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Not sure about you, but when we learn, we like to know something about who’s doing the teaching.

Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is a third-generation family business with multiple office locations in the Los Angeles area. We were one of the first companies in the U.S. to cater to the Latino market by creating bilingual office environments way back in the 1960s and we are proud to say we have always served all clients of any race or religion to the best of our abilities.  We do thousands of tax returns every year.

In 2011, we founded our new tax education division which is now known as Pronto Tax School, Inc.

Pronto Tax School, on a Mission

The mission of Pronto Tax School, Inc. is to make the lives of tax professionals easier and more profitable.

Although we are also popular with tax preparers at the bigger tax preparation companies, and of course we welcome anyone and everyone to take our courses, we have a passion for empowering independent tax professionals and putting you on an even playing field with the major players. 

We view ourselves as a “secret weapon” for all the smaller tax offices and indepdendent tax preparers because we give you top-quality tax training at prices that are accessible to all tax professionals and unlike so many other education providers, we have TONS of real-life experience, we know exactly what our customers go through each and every tax season. 

Also worth noting, we refuse to create courses that are boring, we like to have fun with our materials so if you’re looking to be super-bored while completing your tax education we won’t be a good fit for you.  🙂

A Family Business

The majority owner of Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. is Kent Frye and Kent was the primary author of our CTEC-approved 20 hour continuing education course here at RenewCTEC.com.  Kent has been training tax preparers within our company for more than 40 years. Kent is an Enrolled Agent licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

Take a look at this client review of Kent’s service, this review lets you know what kind of effort and personal touch Kent puts into his tax consulting work.

Kent’s son, Andy, is the primary author of this year’s RenewCTEC.com course. Andy is also an Enrolled Agent, and has personally prepared more than 10,000 tax returns, in addition to creating several of the industry’s most innovative training products. 

Many other Pronto Tax Team Members have made valuable contributions to this course with special credit to our website developer Colleen Rice Nelson.

Our Credentials

Pronto Tax School, Inc. is an approved education provider with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC Provider #6201) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS Provider #MPMDK). These are the two accreditations that are most important in the tax prep industry and we have both of them in place.

These credentials allow us to provide continuing education hours for tax professionals including Enrolled Agents.

In reality, because we remember here at Pronto we are all about keeping it real, our best credential is the approval of our thousands of loyal RenewCTEC.com Customers who have made our RenewCTEC.com course one of the best-selling courses of any CTEC-approved course, year after year!

Our Other Websites

The company website for our brick-and-mortar tax preparation business is www.Pronto4Tax.com.

The main hub for the tax school is www.ProntoTaxSchool.com.

This website, www.RenewCTEC.com, tailors to the specific needs of California tax professionals to give you the required 20 hour CTEC course.

Our “become a tax preparer” website, for people who may want to get into the tax business, is www.ProntoTaxClass.com.

Remember, too, that we are always open to hearing from YOU about how we can improve our courses and serve you better, send any feedback to teacher AT pronto4tax.com.

Below please find a map of a few of our Los Angeles area locations. If you ever in the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to drop in and say hi! We love to develop relationships with our fellow tax professionals.

Pronto Income Tax Locations in Los Angeles Area