Short Course in Value-Added Tax

Date: Mar 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Application fee: R450.00

Once-off: R4,980.00

Lecturer: Samantha King GTP(SA)

This short course is designed to empower course participants with applied working and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of value-added tax (VAT), whilst focusing on simulated real-life scenarios and the VAT 201 form. During this practical short course, you will gain the skills to assist your business with implementing VAT correctly and how to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Course overview

The course is delivered online and covers the following topic and practical areas:

Topic 1: Introduction and caluculation of VAT, registration and how to complete a VAT 201 return.

Topic 2: Output VAT including zero-rated, exempt supplies, deemed supplies, and how to complete an IT14SD.

Topic 3: Input VAT including general input deductions, input VAT, specific inputs, notional input tax, agent principal transaction and apportionment.

Topic 4: Dispute resolutions and how to submit objections, appeals, ruling applications and requests for remissions.

Topic 5: Fourth Industrial Revolution and how data extractions can assist your business to perform VAT reconciliations and VAT saving reviews.

Admission requirements

Experience in taxation of individuals and trusts are required. An NQF 4 in the field of tax or law is recommended.


This programme is recognised as a short learning programme by The Tax Faculty (NPC). The Tax Faculty is registered as a skills development partner under the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and accredited as a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provider by the South African Institute of Tax Professionals, a South African Revenue Services Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) under the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011).

Assessment and award of certificate

Learners are assessed via a number of formative and summative assessments, conducted via The Tax Faculty’s online platform. Successful learners will receive a professional certificate issued by The Tax Faculty and in an effort to maintain your professional status and keep your expert knowledge up to date, you will earn relevant CPD hours upon course completion (pending approval of your relevant professional industry body).

Flexible payment options

Payment option 1: Once-off payment

Total: R4 980.00 (incl. VAT).

Payment option 2: Debit order

Application fee (non-refundable): R450.00 (incl. VAT).

Three instalments: R1 908.00 per month (incl. VAT).
Total: R5 724.00 (incl. VAT).

* First debit order will be collected on course 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.


For courses shorter than a six-month rollout, 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.

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

  • Should a cancellation be received within six weeks of the course start date, the student will still be liable for 50% of the semester cost.
  • Should the cancellation be received after six weeks of the course start date, the student will be liable for the full semester cost.
  • Once a learner has registered for a course, they will only be granted one deferral opportunity for that course (a deferral includes either requesting a new start date or changing to another course). Costs applicable will be adapted upon notice of deferral received. 
  • The course application fee is non-refundable.

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