Net Investment Income Tax, Other Taxes and Penalties – 2017 Law – Self-Study – Videos

Course Description

This course covers a variety of topics and miscellaneous items that affect preparation of individual tax returns including: net investment income tax, amended returns, the kiddie tax, estimated taxes, other taxes, and penalties.

Topics Covered

  • Tax on uncollected social security and Medicare wages
  • Household employment taxes
  • Additional Medicare tax
  • Net investment income tax (NIIT)
  • Other taxes
  • Federal refund direct deposit
  • Refund offsets
  • Injured spouse allocation
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • Tax payment options and methods
  • Options for filers who can’t afford to pay tax owed
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax
  • Amended tax returns
  • Kiddie tax on investment income of children


At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain how to calculate income tax for a taxpayer who is claiming the foreign earned income exclusion
  • Describe procedures for determining worker status as employee or independent contractor using Form 8919 Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Wages, and Form SS-8 Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding
  • Describe procedures and rules for determining the amount of household employment tax owed on wages paid to household employees
  • Calculate the Net Investment Income tax using Form 8960 and the Additional Medicare tax using Form 8959
  • Outline various refund delivery methods available to filers
  • Describe procedures for filing an injured spouse claim using form 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation
  • Describe methods taxpayers can use to pay their taxes
  • Describe options available to filers who are not able to pay their taxes
  • Determine if injured spouse relief may be available to a taxpayer
  • Describe the difference between an injured spouse allocation and an innocent spouse claim
  • Explain how to request additional time to pay a balance owed
  • Explain estimated tax rules and penalties relating to underpayment of estimated taxes
  • Identify when a tax preparer can represent a client under a valid power of attorney
  • Describe the purpose of Form 8821 Tax Information Authorization
  • Prepare Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Tax Return
  • Describe how to include a child’s investment income on the parent’s tax return using Form 8814 Parent’s Election to Report Child’s Interest and Dividend Income
  • Determine if a child must pay “kiddie” tax at the parent’s higher rate using Form 8615 Tax for Certain Children who have Investment Income of More Than $2,000


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Course Type:



2017 Tax Law

Registration Status:

Registration Open

Ends: Saturday, July 31, 2021 11:59 PM (PST)

Course Status


Starts: Monday, November 19th, 2018 11:59 PM (PST)

Ends: Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:59 PM (PST)

Course Length:

7 Hours


Course Fees:

Registration $5.00
Tuition $10.00
Course Materials $75.00
Total $90.00

Course Credits:

IRS (Federal Tax Law) 7 Hours
Oregon Tax Board 7 Hours

Field of Study


Program Level



Basic tax knowledge

Delivery Method


Educational Venue

Online Course

IRS Federal Program Number


Meet Your Instructor

April Gutierrez, Enrolled Agent: Known for her entertaining speaking style and ability to make a complex subject easy to understand, April is frequently invited to speak to business groups and news media on tax-related topics. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She obtained her Oregon LTC in 1995. April resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Jess and their two sons. Her pastimes include gardening, travel, and playtime with her Arabian horse, Fancy.

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Course Requirements

Any Time, Anywhere

Our online Learning Management System (LMS), offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace while still enjoying many of the benefits of a live classroom.

  • Watch lecture video recordings of live instructor-led classes.
  • Break to complete classwork and quiz assignments as instructed.
  • If you have a question or need help understanding your assignments, use our Q&A forum to post questions and receive answers from your instructor.
  • Complete assignments and tests then submit your answers online.

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Terms of Enrollment

Pacific Northwest Tax School’s course materials and teaching techniques are valuable proprietary information of Pacific Northwest Tax School, and all such information is subject to copyright, including written, recorded, internet based as well as all other electronic media. Each Student agrees that she/he will use the information only for purposes of education and training; and as a condition of enrollment, that they will not disseminate the information to any third party and will treat the materials as confidential information of Pacific Northwest Tax School. As a condition of enrollment, Students pledge not use any information in any competitive fashion, including to create or derive competitive materials. Students further agree that any breach of these terms and conditions shall cause the school irreparable harm, entitling Pacific Northwest Tax School to injunctive relief, as well as any other remedy that may be available at law or equity. Students taking continuing education courses shall have twelve months from date of enrollment to successfully complete the course and receive their Certificate of Completion.  Students taking the federal only portion or the Oregon 80 Hour Basic Tax Course students have nine months from the date of enrollment to sucessfully complete the course.

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Students taking any Basic Tax Law course, agree to comply with all Terms of Enrollment outlined the enrollment agreement form for that course, a link to which can be found on the catalog page for each Basic Tax course.

Prerequisites & Advance Preparation

Students intending to write the Oregon State Tax Exam, must be at least 18 years of age, and have High School Diploma or GED. Students using our self-paced internet based program should prepare for classes by downloading and printing course materials. For more information including detailed course descriptions and learning objectives, view the details of each course, located on Pacific Northwest Tax School’s catalog pages at:


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