CFCC Partners with The Income Tax School to Provide Tax Preparation Education Courses


Cape Fear Community College, in partnership with The Income Tax School, is providing an educational solution for regional tax professionals seeking to comply with new IRS suitability standards.


Effective January 1, 2011, the IRS implemented new requirements for “unenrolled” tax preparers (those who are not CPAs, attorneys, or enrolled agents).  The new requirements include:  mandatory preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs), continuing education, and competency testing.  These requirements have increased the demand for tax education.


The CFCC Continuing Education Department will be offering The Income Tax School series of online tax preparation courses.  The Income Tax School partners with several colleges, universities, career schools, and adult education programs nationwide to provide quality tax preparation training resources.  Developed by experienced tax professionals, The Income Tax School Curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of tax preparation skills.  The tax program is designed to meet the needs of those choosing to start a career as a tax professional, as well as for the experienced tax preparer seeking continuing education or assistance with preparing for the upcoming IRS Competency Exam.


Online course offerings begin November 1, 2011.  For more information about the new tax education courses, please visit or contact Kris Sipe, Professional Development Training Coordinator, at (910) 362-7617 or