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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Income Tax Preparer


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Anyone who is compensated for preparing or assisting in the preparation of a tax return must register with the Internal Revenue Service, and, if applicable, successfully pass an examination. The DMACC Income Tax Preparer certificate will help prepare you for the IRS tax preparer tests and assist you in meeting the annual continuing education requirement for Tax Preparers.

For more information about the Accounting Income Tax Preparer certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/accounting.

Locations Ankeny, Boone, Urban

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Accounting Income Tax Preparer Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or higher in all ACC coursework.

Semester 3


Select either ACC 850  or ACC 932  with ACC 946  .

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 13


These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Accounting Specialist .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books (approximate) 125 250 250
Equipment - Calculator 15    

Approximate total for the program $2,551*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Prepare tax returns including review of past tax returns, data input and analysis of records.
  • Operate business equipment including computers and calculators.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained through coursework.
  • Be able to follow instructions.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business operations and documents.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • Each hour of class requires two to three hours of preparation.
  • Reading and math skills are very important.
  • Career advancement will ordinarily require further training and education.
  • Regular classroom attendance is important for continuity of learning.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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