Conclusion - Resources For Preparing For The Exam

Studying for the exam is a commitment of time and energy. A number of resources are available designed to help candidates learn the required material and pass the exam. Here is a partial list:

Past Exams

Online and Print Special Enrollment Examination Study Guides:

IRS Tax Products DVD Publication 1796
Available on the IRS Web site at: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Order-The-IRS-Tax-Products-DVD-(Publication-1796)

The DVD contains:

  • Current year forms, instructions, and publications
  • Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications
  • Internal Revenue Code - Title 26
  • IRS Tax Map: An electronic research tool and finding aid
  • Tax law frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system
  • Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms
  • Internal Revenue Bulletins
  • Toll-free and e-mail technical support
  • Pub. 1796 is released twice during the year in January and March
  • Web update page
List Of IRS Publications, Forms And Schedules - Individuals
Related Articles
  1. Taxes

    What IRS Form 990 Tells About a Nonprofit

    Want a picture of an organization's activities? This annual form, open to the public, sums up everything from salaries paid to missions accomplished.
  2. Taxes

    Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Most of the time, it makes sense for couples to file their taxes jointly. Except for these possible exceptions...
  3. Taxes

    What IRS Form 1023 Is Used For

    To be treated as a tax-exempt organization, start by filling out this form.
  4. Taxes

    Late with Your Taxes? Grab IRS Form 4868

    Fill out this form to get a few more months to file your tax return. But remember, April 15 is still the payment due date if you owe taxes.
  5. Taxes

    What IRS Form 8949 Is For

    Selling a painting or that lake property? Disposing of your fossil fuel stocks? You need to know about this IRS form.
  6. Professionals

    Holding Out for Capital Gains Could Be a Mistake

    Holding stocks for the sole purpose of avoiding short-term capital gains taxes may be a mistake, especially if all the signs say get out.
  7. Professionals

    Advisors: Warn Clients About These Audit Triggers

    There are several factors that may increase the risk of an audit, especially with high-net-worth clients.
  8. Professionals

    3 States Where Taxes Can Hammer Retirees

    Knowing which states ding retirees with the highest tax implications should be part of your retirement research.
  9. Professionals

    Best Ways to Avoid RMD Tax Hits on IRAs

    If you want to avoid hefty tax penalties, read this cheat sheet on IRA required minimum distributions.
  10. Retirement

    Top Tips for Minimizing Taxes on Social Security

    Social Security benefits are taxable under certain circumstances. Here are some ways retirees can lessen the tax burden.
RELATED TERMS
  1. Structured Transaction

    A series of transactions that could have been treated as a single ...
  2. Tax Deductible Interest

    A borrowing expense that a taxpayer can claim on a federal or ...
  3. Working Tax Credit (WTC)

    A tax credit offered to low-income individuals working in the ...
  4. Proof of Charitable Contributions

    Substantiation required by the Internal Revenue Service for a ...
  5. Quid Pro Quo Contribution

    A charitable donation for which the donor receives something ...
  6. Readvanceable Mortgage

    A mortgage feature that allows the borrower to re-borrow the ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the best free online calculators for calculating my taxable income?

    Free online calculators for determining your taxable income are located at Bankrate.com, TaxACT.com and Moneychimp.com. Determining ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. In what instances does overhead qualify for certain tax allowances?

    Businesses are just as keen as anyone else to keep their tax burdens low by any means possible. Overhead expenses often qualify ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

    Wash trading, the intentional practice of manipulating a stock's activity level to deceive other investors, is not a legal ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How are write-offs recorded on my tax return?

    The way your write-offs are recorded on your tax return varies depending on whether you are filing a personal or business ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How is the deductible I paid for my insurance claim treated for tax purposes?

    The deductible you pay on your health insurance policy may be tax-deductible if you meet certain conditions. However, whether ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What is the difference between comprehensive income and gross income?

    Comprehensive income and gross income are similar, but comprehensive income is a specific term used on a company's financial ... Read Full Answer >>
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!