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self-study resources

Level 4


I am wondering if someone could recommend me some websites that provide good quality tax self-study resources or online tax courses. I finished my graduate study in accounting and finished CPA tests. But I feel the real work is so different from exams and school study. So I wanted to study more technical skills by myself...Thank you!


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Level 13

Honestly I'd start at irs.gov.  The 1040 instructions and Pub 17 will get you off the ground.

Here's Pub 17:


And a preview of the draft instructions for 2020 Form 1040:


If you need a cure for insomnia, you can also read the entire Internal Revenue Code on the Cornell University website:


Welcome to the asylum.


Level 4

hahahaha that is so funny. Thank you for your advice!

Level 15


Here's wishing you many Happy Returns
Level 4

Thank you so much!

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Level 11

I’ve always considered these forums to be among the best resources for my practice. You’ll find help with program functionality and navigation from other users invaluable. If you get stuck or have questions about a specific tax situation you can generally get an answer... or at least pointed in the right direction. I’ve found that reading just reading through the posts and responses (arguments and discussions) results in good learning.  Every once in a while you might answer a question or two as well... 


as Rick said, welcome to the asylum.



If at first you don’t succeed…..find a workaround
Level 4

Thank you. That's a good idea! I will try to read several posts each day.