IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Preparation Course
I. Course Prefix/Number: ACC 275
Course Name: IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Preparation Course
Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. Individual Taxation
B. Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships
F. Estate and Gift Tax
G. Charities & Not-for-Profits
H. Government Entities
I. Retirement Plans
J. Ethics/Tax Professionals
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
C. Gains and Losses
D. Adjustments, Deductions, Credits and Taxes
E. Business Organizations
F. Income, Loss and Expenses
G. Sales, Exchanges and Other Topics
J. S Corporations
K. Fiduciaries, Estate and Gift Tax
L. Rules for Practice, Ethics, Preparer Rules and POA
M. Examination, Appeals and Collections
N. Records, Retirement Plans, Exempt Organizations and Electronic Filing
VII. Methods of Instruction
B. Analyze test questions
C. Practice tests
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Students will be required to perform on a college level in reading and comprehension of suggested reference books, IRS tax forms, IRS Publications, and IRS instructions. Additional independent study in areas that a student finds difficult may be necessary.
IX. Instructional Materials
Gleim’s EA Review (Part 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Selected IRS Publications
Selected IRS Forms
Instructor’s HandoutsSample Test Questions
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Final Practice Test (200 points)
B. A point scale based on total possible points of 845.
A = 80% (676 - 845)
B = 70% (591 – 675)
C = 50% (422 – 590)
D = 40% (338 – 421)
F = Below 40% (338 or less)
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.