Professional Certificate in Transfer Pricing


Date: Jan 25, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023

Application fee: R1,950.00

Once-off: R16,950.00

Lecturer: Marcus Stelloh Director & Head of Transfer Pricing: BDO
Lecturer: Patrick McLennan Associate Director: BDO
Lecturer: Shazia Raviduth Senior Manager: BDO
Lecturer: Thando Rampa Senior Manager: BDO

Please see full course payment breakdown below.

Course overview

Transfer pricing is a complex speciality that represents a unique blend of tax law, accounting, business practice and economics and remains a top priority for corporates and revenue authorities globally, with a growing emphasis on audits and disputes. This short learning programme covers the main aspects of transfer pricing with examples including transfer pricing methods, the arm’s length principle, comparability, compliance issues, avoiding double taxation and dispute resolution within a South African context.

This course is aimed at individuals working within transfer pricing who need to consolidate their practical knowledge or for experienced tax practitioners/accountants wanting to specialise in transfer pricing from both a compliance and advisory level perspective.


Mode of delivery

Online learning with flexible weekly study plans.


Effort and duration

Duration: Six months.

Weekly effort: Four to six hours per week.


What you will learn in this course

The course will cover the following modules and topics:
  • Introduction to transfer pricing.
  • Arm's length principle.
  • Functional analysis.
  • Transfer pricing methods.
  • Fundamental sources.
  • Comparability.
  • Specific transactions.
  • Permanent establishment.
  • Compliance issues and required documentation: ITR14.
  • Avoiding double taxation.
  • Dispute resolution.

The course is for you if:

  • You are a tax adviser supporting clients from an international perspective.
  • You are a finance professional working with multinational corporations.
  • You are an in-house tax practitioner at a large corporate firm and need to build your confidence, skills, and competencies to apply principles in your daily work.
  • You need to keep up with fast-changing developments in tax law and stay ahead in the transfer pricing field.

Admission requirements

Open to individuals currently working within transfer pricing or for experienced tax practitioners/accountants wanting to specialise in transfer pricing. It is preceded by the Professional Certificate in Principles of International Taxation; therefore, a base level of transfer pricing and tax knowledge is required. An NQF 6 qualification in taxation, law or accounting is recommended.


Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the following tax advisory functions at an advanced level:
  • Action transfer pricing compliance of significant complexity.
  • Provide advice related to transfer pricing tax risks, processes, and transactions.
  • Initiate and manage controversy and dispute resolution in relation to transfer pricing.

Accreditation

This course is presented as a short learning programme (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

Students 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, students may elect to register for this standalone examination via the Advanced Diploma in International Tax, offered in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

In addition, this just-in-time learning programme also qualifies for verifiable 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.


Flexible payment options

Payment option 1: Once-off payment

R16 950.00 (incl. VAT).

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee (non-refundable): R1 950.00 (incl. VAT).

Six instalments: R2 750.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R18 450.00 (incl. VAT) per year.

* First debit order will be collected on course start date. Remaining debit orders will be collected on the first 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 all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:

  • If the cancellation is requested more than 10 working days prior to the course start date, no cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the course start date, a 100% cancellation fee will be applicable.
  • 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.
  • The Tax Faculty’s liability in the case of a course being cancelled will be limited to a refund of the course fee.
  • 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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