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2016/01/17 to 2016/01/31
When: 2016/01/18
Where: South Africa

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Why is this course for you?

The course is designed to empower you with applied working and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of taxation that will secure you the license to practice as a registered tax practitioner with SARS and professional membership with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals.

This course will benefit beginners as well as practitioners who need to update their knowledge on the fundamentals of taxation to meet the minimum qualification criteria of SARS.

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.

Course delivery

This programme is delivered by the TAX Faculty. No lecturers are provided by UNISA.

This UNISA programme is delivered in partnership with TAX Faculty.

The course is delivered through weekly webinars and a state of the art e-learning platform.

In addition to the weekly webinars, the course is supplemented with limited contact sessions in all major sentra1 and also practical course notes and guides (slides).

The Tax Faculty lecturers may be contacted by prior appointment via telephone or in person, as well as
using e-mail.


Weekly course programme

The entire course tuition and contact sessions are offered by The Tax Faculty’s School of Applied Taxation.

UNISA delivers the tutorial letters, study guides and is responsible for the formal assessment oaf learners.

The following modules are covered:

Module 1: CTAX12U - Taxation of Individuals

Week 1: Study unit 1: Introduction to Taxation
Study unit 2: Gr oss income
Week 2: Study unit 2: Gross income (continue)
Study unit 3: Ex empt income
Week 3: Study unit 4: Deductions –the general deductions formula
Week 4: Study unit 5: Deductions - specific deductions
Week 5: Study unit 6: Fringe benefits
Week 6: Study unit 6: Fringe benefits (continue)
Week 7: Study unit 7: Farming
Study unit 8: Retirement benefits
Week 8: Study unit 8: Retirement benefits
Week 9: Study unit 9: Capital gains tax
Week 10: Study unit 9: Capital gains tax (continue)
Week 11: Study unit 9: Capital gains tax(continue)
Study unit 10: Pr epaid taxes
Week 12: Study unit 10: Prepaid taxes (continue)
Study unit 11: Donations tax

Module 2: CTAX11T - Taxation of Business Income
Week 1: Study unit 1: V alue – Added – T ax (VAT)
Week 2: Study unit 1: V alue – Added – T ax (VAT)
Week 3: Study unit 2: Calculation of taxable income
Week 4: Study unit 2: Calculation of taxable income (continue)
Week 5: Study unit 3: Special deductions
Week 6: Study unit 4: Expenditure and allowances relating to capital assets
Week 7: Study unit 4: Expenditure and allowances relating to capital assets (continue)
Study unit 5: Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Week 8: Study unit 5: Capital Gains Tax (CGT) (continue)
Week 9: Study unit 6: Calculation of tax liability and Dividends Tax (CGT)
Week 10: Study unit 7: Trusts
Week 11: Study unit 7: Trusts (continued)
Study unit 8: Partnerships
Week 12: Study unit 9: Turnover tax
Study unit 10: Tax avoidance and evasion
Study unit 11: Administrative procedures

Assessment and award of certificate

You will be required to complete three assignments and a two hour closed-book examination per module. The submission of the first assignment per module is compulsory for admission to the examination.

Upon successful completion Unisa will award you with an HEQC accredited certificate at NQF level 6.
Admission requirements

National Senior certificate or appropriate practical experience in taxation.

12 months. It is however possible to pass both modules in one semester.
Language medium

English only.

Module 1 of the course commences on 18 January 2016 and module 2 on 11 July 2016. Registrations should be received on or before 15 January 2016.
Prescribed material

Students will be required to buy one prescribed book per module. A Student’s Approach to Income Tax: Natural Persons, 2016 Edition. Venter JMP, et al (Lexis Nexis).
Payment Options

Payment Plans

Total Amount

Immediately Payable upon registration

Payable before 1 February 2016

Once-off payment

(EFT or Credit Card)

R11 950.00

R5 400.00 upon registration

Balance payable before 1 February 2016

Payment plan

R13 950.00

R2 700.00 upon registration

R2 700.00 payable before 1 February 2016

Balance payable in 10 monthly installments (R855) starting February 2016


Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.


The Act requires that a minimum academic and practical requirments be set to register with a controlling body. Click here for the minimum requirements of SAIT.

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