UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

PAYROLL AND TAX ADMINISTRATION

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter

Duration

6 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The skills to manage tax and payroll administration processes at a small, medium, or large organisation.

2

An understanding of current tax legislation, and the knowledge to ensure your business complies with regulations.

3

The ability to calculate employees’ tax and complete a monthly employer declaration form.

4

Recognition of your new skills in the form of a certificate from Africa’s leading university.1

1 QS Top Universities (Jun, 2019).

YOUR TEACHING TEAM

Shaun Parsons

Associate Professor, College of Accounting, UCT

Parsons holds a master’s degree in taxation, and is a chartered accountant (SA) and a registered tax practitioner. He has published in academic journals and presented peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Parsons also holds an MPhil in applied theology.

Riley Carpenter

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting, UCT

Carpenter has a master's degree in taxation, and is a chartered accountant (SA). He is also a registered tax practitioner and provides tax consulting to firms in the South African structured finance arena. He has published international journal articles and presented numerous peer-reviewed national and international conference proceedings in taxation and accounting education. Carpenter is also a contributing author of tax and accounting textbooks.

COURSE CURRICULUM

MODULE 1 Basic Tax Concepts for Individuals
An introduction to basic tax concepts.

MODULE 2 Advanced Tax Concepts for Individuals
Discover the tools required to deal with the more complex and involved aspects of individual income tax.

MODULE 3 Basic Tax Concepts for Business
Learn the basic tax concepts for business.

MODULE 4 Advanced Tax for Business
Discover the ins and outs of corporate taxation.

MODULE 5 Payroll - Principles & Legislation
Explore the concept of payroll, and the difference between employees’ tax and income tax.

MODULE 6 Payroll Administration
Learn the nitty-gritty of payroll - how it’s calculated, how it’s deducted, and how it’s allocated.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - MARIANNE ANDERSON image

"Tax legislation continues to evolve over time, and it is easy to get left behind. It is therefore very important to stay in touch with changes. In my opinion, this course was an easy and hassle-free way to achieve just that."

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - MARIANNE ANDERSON

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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