The California Tax Education Council (CTEC) recently approved CPE Link as a continuing education provider. With the addition of this California Registered Tax Preparer group, CPE Link is now serving six categories of financial professionals.

When CPE Link launched in 2008, it attracted CPAs from just a few states. Over the past four years, it has increased its reach, bringing its online curriculum to CPAs in all states plus international learners as well. Participants now include Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs), Enrolled Agents (EAs), and Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs). CPE Link targets its programs to qualify for each group’s special requirements.

Practitioners governed by CTEC must complete 20 hours of continuing tax education each year in order to renew their license. These hours are broken down into specific topic requirements: 10 hours federal tax, 3 hours federal tax updates, 5 hours California tax and 2 hours of Ethics.

CTEC professionals will be able to choose from a line-up of live webcasts that fit their required categories. These California tax practitioners can stay up to date with CPE Link’s “Quarterly Tax Updates” or choose hot topics like “The Battle between W-2 and 1099.” Live webcasts currently on the summer schedule include “Representing Your Client at a 1040 Audit” and “Curing the Addicted Tax Delinquent”—both part of Eva Rosenberg’s popular IRS Practice series.

In addition to live webcasts, CPE Link offers self-study courses—delivered completely online, allowing users to study at their own pace and take the final exam when ready. With topics like “California Tax Differences,” “Health Care Provisions,” and “Death of a Taxpayer,” California tax preparers will be able to easily satisfy their annual continuing education requirements and find topics of interest and benefit to their tax practices.

CPE Link is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education as well as the state boards regulating public accounting in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

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