4 Signs of Credibility in an Online Tax Course

By: Jamie Waggoner

When considering what online tax course to choose, you want to make sure that you don’t end up taking an online tax course that’s a scam, or doesn’t provide you with a good learning experience

When asking yourself these questions you should consider trust, credibility, background, material, and cost.

This blog post will give you a few things to look for in an online tax course.

1: Moneyback Guarantee

Some online courses make you pay prices that are over your budget and you can’t get your money back if you don’t end up liking the course.  

You are stuck and you have wasted your money.  

With something like taxes, especially when you’re just starting out, you need the freedom to test the materials and see if it’s something that you enjoy learning about.

Pronto Tax School offers low prices (under $200 for the “become a tax preparer course” click here.

and you get your money back if you try the course and find it’s not a good fit for you.

We have a 14-day money back guarantee, two whole weeks to make up your mind about the product.

2: Approval from IRS

When looking at credibility you have to ask if the education provider is IRS approved, and what other agencies they are approved by, if any. 

Depending on the state where you plan to do taxes professionally, you may need to take a course approved by your state agency. 

For example, in California, new tax preparers must take a tax course approved by California Tax Education Council (CTEC. click here

If you want to be a California tax pro but the course you take is not CTEC-approved it won’t be much use to you.

Decide ahead of time which accreditations you need for your purposes.

3: Who Created the Course?

If you think about meeting people and becoming knowledgeable about them and their background you feel more comfortable, right?

Well if a program gave you a background about the creators would that make you feel more able to trust it? I think so!

Pronto Tax Class was created by Andy Frye.

 Andy’s Dad has been preparing taxes for over 50 years, and Andy himself has prepared over 10,000 tax returns, so you can be sure he has learned a few things about taxes.

Their course includes in their manual about their family and their history with taxes.

This makes people feel a lot more comfortable as if you now know who is teaching you through your new online tax classes.

4: Shouldn’t Be “Too Easy”

Pronto Tax School courses are great for people who want a flexible learning arrangement. 

You can access the courses 24/7/365.  The lessons are broken up into bite-sized pieces.

Now I bet you are wondering well what if I can’t complete a module in one sitting?

Do I lose all my work? No way! You are able to pause, save, and come back at any time.

The become a tax preparer course can be completed in about a week, but don’t blow through it just wanting to get it done the fastest way possible. 

It is strongly encouraged to take your time because taxes are no joking matter.  You want a course to challenge you and stretch your mind.


These are some things I know I would look for when trying to decide whether or not an online tax course has the credibility I need to proceed. 

Don’t get stuck with a terrible course you can’t get out of if you find it doesn’t meet your needs.

Choose a reputable online tax course created by people who know the realities of this business.  click here

About the writer:

Jamie Waggoner is a Communication Major at University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW).  Jamie’s favorite course at the moment is Integrated Marketing, which shows how smart companies use storytelling and word-of-mouth to develop authentic and compelling relationships with their customers and the general public.  Jamie did not realize when she accepted an internship at Pronto Tax School that she would become a tax expert, but hey, life is full of surprises and that’s a good thing.