unisa Qualification Reg. 70971 (NQF 6)

Certificate Course in Taxation 2018

  • Lectures 24
  • Modules 2
  • Duration 11 months
  • Language English
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Description

The course covers the entire field of taxation (including value-added tax), excluding certain specialised areas and will enable students to calculate the tax of individuals including farmers, partnerships, sole traders as well as the taxation of companies, close corporations and trusts. This course is aimed at beginners as well as students who only need to update their knowledge in the discipline of Taxation


Course Delivery

The course in delivered by The Tax Faculty and accredited by UNISA. 


Course Programme

  • The course covers the entire field of taxation (including value-added tax), excluding certain specialised areas and will enable course participants to calculate the tax of individuals including: farmers, partnership and sole traders
  • It includes the taxation of companies, close corporations and trusts.
  • This course is aimed at beginners as well as students who only need to update their knowledge in the discipline of Taxation


Who should enrol for this course

This course will benefit:


  • Individuals with a senior certificate / grade 12 interested to become registered tax practitioners
  • SARS officials
  • Bookkeepers 
  • Accounting Technicians
  • Partners in partnerships

Sole traders will find this course very beneficial for personal and business purposes.


Registrations

  • Lectures commence on 15 January 2018.
  • Registrations must be received by 8 December 2017.  No registrations will be accepted after 15 December 2017.


Registration Requirements

A National Senior certificate or appropriate experience in taxation. 


Required Textbooks

Course participants will be required to study the study guides in conjunction with two prescribed textbooks.  Course participants will be required to buy one prescribed book per module.


  • A Student’s Approach to Income Tax: Natural Persons, 2018 Edition. (Lexis Nexis)

  • A Student’s Approach to Business Tax: Natural Persons, 2018 Edition. (Lexis Nexis)


Assessment and Award of Certificate

Course participants are required to complete various assignments and exams, of which the assignments will be written at home. These will be marked by the lecturers and a comprehensive solution, with comments, will be provided after each assignment.

A two-hour closed book exam for each semester will be written, one in May/June 2018 (Individual Tax module) and one in October/November 2018 (Business Tax module).  The exams will be written at a UNISA exam centre of your choice depending of the area you reside in.

The marks obtained in the average of the two assignments constitute 20% of the examination mark. A total mark of 50% will be required for the successful completion of the course.  Upon successful completion Unisa will award course participant with an HEQC accredited certificate at NQF level 6.


Course Fees

Payment option 1: Once-off payment


R13 950-00 (This amount includes all your course fees, excluding prescribed textbooks). 

Payment option 2: Debit Order


First payment: R3 250-00


10 Instalments:  R1 270-00 per month 


** The Course Fee includes all study material and lectures through The Tax Faculty, but excludes prescribed books***


Course Layout/Syllabus and Content Topics

First semester - Individual Tax 


The Taxation of Individuals (CTAX12U)

Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Gross income 
  • Exempt income 
  • General deduction formula 
  • Fringe benefits 
  • Non-residents 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Farming income 
  • Sole traders 
  • Donations tax 
  • Prepaid taxes 
  • Capital gains tax for individuals 
  • Foreign income 

Second Semester - Business Tax

The Taxation of Business Income (CTAX11T)

Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Gross income 
  • Special inclusions of gross income 
  • Exempt income 
  • The general deduction formula 
  • Foreign income 
  • Specific deductions 
  • Expenditure and allowances relating to capital assets 
  • Capital gains tax 
  • Partnerships 
  • Taxation of companies and close corporations 
  • Taxation of trusts 
  • Tax avoidance and evasion 
  • Administrative procedures 
  • Value-added tax (VAT) 


Instructors

Piet Nel
Piet Nel
Piet is a chartered accountant with more than 25 y...

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