Author Norma Wahnon integrated her accounting and taxation background and experience to produce the "1040 Exam Prep" e-Book Series to help tax return preparers pass the Registered Tax Return Preparer competency examination. Wahnon was raised in Argentina and after graduating with an Accounting degree from National University of Misiones, in 1989, and running her accounting practice for 10 years she moved to the Canary Islands, Spain for one year to complete a MBA program. In November 2010 she successfully completed all sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exams in few months of preparation. After working in the tax return industry during several years, currently, she owns TaxBiz Solution, a accounting and tax practice located in Silver Spring, MD USA.
Module XI of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series summarizes the several topics included in the RTRP competency examination outline related to ethics and tax preparers practice obligations before the Internal Revenue Service. The main rules set in the sub-parts A, B, and C are examined.This module also includes the basic concepts of the alternative minimum tax.
Preparing for any competency examination require of a holistic plan. Mastering the study materials is not enough. A high percentage of exam takers fail for lack of preparation for the emotional challenge that an exam represents. A successful exam experience requires a balanced effort to obtain the right mix of knowledge, confidence, and stamina. This e-book provides strategies to help exam takers.
Module X of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series covers the principal aspects of the income tax regulation for self-employed taxpayers. Most items of income and expenses of a small business, declared in Schedule C, are examined in this module.
Module VIII of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series covers the rules for the treatment of capital gains and losses for individual taxpayers. Individuals and small business income tax return are the focus of the Registered Tax Return Preparer competency examination.
Module VII of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series analyses the tax credits for individual taxpayers. Tax credits are one of the components of the Form 1040 formula used to determine the tax due or the refund for a tax period. There are several types of credits that can directly reduce the tax liability. The tax liability minus tax credits equals payable taxes, or tax refund
Module VI of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series summarizes what tax preparers need to know about standard and itemized deductions for the RTRP exam. Most taxpayers have the choice to use the method of deduction that gives them the lowest tax liability by choosing between standard and itemized deduction.
Module V of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series focuses on the analysis of deductions. The Form 1040 formula, works with two main groups of deductions: “For AGI” or “above the line” and “From AGI” or “below the line”.Both types of deductions are examined in this module.
Module IV of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series focuses on the analysis of items of income that Congress has specifically authorized the taxpayers to exclude form Gross Income. Non-taxable incomes identification and analysis is covered in this module.
Module III of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series presents a description and analysis of the most common elements taxpayers have to report as income and their corresponding tax treatment. As a general rule, all types of income are taxable unless they are specifically exempted by law.
Module II of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series covers general considerations to take into account in filing tax returns such as taxpayers filing status and filling requirements. Questions such as which forms should be used in each case, when, where, and how should the return be filed, what records should taxpayers keep and how long, how to amend a return and much more are answered in this module
Module I of the 1040 Exam Prep e-Books Series presents an overall picture of the components included on an individual tax return preparation. Form 1040 is easier to understand if it is viewed as an algebraic sum or formula of tax concepts aligned to determine the adjusted gross income, taxable income, and tax liability of an individual taxpayer.