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 is for you if:
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.
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 as a skills development partner (SDP) under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998).
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 Tax 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
Payment option 2: Debit order
Application fee (non-refundable): R1 950.00.
Six instalments: R2 750.00 per month.
Total: R18 450.00 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
For all short learning programmes (SLPs) with a seven-month or less rollout period, the following will apply:
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