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Taxation Certificate

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 15
  • Degree: Taxation Certificate
The certificate in taxation is designed to prepare the student for a career in tax preparation, including individual, farm, business, trusts, estates, payroll, and estate taxes. In addition, it prepares the student to pass the registered tax return preparer competency test.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Certificate Requirements
Requirements - 15 credits
ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4405 - Income Tax II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4420 - Income Tax Preparation (3.0 cr)
FIN 3110 - Estate Planning (3.0 cr)
FIN 3115 - Insurance and Risk Management (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Taxation Certificate Online
The certificate in taxation is designed to prepare the student for a career in tax preparation, including individual, farm, business, trusts, estates, payroll, and estate taxes. In addition, it prepares the student to pass the registered tax return preparer competency test.
The Taxation Certificate online has the same curriculum as the on-campus Taxation Certificate .
 
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ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Income tax laws as they relate to individuals.
ACCT 4405 - Income Tax II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Income tax as it affects corporations partnerships, estates, trusts. May include service-learning component. prereq: 4404
ACCT 4420 - Income Tax Preparation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for Registered Tax Return Preparer competency test. Prepare tax returns under Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by Internal Revenue Service and/or preparing simulated individual/business tax returns. prereq: 4404
FIN 3110 - Estate Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Accumulation, conservation, distribution of client's acquired property. Estate planning techniques. Identification/use of appropriate forms of wills/trusts. Methods to reduce freezing or eliminating Unified Transfer Tax. Post-mortem planning techniques.
FIN 3115 - Insurance and Risk Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Process for handling business risks. Property/liability risks, employee benefit planning, international loss exposures. Risk identification/evaluation. Risk control/financing techniques.