Targeted Tax Training will give you the tools you need to become a certified tax preparation professional. 

Our online courses will walk you through everything from getting your initial Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to setting up your own business for preparing tax returns.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to advance your career as a certified public accountant (CPA), enrolled agent (EA), real estate agent, insurance agent or investments specialist, we offer over 25 online courses and dozens of free YouTube videos to ensure you are on the best path forward. 


100% online: Flexible courses can fit around full-time work, wherever you are

IRS approved: All courses have been approved by the IRS for continuing education

CPE approved: Our courses will help you fill your CPE requirements

Holistic approach: A combination of reading, videos, quizzes, practical examples and group coaching

Course Categories

Tax Preparer Certification Program

Tax Preparation Basics

Filing Tax Returns

Real Estate & Rental Property

Special Tax Topics

Exceptional training at affordable prices

With Targeted Tax Training you have access to high-quality tax education, from the comfort of your home, at an average of $19.95 per credit hour. In addition, if you purchase our bundles, you benefit from up to 50% discounts.

Free group coaching


Have questions about the course material, preparing your first returns or starting a business?

Working directly with experienced tax professionals is invaluable, which is why weekly group coaching is included FREE for all Targeted Tax Training students. Additionally, if you’re interested in 1-1 coaching, this is available for a reasonable fee. 

Qualify for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)


Through Targeted Tax Training, we hope to see all students become PTIN holders and progress to qualifying for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). The AFSP sets a higher standard for preparers who are not CPAs, attorneys, or enrolled agents by requiring annual continuing education. In return preparers are listed in the IRS directory of tax preparers and members are allowed limited practice rights before the IRS.

Meet your instructor, Michael E. Scott


Michael E. Scott is a certified public accountant (CPA), owner of Scott & Scott Certified Public Accountants and the founder of Targeted Tax Training. After 45+ years gaining income tax experience, he’s now sharing his wealth of knowledge to help you establish a full-time or part-time career in tax preparation.

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