2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog

Basic Tax Certificate

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The Basic Tax certificate prepares the student for an entry-level position in a tax preparation enterprise or a variety of business settings where knowledge of taxation and accounting practices is required.

Credit Hours Required: 18

Note: This program can be completed entirely online.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Basic Tax Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Perform financial accounting functions using proper format and procedure based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the International Financial and Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  2. Prepare and interpret financial statements and reports for service and merchandising companies.
  3. Prepare complex tax returns and communicate the effects of tax rules for individuals, partnerships and corporations.
  4. Use current technology and software applications to input, manage, interpret and communicate financial information.