Start Date: 12 Sep 2020
End Date: 30 Nov 2020
Exam Registration Start Date: 28 Sep 2020
Exam Registration End Date: 2 Nov 2020
Exam Date: 8 Dec 2020
Results Released: 22 Jan 2021
Taught Phase: 8 sessions x 3-hour
Revision Phase: 8 sessions x 3-hour
Total number of course hours: 48 hours
Mock Exams: 2 (to be completed at home & submitted to tutor for marking)
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2020 Schedule: Business Planning Taxation
Taught Phase (delivered online via live streaming and via pre-recorded sessions)
|1||12 Sep||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Planning for capital taxes (CGT and IHT)
· This is a pre-recorded session. Planning for personal taxes;relief for losses.
· This is a pre-recorded session. Core company tax planning.
|4||3 Oct||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Special situations for companies
· This is a pre-recorded session. Groups and Consortiums. International companies.
· This is a pre-recorded session. Antiavoidance rules.
· This is a pre-recorded session. VAT and other indirect taxes.
|8||31 Oct||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Restructuring companies.
Mock Exam 1 to be completed at home & submitted to tutor for marking by 1 Nov 2020
Revision Phase (delivered online via live streaming)
|1||7 Nov||Sat||2pm – 5pm||
· Remittance, Investment, Antiavoidance
|2||7 Nov||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Transfers of business, residence, losses
|3||14 Nov||Sat||2pm – 5pm||
· Starting businesses, IR35, MSCs.
|4||14 Nov||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Share options, groups,
|5||21 Nov||Sat||2pm – 5pm||
· Specific CT issues.
|6||21 Nov||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Exam techinique.
|7||28 Nov||Sat||2pm – 5pm||
· Liquidations, antiavoidance
|8||28 Nov||Sat||6pm – 9pm||
· Incoporation, diversification.
Mock Exam 2 to be completed at home & submitted to tutor for marking by 2 Dec 2020
Course Tutor: Dave Bull
Dave Bull, MBA, CTA, ATT(Fellow), started his career with HM Revenue & Customs in the UK, moving into private practice before setting up his own practice which he still runs today. He has taught for training companies such as BPP and LexisNexis on a regular basis since 2001. Students describe his teaching style as interactive and engaging, breaking complex concepts down to fundamental principles and adapting to the emerging needs of each individual class.
BUSINESS PLANNING: TAXATION
The aim of this module is to enable students to apply technical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve taxation issues that arise in the context of preparing tax computations and to advise on tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals.
Students will be required to use technical knowledge and professional judgement to identify, explain and evaluate alternative tax treatments and to determine the appropriate solutions to taxation issues, giving due consideration to the needs of clients and the interaction between taxes. The commercial context and impact of recommendations will need to be considered in making such judgements, as will ethical and legal issues.
Course Objective and Approach
The course is planned to prepare you for success in the Dec 2020 Business Planning: Taxation exam. This is our key objective. We assume that you have done some preparatory work prior to the commencement of the course and that we can build on this through the duration of the course.
The course will consist of 2 phases –
Lectures will follow the content of BPP course notes and will include extensive practice on questions from the ICAEW Question Bank.
You will be given Mock Exam 1 (ME 1) towards the end of the Taught Phase.
You will be given Mock Exam 2 (ME 2) towards the end of the Revision Phase.
City Academy’s tutors will mark and review your ME scripts so as to benefit your learning outcome. You will have the flexibility of practising the ME at your own time at home but you must submit your ME answer scripts by the due date set. You may also be given homework, assignments or additional reading materials.
The course is interactive and you will be encouraged to participate in class discussions.
“Completeness” is a key audit assertion. To meet the key course objective of exam success you need to be complete in your exam preparation. The course is aimed at exposure/coverage to/of most significant exam matters, and focuses on how these matters will be examined and prepares you with question practise and tips in answering this ICAEW paper. You will be expected to attend all lectures and any supplementary tutorials, complete all course assignments and sit for and submit all ME answers.
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