Advanced tax training has been a part of the Singapore University of Social Sciences ever since we were approached by the Tax Academy in 2007 to launch a Master of Taxation (MTAX) course here in Singapore.
Since the first intake in 2009, the training courses have been continuously revised and replaced to ensure that our graduates are provided with a comprehensive programme of study in Singapore and international taxation. International Taxation has grown in importance in recent years, and the tax courses offered here give students a thorough grounding in both substantive tax rules and tax policy and to equip them for future practice, whether they intend to enter or return to private practice, in-house employment or government service. The courses aim to equip students with a framework of approach to enable them to deal with issues and challenges of the real world of taxation.
The courses also provide useful continuous professional education (CPE) offering courses that cover current developments and changes in taxation law.
The courses can be taken on their own and subject to meeting the necessary requirements, can also be accumulated or "stacked" to build up a Graduate Certificate in Taxation, a Graduate Diploma in Taxation or a Master of Taxation.
Students who have already completed the Executive Tax Programme Level III (Advanced Tax Programme) will receive credit recognition for 4 subjects.
- To provide training in Tax Policy, Legal Framework, Singapore Individual and Corporate Income Tax, Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing, International Tax Planning and Goods and Services Tax.
- To equip practitioners with a deeper and broader knowledge of the fundamentals of international taxation, capabilities very important to a tax practitioner in an open economy such as Singapore.
- To provide practitioners a wider frame of reference when looking at taxation. Taxation does not exist in a vacuum, and the practice of taxation directly or indirectly involves wider considerations such as corporate governance, corporate reporting and the general economy.