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FAQ's(Frequently Asked Questions)

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1) Are we an IRS-approved provider for tax continuing education courses?

2) Do I need to finish my training in one session?

No, you can do it at your own pace.

3) Is the Certificate of Completion available once I finish my course?

Yes, once you pass your exam for that course, the "Certificate of Completion" will be automatically sent to your e-mail. At that time, the certificate will be printable.

4) How does the IRS know that I have completed the course?

After successful completion of each course, 1040 Education, LLC will submit your completed hours to the IRS by the next business day at no extra cost to you.
This expedited next-day reporting service ensures your continuing-education status is current so that you can quickly renew your PTIN as soon as you are ready to do so.

5) Does completing my hours renew my license?

No, you will still need to renew your license with the IRS through their system and fulfill any other pending requirements if applicable. Completion of the required courses merely fulfills the continuing-education portion of your license renewal.

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6) How do I know my CE hours have been reported to the IRS?

The IRS has communicated that they will update each PTIN holder's account with completed CE hours in the future. Our reporting to, an independent administrative arm to the IRS, began August 15th, 2012. We will continue to update completed hours on a daily basis to System.

7) Do you accept checks or money orders for payment?

8) Is my online payment secure?

Yes, your payments are processed through PAYPAL's secure encryption website. Your online credit card transaction is guaranteed to be secure.

9) How can I contact your company?

Please go to our "Contact Us" section.

10) Is there a refund policy?

If you are unhappy with our products for any reason we will refund you for all courses purchased within 30 days. However, we cannot provide refunds once you have received the course certificate and credit with the IRS.

11) How long do I have to complete my course?

You will have 4 months to complete all courses after you pay for it.

12) I need to renew my PTIN or apply for a new PTIN. How can I do this?

13) Where can I find out exactly how many continuing education hours I need?

14) Do I have to reside in the United States to receive credit for the courses?

No, you do not have to reside in the United States. You can reside anywhere and still receive credit.

15) How does our program work, i.e., how does the student take the course?

Upon registration and payment, the student will be able to download the pdf
courses. After carefully reading the course, he should take the exam.
70% is passing. Any exams with a score of less than 70% may be retaken.
Upon successful passing of the exam, a certificate will be emailed to the student.
For more step-by-step instructions, view our demo: Click here to learn more details about this question.

16) Where do I search to see if I am in the Tax Return Preparers IRS directory?

17) How to become an EA (Enrolled Agent)

18) How do I obtain an AFSP "Record of Completion"?

19) How do I view my continuing education credits?


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    -Bob. Alabama
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