Certificate in Personal and Transactional Taxation
Business & Financial Services
Flexible & Professional
The primary aim of the Certificate in Personal and Transactional Taxation is to introduce learners to Income Tax and VAT principles for those working in SMEs or those with an interest in taxation and wishing to pursue further study in the subject area.
Those who complete the Certificate in Personal and Transactional Taxation will be eligible to apply for an exemption from Professional Accountancy Examinations and may also apply to enter the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting under LIT’s transfer and progression policies.
What are the entry requirements?
An honours degree (level 8) in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification.
A level 7 qualification in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1 year relevant professional experience/responsibility.
What modules will I study?
Personal and Business Tax
• Introduction to Taxation
• Income Tax
• Income from self-employment
• Property and Investment Income
• Employment Income
• Computerized Tax Applications
• Local Property Tax (LPT)
• Social Insurance and Universal Social Charge (USC)
• Stamp Duty
• Subcontracts and RCT
• Professional Services Withholding Tax (PSWT)
• Capital Gains Tax
• Value Added Tax
• Corporate Tax
• Corporate Governance and Ethics for Financial and Accounting Professionals
Are there opportunities for further study?
Those who complete the Certificate in Personal and Transaction Taxation will be eligible to apply for an exemption from Professional Accountancy Examinations and may also apply to enter the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting under LIT’s transfer and progression policies.
Delivery will be online weekday evenings with 3 weekend workshops (also online) per semester.
Lectures/workshops will be recorded and available to watch back.
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
Each module will be assessed by continuous assessment worth 20% throughout the semester and by a written exam, worth 80%, at the end of the relevant semester.
Special Purpose Award - Level 8 NFQ (30 credits)
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This programme will be 90% Springboard+ funded for applicants in employment and 100% funded for applicants that are unemployed and on a qualifying payment.
Please see www.springboardcourses.ie for eligibility criteria details.
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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.