Tax disputes are rising. Tax practitioners must have a solid grasp of the rules and practice of tax dispute resolution. Drafting an objection and appeal is considered an art and a science. Whilst the way in which an objection is drafted is very much dependent on the facts and procedure, it is also about substance and presentation. The professional skill to draft and present valid objections and appeals mitigate the risk and liability for the taxpayer.
The course will provide practical guidance to students in relation to the most common types of tax dispute issues in practice. The course includes the process to effectively deal with a SARS query, verification or audit, and the formal dispute and appeal aspects after an assessment. This course is based on the law and practice applicable to tax dispute resolution and is based on several actual and real-life case studies.
Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.
Duration: Eight months.
Weekly effort: Four to six hours a week.
The course will cover the following modules and topics:
Open to individuals currently working within taxation, finance, or tax law. An NQF 7 qualification in taxation, law or accounting is recommended.
On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:
This course is presented as a short learning programme (SLP) by The Tax Faculty (TTF). TTF is recognised as a continuous professional development (CPD) provider by controlling bodies accredited in terms of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No 28 of 2011), and holds accreditation with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998).
Learners are assessed via a number of practical assignments and a final integrated assessment. Successful learners will receive a short learning programme certificate of competence issued by The Tax Faculty. In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable Tax CPD.
Student support and online campus
The academic and practical skills component of the qualification is delivered on The Tax Faculty's online iLearnTax Campus.
This will be your virtual campus for the duration of the programme. The course is presented as micro-learning videos, study guides, practice quizzes, discussion forums, practical case studies, assignment briefs and guided presentations on how to master case studies and assignments. Academic lecturers are available on the Q&A portal as they would be in a classroom.
At the beginning of each semester, you'll be presented with the course content plan, a study plan and important assignment dates which are set out at manageable deadlines. This will help you study at your own pace.
In addition, you will be allocated a course consultant who will help you navigate the online campus, support you with your weekly participation and deadlines, and will be able to answer any administrative queries you may have.
Application fee (non-refundable): R1 950.00.
Six instalments: R3 850.00 per month.
Total: R25 050.00.
* First debit order will be collected on course start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first day of each month.
For all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:
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