Canadian income tax practice has become steadily more complex, but the traditional preparations for tax practice have not kept pace – and this gap is only widening. The Certificate of Canadian Income Tax Practice fills this gap, and in the process makes future Canadian income tax practitioners more effective in their early careers, and more prepared for senior assignments in their mid and later careers. The Certificate also provides a much-needed foundation for the most senior-level tax programs.
The Certificate of Canadian Income Tax Practice offers both a comprehensive curriculum and a high-quality learning experience delivered by experienced tax educators and respected tax practitioners. The alternatives, for professional accountants and lawyers who want to begin a career in tax practice, are to learn the basics of tax practice on the job, which risks costly mistakes and requires extensive time spent by senior practitioners on training junior staff; or from workshops offered by employers or third parties which are not comprehensive or may not be level appropriate.
The five courses making up the certificate are offered on Zoom one night per week over a 6-month period. This facilitates learning by students across Canada while they continue to work full-time. Classes begin on October 10, 2023 and conclude on April 2, 2024.By the end of the program, participants will be able to effectively prepare and review tax compliance, identify and manage important tax issues, conduct research, and incorporate technology to enhance their tax practice, enabling them to begin a productive career in tax practice with fewer miss-steps.