is not always easy. As we have grown our membership, we outgrew our old platform, there were too many technical glitches. The new system is a much improved and more stable online learning platform.
Thank you to all our thousands of loyal RenewCTEC.com members and rest assured the best is yet to come!
Yes, we sure do! It comes out after the English version so we can build in time to translate everything. We are committed to providing tax education in both English and Spanish. Buy here (anticipated release date for this year's Spanish version course is September 1, 2020).
We offer a 14-Day No-Hassle Money-Back Guarantee on the online course! The only exception is if we have already reported your hours. If we have reported either your CTEC or IRS hours, there are no refunds whatsoever, even if you're within the 14-Day refund period.
If you already have a Forever Edition Membership from a previous year, our system won't allow you to buy it again; the system will tell you that you're already enrolled. To check your membership status, click here to log in to your Pronto Tax School Account. If you see a course in your Dashboard called "Forever Edition Bonuses," you're already a Forever Edition Member. You don't need to buy or do anything, your new course will just automatically show up in your account on July 1.
We only want you to be a Member if you want to be a Member. You can cancel anytime! Either visit this page to cancel, or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to cancel. You'll then receive a notification that your Membership has been canceled and no charge will appear on your card.
This is something that we are working on now with our development team. We expect to have a way to do that sometime soon. In the meantime, if you're pretty sure you want the Forever Edition, would be a good idea to just get it now. You can always cancel later if you want to cancel. This way you know you are getting the best deal possible.
We support Members primarily via fast response email support. You can ask questions or get support by emailing email@example.com. Every email you send creates a 'ticket' on our system that must be resolved and this makes sure that we take care of every single need that you have. We also conduct phone support at 310-422-1283 and you can also send a text message to that number.