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POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TAXATION (PGDT)

Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) offers Advanced Taxation Course to meet the needs of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS). The course is meant to address key competencies critical to taxation officials’ performance. The programme gives taxation officers an in–depth knowledge of the taxation process. The emphasis of ourse is to get the students to know the country’s taxation rules enough to apply them in the work place.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible candidates should possess AAT, Accounting related Degree, ACCA part or fully qualified, CIMA part or fully qualified, or equivalent qualification. Working in a tax and similar environment is an added advantage.
 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The qualification process involves enrolling for tuition and sitting for an examination at BAC. The course is made of 3 modules on two levels:
 
  • LOWER LEVEL
Advanced Taxation - Botswana Tax Law
Financial Accounting single Companies
Audits & Investigations
 
  • ADVANCED LEVEL
Advanced Taxation - Botswana Tax Law
Financial Accounting single Companies
Audits & Investigations
The exam content is 90% application and 10% analylis
 

EXEMPTIONS

There is one exemption for the Taxation course Financial Accounting for ACCA students and Financial Reporting for CIMA students. The exemptions are charged at P600.00. Applicants who have been exempted need to submit exemption letter.
 

DURATION

The course is offered on a part - time basis to allow employers and employees the flexibility of combining work and study. The Advanced Taxation course runs for 1 year with a two weeks revision at the end plus a week of private study before examination. The programme runs from ( January to December) each year. The College breaks for a few weeks in June and students are to consolidate their knowledge of the course during this break period.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The courses are relevant as on the job training for professionals, who work in the taxation departments, taxation services and related organisations. The examination of the Advanced Taxation course is highly practical. It assumes that candidates are working in tax environment. It is suitable for BURS and similar environment Tax Auditors, Tax consultants and Lawyers who want to understand taxation to enhance their work

 
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