ACCA FIA FTX - Foundation Certificate in Taxation



This is a short course in Taxation which falls under the ACCA Foundations in Accountancy series. On completion of this course the student would have developed an understanding of principles and the major technical areas of taxation. This course focuses on the activities of individuals and businesses. As this course covers the key areas of the basic taxes, students should be able to calculate tax liabilities, explain the basis of their calculations, complete tax returns and identify the compliance issues.


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Entrance requirement

Grade 12 with a good understanding of English and Mathematics


This course can be completed in 3 - 6 months


•Basic operation and scope of the UK tax system 

•Profit and loss computations for trades and professions 

•Calculation of income tax liability of individuals and preparation of income tax returns 

•Calculation of capitals gain tax 

•Calculation of tax liability of a company 

•Effects of value added tax on incorporated and unincorporated businesses 

•Preparation of returns 


This course consists of a paper-based exam which can be sat in June and December.

*As ACCA is a professional accountancy body, it is important for them to ensure all students are aware of how to work and act in a professional and ethical manner. Because of this all students will need to complete Foundations in Professionalism. This can be done online and completed either before or after your exams.


A SACOB Certificate in Taxation will be awarded by ACCA on completion of this course.


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