Professional Certificate in Advanced Taxation


Start date: Jan 25, 2023

Payment options per semester:

Payment option 1: Once-off payment:

Full course fee: R24 950.00

First semester fee: R12 475.00

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee: R450.00

First payment upon approval: R5 000.00

Monthly fee: R1 750.00 per month, five instalments per semester


Lecturer: Anika Bester (MCom Taxation)

The purpose of this short learning programme (SLP) is to enable course participants to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills to perform advanced SARS tax compliance functions and services in accordance with legislative requirements and standards of professional bodies. Course participants will also be able to manage controversy across all tax types. 

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

The purpose of this short learning programme (SLP) is to enable course participants to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills to perform SARS tax compliance functions and services in accordance with legislative requirements and standards of professional bodies. Course participants will also be able to manage controversy across all tax types. 

The programme consists of two semesters:

  • Semester 1: Individual Income Tax and Payroll Tax.

  • Semester 2: Corporate Tax and Value-Added Tax (VAT).

This course is for you if:

  • You want to gain the required practical and advanced technical skills to complete tax returns and to manage controversy across all tax types.
  • You want an advanced tax refresher course that will enable you to prepare for professional body tax practitioner entry exams [such as SAIBA and the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT)*].
  • You want a SLP certificate in taxation that will earn you the recognition that you deserve with either your employer or with your client.

What you will learn in this course

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 parts:

Semester 1: Individual Income Tax and Payroll Tax:

  • World of tax (tax fundamentals).
  • Income.
  • Deductions.
  • Salaried employees.
  • Practical payroll.
  • Retirement fund savings.
  • Capital gains tax (CGT).
  • Prepaid taxes.
  • Estate duty and donations tax.
  • Trusts.

Semester 2: Corporate Tax and VAT:

  • World of tax (related to corporate tax).
  • VAT.
  • Tax administration.
  • Income (related to corporate tax).
  • Deductions (related to corporate tax).
  • Capital allowances.
  • Dividends tax and STT.
  • Taxation of other entities.
  • Prepaid taxes.

Outcomes

A course participant who successfully completes this programme will be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and use information from a range of sources and communicate information reliably, accurately, and coherently, using conventions and computerised tools appropriate to the business context of the professional tax practitioner.
  • Have an informed understanding of the legal framework and context applicable in South Africa and its impact on taxpayers and tax practitioners, as well the legal and ethical requirements relevant to the tax profession. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core areas of VAT, personal income tax and corporate income tax. Further understanding of the key terms, concepts, facts, general principles, rules, and theories of the tax profession.
  • Able to compute, complete and review advanced tax returns related to VAT, personal income tax and corporate tax within the prescribed regulations, based on relevant evidence and accounting records. 
  • Formulate a response to resolve a SARS dispute based on a case study scenario and draft a proper objection. 

Minimum admission requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A national diploma or equivalent NQF 6 qualification in the field of accounting and tax. 
  • Alternatively, an NQF 7 BCom/LLB or legacy BTech degrees that have accounting as a core subject. 
  • Students must have digital literacy and access to laptops and Wi-Fi.
  • English communication skills.

Mode of delivery

This professional certificate is delivered online via The Tax Faculty's virtual iLearnTax campus.


Course duration

12 months.


Accreditation

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, NQF level 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, it is pitched at a third year BCom taxation (NQF 7) level.

Successful learners articulating into the Occupational Certificate: Tax Professional (NQF 8) programme through The Tax Faculty, will obtain a statement of results towards the NQF 8 qualification. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable CPD.


Flexible payment options:

Payment option 1: Once-off payment 

Full once-off payment: R24 950.00.

Alternatively, two semester payments: R12 475.00 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.

Payment option 2: Debit order

Once-off application fee (non-refundable, immediate payment upon registration): R450.00.

  • Start of first semester (to be paid before or on semester start date): R5 000.00. First semester remaining debit orders, five instalments: R1 750.00 per month.
  • Start of second semester (to be paid before or on semester start date): R5 000.00. Second semester remaining debit orders, five instalments: R1 750.00 per month.

Total for debit order option: R27 950.00.

* 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.


Payments and cancellations

  • All required minimum payments must be made by direct EFT or by credit card before the commencement of a course. The once-off payment is required to be paid before the course start date, as well as the application fee of learners on a debit order plan (the first debit order is also required on the start date of the course).
  • Kindly note that should debit order payment terms not be adhered to; legal action will be taken and access to the online learning platform suspended.
  • Proof of payment may also be requested before access to the iLearn platform will be communicated, should your payment not reflect on The Tax Faculty’s bank account.
  • Only written notice of cancellation will be accepted.

Conditions

For courses with a 12-month or longer rollout, the following will apply:

  • If the cancellation is requested more than two weeks prior to the course start date, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the course start date, a 25% cancellation fee will be applicable on the full course fee.
  • Should a cancellation be received within six weeks after the course start date, the student will still be liable for 50% of the full course fee.
  • Should the cancellation be received after six weeks of the course start date, the student will be liable for the full course fee.
  • Students who register for a course and fail to attend will be held liable for the full course fee.
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.
  • Students who have failed to successfully complete the course, and wishing to repeat will be charged the full course fee to repeat.

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