Getting started using the TaxSlayer® Practice Lab

Creating a personal account in the TaxSlayer® software will allow you to

  • Create practice tax returns

  • Watch instructional videos

  • Communicate with other volunteers at your tax site with Messaging.

  • Read Blog posts that provide explanations of TaxSlayer® software mechanics & stay current with updates and changes to the software.

 

Creating a TaxSlayer® Practice Lab Account

  • Click here to get started https://vita.taxslayerpro.com/IRSTraining

  • Enter the Universal Password: TRAINPROWEB

    • This will allow you through the GATEWAY into the training platform called Practice Lab.

    • This is the GATEWAY through which you pass each time you sign into the Practice Lab.

    • The Password you enter on this screen will always be

      • TRAINPROWEB

Enter the Universal Password ‘TRAINPROWEB’ to pass through the gateway into the TaxSlayer ®  Practice Lab.

Enter the Universal Password ‘TRAINPROWEB’ to pass through the gateway into the TaxSlayer® Practice Lab.

  • Now create your personal account

  • Select: Create Account (see screenshot below)

SELECT: Create Account to establish your personal account in the TaxSlayer ®  Practice Lab

SELECT: Create Account to establish your personal account in the TaxSlayer® Practice Lab

  • Enter your personal information on Create New Account page (see screenshot below)

    • Your email address (enter this twice)

    • Choose a Username.
      Tip! Incorporate the word ‘Train’ or ‘Practice’ into your Username to distinguish this Practice account that will have ‘dummy’ tax returns in it from your ‘production’ account that you will use during the tax season for actual taxpayers. ex. If your name is Jerry Seinfeld, you might choose trainjs as your username.

    • Enter a password that has the following attributes

      • alphanumeric (use letters and numbers)

      • at least 15 characters

      • contains at least one upper AND one lowercase letter

      • use at least one special character: for example ! # $ % ? /

    • Select a Security Question

    • Provide an answer to your question

    • Click the green Create Account button at the bottom of the page.

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Now you will  Sign In  to TaxSlayer ®  Practice Lab   with the Username and Password you created in the step above.

Now you will Sign In to TaxSlayer® Practice Lab with the Username and Password you created in the step above.