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Certificate in Taxation

Taxation Toolkit for Accountants

4.31 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

$995.00 plus GST

Do you prepare tax and/or GST returns for clients? Need a refresher?

This course is specifically designed for accountants and will give you the skills to prepare income tax returns for both individuals and companies. It provides you with the essential tools for income tax, GST and FBT and will help your clients minimise their tax liabilities.

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Product Description

Key benefits:

  • Gain 50 CPD hours or 50 CE Points
  • Developed and delivered by an Approved Training Organisation
  • Get a FREE 12-month membership with the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ) valued at over $500*
  • Get a FREE eBook valued at $100
  • Developed by leading New Zealand tax experts
  • Receive one-on-one unlimited tutor support

*You must be a Registered Tax Agent to validate your membership.

This course is designed for:

  • Accountants who require CPD hours
  • Junior accountants wanting to up-skill in tax
  • People who have worked in a corporate environment and looking to return or move to chartered accountancy
  • Those returning to accounting after spending time overseas

This course includes the following modules*:

  • Introduction to taxation
  • Goods and services tax
  • Assessable income and allowable deductions
  • Depreciation, provisional tax and penalties
  • Fringe benefit tax
  • Dividends and imputations credits
  • Maximise tax deductions
  • Look Through Companies

Enrol today and receive a FREE eTax Book valued at $100!

FoundationsFoundations of New Zealand Taxation Law provides a clear and concise introduction to the policy, principles and practice underpinning New Zealand’s complex taxation system. In addition to covering all of the key areas in income tax and GST law, the text includes useful introductory chapters on tax policy and the legal framework that forms the basis our tax system in New Zealand.

Receive this ebook with our compliments when you enrol in this course.

Course summary

CPD home smallCPD/CE Hours: 50

Duration: Learn at your own pace, but expect to take approximately 100 hours. Most people complete the course over 10 weeks (ie. 10 hours per week) but you will have six months to finish the course.

Career Academy Level: 4

What our students say:

★★★★★ "Always been attended to properly and I get clear explanations everytime I ask." Maria Rosario

★★★★★ "I found you online and I was really happy to see support for someone wanting help with the practicalities of starting out in business. It was really good news for me and it gave me the confidence to take the first step. The value of the course is that it gets one into the IRD website for further answers. I have enjoyed it. Thank you."Charles Spillhaus


Investment: $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

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Detailed module overview:

Introduction to taxation

  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Tax Residency
  • Types of Taxation

Goods and services tax

  • Introduction to GST
  • How do I register?
  • What do I do once I have registered?
  • What do I do if I sell something?
  • What do I do when I purchase something?
  • IRD have sent me a GST Return, what do I do?

Assessable income and allowable deductions

  • Assessable Income
  • Allowable Deductions
  • Depreciation

Depreciation, provisional tax and penalties

  • Provisional Tax
  • Tax Penalties
  • Tax Returns


Fringe benefit tax

  • FBT Overview
  • Forms of Fringe Benefit
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Employment Low Interest Loans
  • Subsidised Transport
  • Other Benefits
  • FBT Forms

Dividends and imputations credits

  • Explain what imputation is and how it works
  • State what the purpose is of the imputation regime
  • State what the essential features are
  • Understand when penalty taxes apply

Practical Payroll and PAYE

  • Different types of employees (ie. casual, part time, full time, contractors)
  • PAYE Legislation, PAYE and other tax obligations
  • Annual leave, sick leave, etc
  • Deductions - student loans, child support, court fines
  • Allowances paid to empooyees
  • KiwiSaver
  • ACC
  • Processing payroll and Inland Revenue
  • Payroll software

Maximise tax deductions

  • Advances and deposits
  • Advertising
  • Amortisation - intangible assets
  • Assets owned before going into business
  • Bad debt
  • Bribes
  • Buildings and depreciation
  • Business Assets and leasing assets
  • Deferred payment of expenses
  • Dilapidation repairs
  • Donations
  • Educational expenses
  • Entertainment
  • Foreign exchange losses
  • Fringe benefits and FBT
  • Goods and services tax
  • Home office expenses
  • Inducement payments
  • Interest
  • Legal fees
  • Loss on sale
  • Management fees
  • Overseas tax credits

13 reviews for Taxation Toolkit for Accountants

  1. 5 out of 5


    The course was easy, and I was comfortable following it from home.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I definitely enjoy what I’ve done so far! No issues with the course, it’s just finding the time to work on it that’s difficult. Most of the time I’m able to work through it on my own. I do work with the tutors now and then and they are able to point out exactly what I need to work on which is really great. They also give good feedback on assignments.

  3. 4 out of 5


    The course was helpful overall. It gave me some nice insight into tax laws. The tutors were quite supportive.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Helpful course.

  5. 3 out of 5


    The videos are good, very easy to understand. I wish there were more examples. Good course, need to put more time into studying.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I’ve taken a few courses with Career Academy. With this course in particular there was some confusion on some of the modules, but the tutors were able to help me sort out any issues I had fairly quickly.

  7. 4 out of 5


    The course is easy to follow, and assisting in gaining the required knowledge.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Always been attended to properly and I get clear explanations everytime I ask.

  9. 5 out of 5


    This course met all of expectations. Maybe it would be helpful to let the student know the number of questions in the quiz – just for time management. Otherwise, I am really enjoying the tax courses. I plan on doing future courses – XERO and MYOB software….

  10. 2 out of 5


    The content I was given was easy to follow and will be able to apply my new found skills in the future.

  11. 4 out of 5


    Thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s good to finally get started!

  12. 4 out of 5


    Good course with CPD hours recognised by ICANZ

  13. 5 out of 5


    I found you online and I was really happy to see support for someone wanting help with the practicalities of starting out in business. It was really good news for me and it gave me the confidence to take the first step. The value of the course is that it gets one into the IRD website for further answers. I have enjoyed it. Thank you.

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