ICB Income Tax Returns



This course forms part of the Upper Intermediate Level in the ICB Financial Accounting Programme. As a tax practitioner you would require a working knowledge of all the components of Tax and should register as a member with the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) and will then be permitted to complete monthly and annual SARS returns on behalf of prospective clients. Only on completion of the full ICB Accounting Programme and or Technical Financial Accountant programme can one become a recognised Tax Practitioner with SAIT.


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Entrance requirement

Successful completion of the Foundation and Intermediate Level.


This course can be completed in 3 months.

Starting Dates:

Online Classroom Starting Dates:

12 February 2018
16 April 2018
18 June 2018

20 August 2018
29 October 2018


Blended Learning Starting Dates:


Cape Town

22 September 2018

15 September 2018

* These dates are for the Online Classroom and the Blended Learning options, students who wish to enroll for the Home Study option have no particular starting date.


• Introduction to taxation
• Gross income
• Exempt income
• Allowable deductions
• Fringe benefits and allowances
• Employees’ tax and provisional tax
• Taxation of non-residents
• Taxation of business entities
• Turnover tax
• Completing tax returns
• Capital gains tax
• Donations tax
• Estate duty
• SARS and the Tax Practitioner


This course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre. Please be sure to register for your assessment.


This course is a short course as part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this course and the remainder of the level you will receive a national diploma.


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