As of 2015, specific subjects covered by the H&R Block Income Tax Course include filing requirements, capital assets, credits, depreciation and tax planning, according to H&R Block. Additional subjects covered include retirement contributions and distributions, itemized deductions, dependent exemptions and support, ethics and earned income credit.
The H&R Block Income Tax Course covers current tax laws and filing practices, client communication skills and techniques, step-by-step skills to prepare tax returns and tax theory, advises H&R Block. The program includes real-world tax preparation exercises, real-time experience with up-to-date tax software, one-on-one assistance from the instructors and interactive, professional discussions.
Graduates of the H&R Block Income Tax Course receive qualifying education hours, a certificate of completion and certification from H&R Block. Additionally, University of Phoenix students receive 2.25 hours of recognized credit, notes H&R Block.
The cost of the H&R Block Income Tax Course varies based on location, but its content and duration of 75 hours are consistent regardless of location, explains H&R Block. The cost of books is included in the tuition fee in most states. The course typically begins between August and September and ends in November. Enrollment is allowed through the first week of class, and a high school diploma is required for admission in some states.