At a Glance:

Floyd: Stanley Walker
Stanley Walker, Instructor of Accounting
Office: J149
Phone: 706-295-6994
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Accounting, Business Administrative Technologies

Gordon: Tom Bojo
Tom Bojo, Dean of Academic Affairs Gordon & Polk County Campuses
Office: 231
Phone: 706-378-1715
Campus: Gordon County Campus, Polk County Campus
Department: Academic Affairs, General Education & Learning Support , Industrial Technologies, Public Service Technology, Business Administrative Technologies

Tax Preparation Specialist (TPS1)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Tax Preparation Specialist technical certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for tax preparers. Topics include—principles of accounting, tax accounting, business calculators, mathematics, and basic computer skills.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (16 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
Provides instruction for the preparation of individual federal income tax returns. Topics include: taxable income, income adjustments, schedules, standard deductions, itemized deductions, exemptions, tax credits, and tax calculations.
Provides instruction for preparation of both state and federal partnership, corporation and other business tax returns. Topics include: organization form, overview of taxation of partnership, special partnership issues, corporate tax elections, adjustments to income and expenses, tax elections, forms and schedules, tax credits, reconciliation of book and tax income, tax depreciation methods, and tax calculations.
Accounting Elective