Taking On Taxes: A beginner’s guide to the foreign language of taxes

Does tax time leave you stressed and frustrated by terms and concepts you don’t understand? Do you always wonder if you’ve paid too little or too much? This course will help you to understand common tax terms and concepts so you can confidently do it yourself or communicate with a tax preparer.

You’ll learn:

  • How tax brackets determine how much we’re taxed
  • The difference between a tax credit and tax deduction
  • Why some people get a big refund and others end up owing money
  • Options for completing and filing a tax return and their pros and cons


Module 1 Important Concepts
Lesson 1 Before We Begin
Lesson 2 Withholding
Lesson 3 Tax Brackets
Lesson 4 Tax Credits
Lesson 5 Tax Deductions
Lesson 6 Tax Refunds
Module 2 Filing A Tax Return
Lesson 1 Who Needs To File A Tax Return
Lesson 2 What You’ll Need
Lesson 3 How Long Will It Take?
Lesson 4 How Much Will It Cost
Lesson 5 Do It Yourself Options
Lesson 6 Professional Tax Preparer Options
Lesson 7 Satisfaction Survey