Online Income Tax Course Outline

Whether you are already working in the Industry or looking for a new challenge, the H&R Block Income Tax Course is designed for people who enjoy working with numbers and who are interested in learning how to maximise tax refunds.

Our online modules coupled with weekly workshops led by our team of experienced instructors, will take you through all you need to know including the latest tax changes, helpful tax tips and suggestions for how to maximise refunds.

By the completion of the course, you’ll have all the skills you need to successfully prepare tax returns under the supervision of a Registered Tax Agent.

The course will give you the basis for a career as a tax consultant, and allow you to prepare returns. So if you are looking for a new career, then this may be right up your alley as no previous experience is necessary.

Class structure
Course topics
Course outline

Online video tutorial plus one face-to-face workshop each week

To complete the course you will be required to attend one 2 and a half hour workshop per week which will be led by one of our instructors. In addition, you will also need to commit to approximately 10-12 hours of additional study at home each week consisting of reading, watching online tutorials and completing online assignments.

This course includes detailed training using tax preparation software (which will be provided to all students), so good computer skills are a must. Students are also required to have access to a computer or laptop that is equipped with Windows (or is Windows compatible), as well as having reasonable internet connectivity.

Note that the Tax Software is not compatible with Apple Mac devices. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information.

  • Introduction to income, deductions and offsets
  • A comprehensive look at deductions
  • Rental and motor vehicle expenses
  • Depreciation
  • Tax offsets
  • Pensions and annuities
  • Capital gains
  • Residency implications for tax purposes
  • Dividends, trusts and foreign income
  • Business & personal services income and deductions
  • MODULE 1

    Introduction to the course and income basics
    This covers everything from identifying what counts as assessable income to PAYG summaries, government payments, residency and calculating taxable income rates.
  • MODULE 2

    Work related deductions
    This Module delves into what counts as a deduction, plus typical expenses and donations. Interest and dividend income and expenses are also examined.
  • MODULE 3

    Medicare
    A look at the difference between a deduction and a tax offset, the seniors and pensioners tax offset and all aspects of the Medicare levy, including exemptions and surcharges. Includes references to foreign residency and how this can affect Medicare levy and tax offsets.
  • MODULE 4

    Depreciating assets
    This Module examines depreciation in all its forms and variations, as well as uniform capital allowances and low value pooling.
  • MODULE 5

    Motor vehicle and travel deductions
    A deep dive into all motor vehicle-related expenses, including all relevant travel expenses, award transport payments and other valid travel expenses.
  • MODULE 6

    Self education and tax offsets
    From HECS to HELP and self-education, this Module looks at all of the benefits, deductions and expenses connected to self-education. This Module also looks at a variety of tax offsets that can be claimed by some individuals.
  • MODULE 7

    Other income streams
    This Module starts with Employment Termination Payments and moves into everything you need to know about super, including lump sum payments, bonuses and alternative income.
  • MODULE 8

    Rental properties
    A wide-ranging look at all aspects of tax relating to rental properties, including income, deductions, expenses and negative gearing.
  • MODULE 9

    Capital gains
    This Module introduces Capital Gains Tax and then examines it in detail, covering everything from understanding assets to indexation and offsets.
  • MODULE 10

    Foreign income and trust income
    Foreign income, assets, pensions – and what to do about them under Australian tax law – are all covered in this Module. Then a closer look at declaring trust income earned from a managed investment.
  • MODULE 11

    Personal services and business income
    The final Module takes a close look at personal services income and all forms of small business income and related taxation requirements.
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Enrolment and payment options

The Income Tax Course fee of $525 covers all materials including tax preparation software. The total fee includes a $275 non-refundable registration fee.

Part payment options are available to students who register by 20 January 2020.

Remember, the course fee is tax deductible

Career opportunities

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be set to prepare your own tax returns. If you’re interested in taking it a step further as a paying career, you will have the opportunity to interview for a job working with H&R Block – provided, of course, that you have good availability during July through to October, excellent people skills and achieve a mark of 80% or above.

Take the first step towards a rewarding career as a tax consultant with H&R Block and register now.

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