The programme will prepare students to operate as tax technicians who are able to provide tax compliance services by preparing and submitting tax returns, reviewing completed tax records, verifying and availing source documents.
This SLP is built upon practical simulations, ensuring the learning environment simulates reality in tax practice.
Successful completion of the SLP will fully prepare learners for the Tax Technician RPL examination required by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT), to obtain membership at a tax technician level along with the appropriate work experience.
The Professional Certificate in Taxation is equivalent to the first level in your learning journey to achieve the Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician (NQF 6).
The syllabus for this SLP has been specifically arranged in a logical order rather than a mere numerical or random approach. It consists of two semesters:
This semester covers the fundamentals of taxation, salaried employees' income tax, self-employed individual taxes and payroll taxes. It also covers basic elements of donations tax, tax administration matters, ethics and eFiling for individuals.
This course bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. The outcome of this module is to ensure participants are able to submit individual tax returns without errors, namely the ITR12, IRP6, EMP501, and EMP201 returns.
This semester will cover VAT, corporate income tax, key tax administrative procedures and gives participants guidance on ethics and professional responsibilities.
The skills gained in this module will ensure that theoretical knowledge can be practically applied in the completion and submission of tax returns without errors namely the ITR14 and VAT201 returns as well as the IT14SD.
This course is presented as a SLP by The Tax Faculty (TTF). TTF is accredited as a continuous professional development (CPD) provider by the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT), a South African Revenue Services Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) under the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No 28 of 2011).
TTF is registered as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Assessment and award of certificate
Learners are assessed via a number of formative and summative assessments. Successful learners will receive a SLP certificate issued by The Tax Faculty. This SLP certificate is non-credit bearing, however, successful learners articulating into the Occupational Certificate: Tax Technician (NQF 6) programme through The Tax Faculty, will obtain a statement of results towards the NQF 6 qualification. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable CPD.
Payment option 1: Once-off payment
Full once-off payment: R21 950.00.
Alternatively, two semester payments: R10 975.00 per semester (to be paid on or before semester start date).
Application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R450.00. This amount is included in the once-off total and will not be charged additionally.
Application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R450.00.
Start of first semester (to be paid before or on semester start date), 50% of semester fee upfront: R5 487.50. First semester remaining debit orders, five instalments: R1 207.25 per month.
Start of second semester (to be paid before or on semester start date), 50% of semester fee upfront: R5 487.50. Second semester remaining debit orders, five instalments R1 207.25 per month.
Total for debit order option: R23 497.50.
* First debit order will be collected from the second month of semester start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first working day of each month.
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