Certificate of Tax Practitioner McHenry County College
The Tax Practitioner Certificate consists of four tax courses: individual, corporate, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice and procedures and the Enrolled Agent Review course or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Clinic participation. These four courses are spread out throughout the calendar year enabling you to prepare for your Enrolled Agent (EA) Examination.
An EA is a federally-authorized tax practitioner with technical expertise in the field of taxation, who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. As an EA, you'll prepare and/or review tax returns and represent taxpayers before the IRS and state governments.
MCC pioneered the Tax Practitioner Certificate program that is now being duplicated at other institutions and by the National Association of Enrolled Agents.
MCC's program delivers content beyond what is necessary for you to successfully pass the Enrolled Agent (EA) exam, offering intense training on taxpayer representation.
Student internships are available with community employers and the opportunity to work at the VITA tax site at MCC each filing season.
Careers: Tax preparer, taxpayer representative, tax planner.