BCom Hons: Taxation at University of Pretoria

Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Taxation is an undergraduate Accounts course. Taxation is the process of imposing a financial charge by a state or the functional equivalent of a state such that unable to pay is punishable by law.

Admission requirements

Please note that the Department of Taxation reserves the right to limit the number of students admitted to BComHons (Taxation), taking cognizance of available capacity in respect of teaching infrastructure and human resources.

Candidates will only be considered for admission where an application has been submitted before/on 31 August (for international students) or 31 October (for South African students) of the year preceding the year of the first study.

To be considered for admission, candidates must have successfully completed a B.Com degree that includes taxation and financial accounting modules on a third-year level (hereafter referred to as the “required degree”), with at least 60% for the taxation module.

Candidates in possession of the required degree, as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation from the University of Pretoria, will
also, be considered for admission.

Selection is carried out by taking cognizance of the diversity profile of the university while maintaining
academic merit.

Application process

You must complete the online application form at http://www.up.ac.za/apply (the name of the degree is
BComHons (Taxation) (Code: 07240043).
Ms Thandi Tlamama
Tel: (012) 420 3348
Fax: 086 632 9909
E-mail: thandi.tlamama@up.ac.za

Duration: 1 year

The minimum requirement for the BComHons is a 60% average in the third year for Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing. For the BComHons in Taxation, students must also have a minimum mark of 60% for tax. For the BComHons in Internal auditing, a student must also have a minimum mark of 60% for auditing.

What can you do with a degree in Taxation?

Tax Accountant. Tax accountants work for individuals, private companies, and public organizations to prepare and submit tax documents.

Tax Consultant.

Public Accountant.

Tax Manager.

Financial Analyst.