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Course Objective

The objective of this course is to develop practical knowledge and understanding of various international and regional tax systems, the fundamentals of implementing new tax structures and tax reform strategies, the intricacies of tax administration and tax collection, the rudiments of value-added tax and its implications for the Bahamian economy, and the commercial aspects of taxation law and administration.

This certificate course is specifically designed for legal practitioners, private client, wealth management, banking, trust and other financial services professionals who wish to develop specialized and practical knowledge of taxation laws, tax administration, tax policy, and their relevance to and impact on financial services in the Bahamas. It is also beneficial to civil servants, government policy makers, and tax and financial services regulators.

The course will cover the areas of general taxation principles, comparative tax systems, regional taxation issues in the Caribbean and Latin America, tax reform, indirect taxes, tax administration and tax revenue collection, taxation of foreign investment, taxation of financial institutions, trusts and estates, and tax policy and economic growth.

The course content of the tax certification programme will be delivered by local and international tax, accounting, financial services, and legal experts in four (4) modules of intensive, specialized lectures and training.

Assessment structure

Candidates for this programme will be certified after successful completion of a two hour exam of multiple choice questions. The passing mark for the exam is 70%. A Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the qualification.

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Cost: $2,500 plus $50 registration fee - MEMBERS
$3000 plus $50 NON-MEMBERS

Course duration - 4 months

Delivery method: Face to Face interactive workshops delivered by international & local practitioners
Estimated study time 100 hours
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