Taxation refers to the practice of collecting money from citizens and trading companies by government institutions, in order to finance public institutions, goods and services. Taxation studies prepare professionals who can help organisations take important business decisions, by providing financial counselling and guidance. Their area of expertise includes accounting administration, calculating tax liabilities, performing legal analysis, and more.
You will learn how governments set their taxes, what gets taxed, and how much and how different segments of the population are taxed differently. You will understand how different governmental institutions collect, manage and distribute taxes and how taxes vary depending on government and taxpayer needs, demands and interests. You will also understand incentives governments use to get populations to pay their taxes.
Taxation degrees use knowledge from areas such as Economy, legislation, Politics, Public Administration and International Business. Taxation can be a degree course in itself or it can be offered as a concentration track of undergraduates and graduates degrees in Commerce, Law or Business Administration.
Taxation students develop mathematical and numeracy skills, the ability to interpret and explain complex financial issue and make use of advanced analytical skills.
Graduates in Taxation can work as tax advisors and analysts, investigators, auditors, tax partners in accounting and law firms, revenue managers, policy makers, tax inspectors, among others. Professionals can work in accountancy and law firms, investment, insurance agencies, software companies, the public sector, or charities.Read more