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5 CE California Tax Course

4.2 (36)

Jason Dinesen, EA, LPA

Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

  • CTEC

Published: March, 2021

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • CARES Act (HR 748): Individual Rebates
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Form 540 and 540 2EZ: California Residents
  • Schedule 540NR Adjustments: Income and Loss
  • California Cannabis Tax Law

Course Description

This text-based 5 hours Continuing Education (CE) webinar for California Tax Practitioners is designed exclusively and required for California state tax preparers. This discussion covers the actions taken by the federal government in response to the public health emergency/COVID-19 pandemic.

It covers the following topics of discussion in depth:

  • The CARES Act
  • Families First Coronavirus, and 
  • The IRS People First Initiative - IR-2020-59 
  • Along with where these acts and changes do or do not affect California law. 
  • The impact on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and the fallout from these changes. 

This 5 hours CE webinar course for California Tax Practitioners revisits the basic tax forms, like the 540, 540EZ, 540NR, and Schedule 540NR that tax preparers apply in practice with most of their clients, as well as the major tax legislation affecting military personnel, including the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, The Military Family Tax Relief Act of 2003, Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act, and more.

Learning Objectives

  • The learning objectives of this CE webinar for California Tax Practitioners are:
  • To identify the actions taken by federal government in response to the public health emergency/COVID-19 pandemic
  • To recognize the implications of CARES Act
  • To apply the Families First CORONA virus Act
  • To explore the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the California Tax Law
  • To revisit the basic tax forms for California Tax Preparers

Who Should Attend?

  • California Registered Tax Professional





The information is given in a clear manner to make it easy to understand and remember.


I was unable to open video and took the course based on the book only.


The review questions have at least one question with an incorrect answer marked as correct. It took me about half an hour to figure it out before I could advance to the final exam. Otherwise, this was fine overall.