Professional Certificate in Taxation


Start date: Jan 25, 2023

Payment options per semester:

Payment option 1: Once-off payment:

Full course fee: R21 950.00

First semester fee: R10 975.00

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee: R450.00

First payment upon approval: R5 000.00

Monthly fee: R1 450.00 per month, five instalments per semester


Lecturer: Aneesa Peerbhai (MCom Taxation)

Tax legislation and application is complex and can cause confusion, resulting in costly errors and penalties for taxpayers. Tax practitioners have an obligation to society and to their clients to ensure sound tax compliance.

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

Tax legislation and application is complex and can cause confusion, resulting in costly errors and penalties for taxpayers. Tax practitioners have an obligation to society and to their clients to ensure sound tax compliance.

This programme will prepare you with the knowledge and practical skills to provide tax compliance services by preparing and submitting tax returns, reviewing completed tax records, verifying, and availing source documents.

This short learning programme (SLP) is built upon practical simulations, ensuring the learning environment simulates reality in tax practice.

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 ITR12, IRP6, EMP501, EMP201 returns, ITR14 and VAT201 returns as well as the IT14SD.


Mode of delivery

Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.


Effort and duration

Duration: 12 months.

Weekly effort: Four to seven hours a week.


What you will learn in this course

The following modules include both the knowledge and practical skills in order to master the subject:

  • General tax fundamentals.
  • Personal taxation.
  • Employment payroll taxation.
  • Tax administration, practice management and ethics.
  • Basic accounting for tax fundamentals.
  • Value-added tax and other indirect taxation.
  • Corporate income taxation.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to gain the required practical and technical skills to complete tax returns.
  • You want a tax refresher course that will enable you to prepare for professional body tax practitioner entry exams (such as SAIBA, SAIT and SAIPA).
  • You want a SLP certificate in taxation that will earn you the recognition that you deserve.
  • You want a tax refresher course.

Admission requirements
  • A national senior certificate or equivalent NQF 4 qualification, with a minimum of 40% in English, Maths or Maths Literacy and one other academic subject.
  • A sufficient level of mathematical and computer literacy skills to be able to participate in the learning programme.
  • English communication skills.

Outcomes

At the end of this short learning programme, you will be able 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.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Apply an informed understanding of the core areas of VAT, personal income tax and corporate income tax including the key terms, concepts, facts, general principles, rules, and theories of the tax profession.
  • Compute, complete and review routine tax returns related to VAT, personal income tax and corporate tax within the prescribed regulations, based on relevant evidence and accounting procedures.

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 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.


Flexible payment options:

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.

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 450.00 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 450.00 per month.

Total for debit order option: R24 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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