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
Now create your personal account
Select: Create Account (see screenshot below)
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.
You are almost there!
PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWERS DOWN and keep them with you.
Click here for a template to print and fill in with your personal entries for account creation.
By clicking on the green Create Account button (in step above), you are brought back to the Sign In page.
NOW you will SELECT the Sign In option and use the Username and Password that you just created.