January 10, 2017

TaxSlayer

TaxSlayer Practice Lab

Weblink for TaxSlayer Practice Lab:
https://vita.taxslayerpro.com/IRSTraining

Password to use on that webpage: TRAINPROWEB

 

Learning how to use TaxSlayer

Joining EKS for the upcoming tax season? Great! Here’s how we recommend getting started with the new software:

  1. Go to the TaxSlayer Practice Lab homepage. Enter the password: TRAINPROWEB
  2. View our one-page screenshot guide (PDF) for how to create your TaxSlayer account in the Practice Lab -OR- watch TaxSlayer’s video about how to do so.
  3. Take note of what your account username and password is so you’re able to log in to the Practice Lab whenever you want to use it. Write it down!
  4. We recommend watching Webinar 2 and Webinar 3 to watch how a tax return is put into the new software.
  5. Then try doing a practice scenario in the software yourself!

 

Helpful TaxSlayer resources for all volunteers

  • TaxSlayerPro VITA Blog – One-stop shop managed by TaxSlayer for finding news about changes to the site software, the Practice Lab, IRS News, and Quality Alerts
  • TaxSlayer Tips and Tricks – COMING SOON

 

Practice exercises

  • Scenarios from class – Scenarios 1 through 5 used in in-person classes
  • Log into Practice Lab to see the practice exercises at the bottom of the landing page

 

Other documents for tax site administrators/coordinators

  • HOW TO GUIDE: Activate your TaxSlayer software (PDF) – A screenshot guide for what you need exactly in order to activate your site’s software. Estimated time for activation is: 5 minutes (as long as you have everything you need).

 

Latest TaxSlayer News

See the TaxSlayer VITA blog.