Learn about taxes safely from home

H&R Block virtual tax classes are a safe and convenient way to learn everything you ever wanted to know about taxes from, well anywhere. And with work from home on the rise, our virtual income tax preparation course can help accelerate your career and could even lead to a potential job.Disclaimer number160. Scroll to bottom of page.

Virtual learning

Learn from home with online tax preparation courses through the H&R Block academy.

Convenient & flexible

Monthly classes begin in August, with some in-person locations available.

Skilled instructors

Learn from experienced H&R Block Tax Professionals.

Your future looks bright with
our Income Tax Course

Taking H&R Block’s income tax preparation course can help lead to a potential job or jump-start your remote working career. In fact, many of H&R Block’s first year tax pros started with Block this way. A new future as a tax pro could be yours in 12 weeks.Disclaimer number160. Scroll to bottom of page.

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Already a pro at taxes? Put your expertise to the test with our Tax Knowledge Assessment. Depending on how you score, you could test out of H&R Block’s income tax classes. Go ahead, prove you’re a pro.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Tax theory
  • Current tax laws and filing practices
  • Step–by–step skills to prepare tax returns
  • Client communication skills and techniques
  • Total class time is 73 hours

Course Program Includes

  • Interactive, professional discussions
  • One–on–one instructor assistance
  • Hands–on experience with the latest tax software
  • Real–world tax preparation exercises
  • e–book course materials in English and Spanish

Course Graduates Receive

H&R Block Tax Course Topics

  • Wages, Income, and Taxes
  • Credits
  • Depreciation
  • Filing Requirements
  • Education Provisions
  • Penalties and Amended Returns
  • Ethics
  • Retirement Contributions
  • Passive Income
  • Qualifying Dependents and Support
  • Retirement Distributions
  • Tax Planning
  • Dependent-Related Filing Statuses
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Farms
  • Interest and Dividend Income
  • Self-Employment Income
  • Software Simulation
  • EITC and ACTC
  • Capital Assets
  • State Fundamentals
  • Other Income and Adjustments

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the H&R Block Income Tax Course?

With the H&R Block Income Tax Course, you can learn how to prepare taxes like a proDisclaimer number160. Scroll to bottom of page.. Convenient locations, and class times, mean you’ll learn from the best on a schedule that works for you. Your tax preparation career starts here!

What topics could I expect to cover?

  • Wages, Income, and Taxes
  • Credits
  • Depreciation
  • Filing Requirements
  • Education Provisions
  • Penalties and Amended Returns
  • Ethics
  • Retirement Contributions
  • Passive Income
  • Qualifying Dependents and Support
  • Retirement Distributions
  • Tax Planning
  • Dependent-Related Filing Statuses
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Farms
  • Interest and Dividend Income
  • Self-Employment Income
  • Software Simulation
  • EITC and ACTC
  • Capital Assets
  • State Fundamentals
  • Other Income and Adjustments

What can I expect from the class?

The course consists of 60 hoursDisclaimer number161. Scroll to bottom of page. of instruction which includes instructor led sessions, online training and practice sessions. Additional time commitments outside of class homework will vary by student. Some examples of additional time spent outside the classroom may include: tutoring to understand more complex tax concepts, participating in study groups and completing generally assigned home work.

The Income Tax Course (ITC) starts with a foundation of tax theory where concepts build upon each other. Students are encouraged to actively participate in classroom discussions to understand concepts and ideas as early as possible. Issues with foundational topics should be addressed prior to moving on to other topics.

Basic computer skills and reliable access to the internet are required.

How much does the class cost?

The Income Tax Course is offered with no charge for tuition or course fees. Students are required to purchase course materials in all states except for New York and Tennessee, where purchase of some materials are optional. Course materials are offered for a fee of $149 in most states, and $99 in Minnesota. The printed course materials fee may be non-refundable, depending on your state requirements. See the refund policy below for more details. Note, state tax, if applicable, will be applied after the $149 course material fee.

Are there additional costs for books and materials?

Students are required to purchase course materials in all states except for New York and Tennessee, where purchase of some materials are optional. Course materials are offered for a fee of $149 in most states, and $99 in Minnesota. The printed course materials fee may be non-refundable, depending on your state requirements. See the refund policy below for more details. Note, state tax, if applicable, will be applied after the $149 course material fee.

How often does the class meet?

Classes generally meet for 3-hour sessions, 2-3 times per week or on weekends for 3-hour sessions. Class schedules can vary by location.

Are there bilingual courses available?

ITC courses will be taught in English with Spanish translation in class as needed. Textbooks will be provided in both English and an electronic copy in Spanish. Course tests and software used are in English only.

When are classes available?

Classes usually begin early August to mid-September and go through November. Specific dates will be listed with the class you have chosen to attend.

Will class times meet my schedule?

We vary our class times and locations to accommodate our students. The H&R Block Income Tax Course is designed for busy people with jobs, school or family commitments.

What happens if I miss a class?

Classes are held days, evenings and weekends. If you miss your regular time, you may be able to take a class at another time that week. And, if you are traveling in the U.S., you may be able to take a course at another H&R Block location nationwide to ensure you won’t miss anything.

What are the course attendance policies?

Our general attendance requirements state that participants cannot miss or fail to complete more than 8 hours of any of the instructor-led sessions. All self-study online training session must be completed in order to successfully complete the course.

The class attendance requirement may vary based on the specific state where the class is held.

May I enroll after the classes have already begun?

Enrollment is allowed up to and including the first week of class, but is discouraged after that time.

What if I want to learn about a specific area of tax preparation?

The course covers basic tax preparation and gives you the foundation needed to prepare a tax return. Our Tax Pros take advanced classes that focus on areas of special interest.

Do I get credit for previous education or training?

No credit for previous education or training is offered. Credits earned at the H&R Block Income Tax Course may not transfer to another educational institution.

Do I need a college diploma?

No, you’re not required to have a college degree. Graduation from high school or an equivalent degree is required in Delaware, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. In Connecticut, all students are required to achieve an acceptable score on the basic Wonderlic Scholastic Test as a basis for admission.

What if I’m under 18 and want to take the course?

You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment to enroll in the H&R Block Income Tax Course.

Let’s Do This.

You can read through our course FAQs, call 888-412-7880 or contact us online.

Beginning August 24, classes will be offered online. Limited in-person classes will also be available at select office locations. Class times are flexible to fit your current job, school, and family schedules. Please complete the form below and H&R Block will contact you with more details when class schedules become available.

Thank You

We appreciate your interest in H&R Block’s Income Tax Course. A representative from your local office will contact you with information on class schedules and availability.



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