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Taxation

Course overview

Taxes are imposed as a financial charge upon an individual or a company. It's an act performed by the Government to raise revenue to spend on roads, hospitals and education. The power to levy taxes and duties is distributed among the three tiers of Governments, in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Constitution. The main taxes/duties that the Union Government is empowered to levy are Income Tax, Customs duties, Central Excise and Sales Tax and Service Tax.

Courses on taxation are conducted in India at the certificate, diploma, degree and doctorate levels.

Why a Taxation Course?

The field of taxation is very lucrative and growing fast in necessity as well as importance. Public sector undertakings and corporate houses are always in demand of proficient people in this subject. With the new policies, rules and system in place, there is an increasing need for people to understand, enforce and execute the new system at government, public and private levels.

What can a Taxation Course do for your career?

Tax collection is an important role of the government, because the tax paid by the citizens forms its integral source of income. Proficient candidates who are extremely good in performance in taxation are in demand as the Public sector undertakings are always in search of efficient professionals. The positions that the candidates can take up are Tax Accountant, Employment Tax Specialists, State Local Tax Attorney specialists, Tax Policy Analyst, Tax Recruiter, tax advisor, Tax Manager, Tax Examiners, Collectors, Revenue Agents etc.

Colleges Offering the Course

  • Ramnarain Ruia College - Mumbai (PGDT)
  • Institute of Management and Technology, UP (PGDT)
  • Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh (PGDT)
  • TVC Institute of Management, Mumbai (Diploma in Service Tax/Indirect Tax Management)
  • Sinhgad Law College, Pune (Diploma in Taxation Law)
  • Faridabad Institute of Management Studies, Faridabad (PGDT)
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune (PGD in Tax Management and Administration)
  • Biztech Management School, Kolkata (Diploma in Accounting &Taxation)

Course Content

Any basic course on taxation would cover the following topics:

  • Taxation in India
  • Public finance
  • Direct and indirect taxes
  • Constitutional and commercial laws
  • Office management
  • Accounting and tax planning.

Course Fee

The fees for a full time course of 2 years will be Rs. 12,000. However the fee structure will vary slightly depending on the colleges.

Application process

Eligibility for diploma courses is clearing 12th. Some diploma courses in taxation may require graduation.

Is it suitable for me?

A course in taxation suitable for those who have patience and are hard working. The procedures can often be tedious.

Fintotal Insight

It is difficult to comment on the usefulness of this course when there exists more comprehensive courses like CA. But if you are currently working and your work involves taxation, for example in the shipping business, this course may be valuable for you.

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