Tax Law online short course

Course starts 27 January 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
21 January 2020
Course Starts:
27 January 2020
8 weeks online
7 - 10 hours
ZAR R14,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Tax is only one form of government revenue, but it’s one of the biggest. That means tax evasion comes with serious consequences. Every year, as tax season draws closer, professionals start feeling the pressure of filling in their income tax returns. But with the right training, income tax laws don’t have to be intimidating.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a tax professional or wanting to become more tax law efficient in your current role, this eight week taxation course will give you the means to demystify the world of taxation law administration. Expect to learn about various types of tax law from this income tax course, including capital gains tax, and your legal rights and requirements as a taxpayer.

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What will set you apart

After completing the UCT Tax Law course, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Turn your business into a tax-efficient entity, aligned with current income tax laws 
  • Prove you’re more than your job description by offering sound taxation law advice or assistance to your employer, clients and stakeholders
  • Ensure your business or employer is prepared when it comes to paying income tax, by being able to resolve and deal with income tax laws disputes and communicate the legal implications of tax fraud and evasion

Course curriculum

This tax course is designed to help you have an immediate impact on your business's income tax laws function. Each week of this income tax online course you’ll tackle a new module, giving you maximum flexibility to work in your own free time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: An introduction to South African tax
  • Course Module 2: Personal income tax
  • Course Module 3: Business income tax
  • Course Module 4: Capital gains tax
  • Course Module 5: Taxation of trusts
  • Course Module 6: Other taxes
  • Course Module 7: Value added tax
  • Course Module 8: Tax administration

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 27 January 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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