Learn the four vital steps of a Tax Department
(0.5 Credits)

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The WHAT DOES A TAX DEPARTMENT DO? course introduces you to the inner workings of a tax department. You'll learn what professionals in this area focus on, their responsibilities, and their relationship with the accounting department and with state auditors. This course teaches you the main steps in the tax process, which vital step must be correct, and how to have successful audits.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the four basics steps of every tax department
  • Understand and identify the most important step in the tax department process
  • Identify the most important things to know about items bought or sold within a company


  • The four steps of a tax department, and to how to recognize and identify the most important steps
  • A breakdown the tax process, and how it is done correctly to avoid costly audits
  • Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about tax departments
  • What a tax department does, how it should work, and more importantly, you’ll be able to explain it others so sound decisions can be made


  • Delivery Method: Web-based Self-study (QAS)
  • Course Level: Basic
  • Credits: 0.5
  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Refund Policy: 7 Days after enrollment
  • Published Date: September 2018
  • Certificate of Completion: Yes (on 70% successful exam score)
  • Exam Expires: One Year from Enrollment Date


LENGTH: 0:30 | 9 VIDEOS | Close Captioned


RESULT: Know What a Tax Department Does

WHAT THE COURSE FEE COVERS: The entire WHAT DOES A TAX DEPARTMENT DO? course - 9 close captioned lectures watchable on any computer, smart phone or device, interim quizzes, a final course exam, accreditation certificates delivered via email, a LinkedIn compatible course badge, 0.5 credits on 70% successful final exam completion, and access to this course forever.

"Very nicely laid out course. Has a specific product in mind of what would be taught and that is what I learned. Quick, easy to understand, and the course kept my interest throughout." Conan R.
"An in-depth look into the what goes into taxes. A rare insight of major companies and the world of finance." - Christian S.
"This filled in vital information that I was missing, and interestingly, it was also enjoyable!" - Art C.

Your Instructor

Shon Holyfield
Shon Holyfield

Shon Holyfield is the founder and CEO of TTR (The Tax Research Company). TTR is the “gold standard” for sales, use, and transaction tax research, tax rates, tax answers, exemption certificates, and tax automation solutions. TTR provides tax solutions and improves people’s lives by making tax simple and building a culture of care for both TTR clients and TTR professionals. TTR is a five-time winner of The Best Places to Work in Oregon; having been ranked #1 or #2 each year.

Shon graduated from Notre Dame Law School and Yale School of Management. He was also a Tax Director at a Fortune 500 company and is regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on issues around sales, use, and transaction tax.

Mr. Holyfield has co-authored several courses available at TTR University, including Microsoft Outlook for Business, Basics of Microsoft Excel, Basics of Microsoft Word, Mastering Excel Pivot Tables and Mastering Excel Charts and Graphs.

For more information about Shon Holyfield, visit his website www.shonholyfield.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course accredited?
Yes. TTR University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Will I receive CPE Credit for this course?
Yes. You will receive CPE credit for this course as long as you pass the final course exam by at least 70% (required for accreditation).
Are there any requirements for the course?
No. It is a completely self-paced online course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own forever.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are in any way unhappy with the course please let us know so we can correct it.
What if I want to refund or cancel my course?
Requests for refunds should be emailed to [email protected] within 7 days after enrollment in the course. Please note that NO refunds are granted after the qualified CPE assessment (final exam) has been started.

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TTR University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org