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Become a Tax Preparer

A Day in the Life of a Tax Preparer

By Tim Frye

When you prepare taxes for a living, you live for tax season.   This is where your bread is buttered, where you reach the financial red zone, where you see the fruits of your off season labor pay off.  Tax preparers often live very enigmatic, interesting lives.  One day you may make 400 dollars, the next you may make zero.  The day in the life of a tax preparer is always a unique one.   Let’s take a look at a day in the life of tax preparer, and all that entails.


Is It Difficult to Become a Tax Preparer?

By Tim Frye

The task of becoming a tax preparer can be relatively easy compared to the rocky road of some similar ventures, such as becoming a real estate agent or an insurance agent.  Tax preparation can be a quirky profession, meaning it is essentially not a year round profession but a more seasonal one.  Let's take a look at the requirements to become a tax preparer, and discuss a few intricacies of the tax business.


Special Note for Self-Employed Tax Preparers

With Pronto Tax Class, you can become a professional tax preparer in 60 hours or less. There is a reason they call us Pronto, it is not an accident. But if you want to work as a self-employed tax preparer and it is close to tax season as you are reading this article, you might want to get your EFIN application in right now, before you even take our 60 hour tax course.

It can take the IRS up to 4-6 weeks to issue a new EFIN, so get on that EFIN ASAP if you want to be a self-employed tax preparer this tax season. Luckily we have a free resource to share with you on this topic so just keep reading.

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Tips for Starting Your Own Tax Preparation Office

By Luke Frye

My name is Luke and this year (2013) I was a member of the "Start-Up Crew" in the new Pronto Income Tax Van Nuys location. I learned a lot about what it takes to start a tax preparation office. I definitely don't know everything and I am still learning every day, but in this article I will share with you five things that I do know, that I have learned from experience in working at a tax office start-up.

How Much Money Can I Make Doing Taxes?

By Tim Frye

Everyone seems to be asking the same question recently. In fact, you probably just googled it and got this as a result. How much can I make doing taxes? Well, the answer is not as cut and clear as you may think. There are a multitude of factors that go into the determining equation of your total income from tax season. Are you beginning your venture under an apprenticeship or a company with a long standing history and capacious clientele? Or are you going it your own, buying your own tax program and building a client base from scratch? If so, how vast is your sphere of influence? Let’s delve into the factors involved in producing income doing other people’s taxes…





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