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Qualifications Required for Tax

Qualifications Required for Tax

What qualifications are required?

Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification

If you are serious about a career in tax, then there is only one option - the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. This is a 3 part qualification and covers all tax heads in unparalleled detail.  You need a Level 8 (Honours) degree in any discipline. Lectures are held in Dublin and Cork. There is also a flexible online study option that lets you watch lectures whenever and wherever suits you.  We also run two courses each year (Summer and Winter) so you can decide what best fits in with your life.

If you want to find out more about the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Course, click here to read the Student Handbook

Tax Technician Qualification

Our Tax Technician qualification is a practical, flexible, modular programme covering the fundamentals of tax in all areas of tax. It is ideal for those with no prior tax knowledge. You must hold a Level 5 qualification or equivalent (Leaving Certificate).  

The Tax Technician course is a one-year part-time course, however, you can complete it over a 2-year period if that suits you.  Lectures are held in Dublin and online.

If you are interested in the Tax Technician Course, click here to read the Student Handbook

Diploma in Tax 

This 10 month qualification is the ideal choice for accounting and finance professionals who wish to develop and build their tax knowledge. Delivered by class-room based lectures in Dublin and online, assessment is by way of multi-disciplinary assignment.

If you are looking to find out more about the Diploma in Tax, click here to read the Student Handbook. 

A few points to remember!

  • You don't have to have a training contract to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
  • Graduates from all backgrounds can enrol on the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.
  • Applicants must hold a Level 8  and Level 5 qualification for the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification and Tax Technician qualification respectively.  Candidates for the NEW Diploma in Tax must have studied tax on a previous course. Candidates who do not hold an honours degree or equivalent may be considered on a case-by case basis, through the recognition of work-based learning.

Next available Courses

Lectures for the CTA, Diploma in Tax and Technician Winter Courses start in September / October Find out more here.
For more information, email students@taxinstitute.ie

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Individuals who hold an undergraduate degree at honours level (Level 8 equivalent) can enrol on the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme.

If you do not hold such a qualification, you may be considered on a case-by-case basis, through recognition of work-based learning.