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Tax Preparer Assistant

61-101-2 Pathway Certificate
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online


Upon completion of this certificate, students will have the basic knowledge to prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses. Students are taught accounting principles, including payroll tax principles, special procedures, and financial statements, along with how to use beginning accounting software. In addition, students will practice completing and filing individuals federal and Wisconsin income tax returns through project-based learning.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Tax Preparer Assistant is a pathway option in the following program:


Employers will expect Tax Preparer Assistant completers to be able to:

Federal 1040 Form

Accounting Pathway

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