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Bunker Hill Community College to Offer New Online Course for Tax Preparers

Friday, December 9, 2011

BHCC’s Office of Community Education has partnered with the Pacific Northwest Tax School (PNWTS) to offer an online class titled "The Basic Tax Course."

The course will address the new Internal Revenue Service testing requirements for tax preparers. The exam is expected to affect 300,000 to 500,000 existing tax preparers nationwide who must pass the new IRS exam by the end of 2013 or be forced to leave the industry. The IRS test is scheduled to be rolled out this spring.

The partnership between BHCC and PNWTS will provide students with immediate access to online tax education courses and the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion.

“Offering opportunities for personal and professional development to members of the Boston community—that is the goal of Community Education at Bunker Hill Community College,” stated Wayne K. Johnson, Director of BHCC’s Office of Community Education. “This pragmatic, online course will not only help tax preparers get ready for the new nationwide IRS competency exam, but will also help everyone who uses the services of this profession,” Johnson added.

The course starts immediately. Cost is $500. 
To apply, go to and click on “Basic Tax Course.”

For more information, contact Wayne K. Johnson, Director of Office of Community Education, New Programs, at 617.228.2462 or email:

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