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Become a Tax Preparer, You Can’t Lose (Much)
As we point out in our article about why to become a tax preparer, there are many reasons why someone might choose to become a tax professional.
Our recent Pronto Tax Class Live course held in Carson was an illustration of the various reasons why people choose to take our basic income tax course to become a tax preparer: one student simply wanted to be able to do his own and his family members’ taxes, another student was already working at a tax company and looking to get a raise by acquiring a new credential, another student was exploring a “Plan B” option if God forbid he gets laid off from his day job.
But no matter what your reason for considering becoming a professional tax preparer, there is one aspect of becoming a tax pro that is appealing to all demograhics and that is:
It is REALLY cheap (with Pronto Tax Class) to become a tax preparer! And it’s not really cheap to have your taxes professionally prepared. This equation equals opportunity for the newly minted tax preparers such as are graduating daily from our 60-hour online basic income tax course.
New Tax Preparers Should Try Tax Prep Software Programs Before Buying
“What tax preparation software should I use?” This has been one of the most common questions from the graduates of our 60-hour online income tax course Pronto Tax Class.
We are currently working on our reviews of the best tax preparation software for new beginning tax preparers and we should be able to release those reviews of professional tax prep software within 7-14 days once we complete our testing.
However, newly minted tax preparers should not wait for us (or anyone else) to tell them what is the best tax preparation software to use. Instead, beginning tax preparers should request free “demo” version of various tax preparation software options and test these programs out for themselves. Read more to find out why it’s best to test!
How Many Tax Returns Do You Need to Do to Make It “Worth It” to Become a Tax Preparer?
We received an interesting report yesterday from our partner bank, Refund Advantage. The report showed how many tax returns were e-filed in the 90745 Carson, California zip code during the 2011 tax season. We were happy to see that our Carson team with Kent Frye and Joel Earnest and Sonia Lugo e-filed more tax returns in 2011 than any other tax preparation company in Carson, California. That was gratifying to see all the hard work that Kent, Joel, and Sonia put into serving clients pay off by having the most clients in the 90745 zip code.
But what was a bit troubling was our realization, by looking at this report, that many tax preparers are not doing barely any tax returns per year. This is unfortunate, is somethikng that we’d like to help our Pronto Tax Class Students avoid, and brings us to the question: How many tax returns do YOU need to do this tax season to pull a decent profit as a first-year tax preparer?
All Tax Preparers Are Entrepreneurs
All tax preparers are entrepreneurs–but some of them haven’t realized it yet. What do we mean by this statement?
Well, it’s as simple as this: every year as a tax pro, you must COMPETE for your clients’ business, and in order to compete effectively, you have to summon your inner entrepreneur and market yourself effectively, “close” sales, and then market more and close more.
If you don’t compete with an entrepreneurial spirit, you won’t win clients like you can and should! Click “read more” to read more, but before you do that, make sure to watch this classic movie clip: