Updated on Feb 24, 2022 07:43 IST
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Taxation refers to the collection of money by the Government from the trading companies and citizens to finance public institutions, goods and services. Candidates aspiring to pursue the course in Taxation must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the programme they want to enrol into. Taxation course is offered at certification, UG, PG and Diploma Levels. The duration of the taxation course is a maximum of 3 years. The course aims at imparting practical and theoretical knowledge of financial accounting, direct taxation, indirect taxation and auditing. Candidates are offered admission to the course based on the entrance exams or merit basis. 

Table of Contents
  1. Taxation Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.1 Taxation Certification Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.2 Graduation in Taxation Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.3 Diploma in Taxation Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.4 Post Graduation in Taxation Eligibility Criteria
  2. Taxation Entrance Exams
  3. Taxation Course Skills Required
  4. Taxation Course Syllabus
    • 4.1 Certification in Taxation Syllabus
    • 4.2 Graduation in Taxation SyllabusCourses offered for graduation in taxation are:
    • 4.3 Taxation Diploma Syllabus
    • 4.4 Post Graduation in Taxation Syllabus
  5. Taxation Career Prospects and Job Roles
  6. Taxation Course Top Recruiting Companies
  7. Taxation Course Top Colleges
    • 7.1 Certification
    • 7.2 Graduation
    • 7.3 Post Graduation
    • 7.4 Diploma
  8. Frequently Asked Questions on Taxation

Taxation Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria of taxation courses vary at different levels. Candidates must ensure to fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria for successful admission to desired institute/university.

Taxation Certification Eligibility Criteria

To enrol for the certification for taxation course candidate must be:

  • Qualified Cost & Management Accountants(Members)
  • Other Professionals (CS, CA, MBA, M.Com, Lawyers)
  • Executives from Industries and Tax Practitioners
  • Students who are either CMA qualified or CMA pursuing

Graduation in Taxation Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates aspiring to obtain a bachelor’s degree in taxation must pursue the B.Com course specialisation in Taxation. 
  • Completed 10+2 or equivalent with an aggregate of 50% or 60% in any stream conducted by a recognised Board/Council/University.

Diploma in Taxation Eligibility Criteria

  • As per the eligibility criteria for Diploma in Taxation candidate must be a graduate in Commerce or Law from a recognized institution/university. 
  • Some institutes/universities also accept candidates having Graduation degree in Art/Science streams with one-year practical experience in Taxation or related fields

Post Graduation in Taxation Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Post Graduation in Taxation programme, candidates must be a graduate in B.Com with an aggregate minimum percentage of 50-60%.  

Taxation Entrance Exams

For admission to the Taxation course at various levels, candidates must appear for the entrance exams. Some universities/institutions offer direct admission based on merit while some conduct entrance exams to assess the candidate’s abilities in various sections. Check the list of entrance exams that candidates must appear for admission to the taxation course.

Taxation exams for Certification courses

Taxation exams for Undergraduate programme admission

Taxation exams for Diploma admission

Taxation Exam for Postgraduation admission

Admission on the basis of merit basis/ score in the qualifying examination

Admission granted on the basis of aggregate score in the qualifying examination. 

Taxation Course Skills Required

Candidates aspiring to pursue the course must possess the desired taxation skills to enhance further skills desirable for career growth. Check the list of taxation skills that a candidate must have before enrolling for the course:

  • Ability to explain complex regulations in a way a common man can understand
  • Be comfortable with numbers
  • Time management; punctuality
  • Commercial awareness; dynamic with a situation
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to details
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Taxation Course Syllabus

The taxation syllabus varies from level to level. Candidates can check the syllabus of taxation course at each level.

Certification in Taxation Syllabus

Popular Taxation certification offered by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India offers various courses under taxation. Check the table below to know the different certificate courses for taxation and syllabus.

Taxation certificate course 

Taxation subjects

Certificate Course on GST

Constitutional Background of GST, Concepts of GST & Definitions in GST, Classification, HSN, SAC Input Tax Credit, Refund of ITC Records and Returns Payment and Refunds Demands Penalties and Prosecutions Job Work Zero Rated Supplies, Imports and Exports Applicability of TDS and TCS under GST and Filing of Return, Taxable event, Time of Supply and Place of Supply, Composite & Mixed supply, Works Contract, Exempted supply Valuation under GST, Valuation rule Basic Procedures- Registration, Invoice, Bill of supply, E way Bills etc. Annual Return and Assessment Adjudication and appeal Advance Ruling and Anti-profiteering Miscellaneous Provisions and Case studies on specific Chapters involving real-life scenarios

Advanced Certificate Course on GST

Taxable Event and Type of Supply Time of Supply and Place of Supply Classification & HSN and SAC Valuation Rule, Analysis of TDS and TCS under GST Zero Rated Supplies, Imports and Exports E-Invoicing and Reconciliation of Credits and Job Work Analysis of Annual Return & Assessment, Analytical Approach of Registration, Invoice, Bill of supply, E way Bill Practical Analysis of GST Returns, Demands, Adjudication and appeal, Penalties and Prosecutions Analytical view of Advance Ruling and Anti Profiteering Miscellaneous Provisions and Case studies on specific Chapters involving real-life scenarios

Certificate Course on TDS (Direct Taxation)

Basics of TDS, Duties and Responsibility for deducting tax at source, Practical Approach for TDS Return submission and correction in TDS Return Procedure of TDS Challan generation, Section wise in-depth discussion on TDS on different types of payments along with amendments and case law TDS for Non-Residents Various penalties & consequences, Specific Amendments & inclusion under TDS as per latest Finance Bill and amendments Some Important Case Laws

Certificate Course on Return Filling (Income Tax)

Basics of Income Tax Return Filling, Duties and Responsibility for deducting tax at source Various penalties & consequences, ITR 1, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4, ITR 5, ITR 6, ITR 7 [Timeline for filling Return and practical approach] Recent Amendments in Filing of Returns as per Finance Bill Recent Case Laws for guidance

Crash Course on GST for College and University

Concept of GST, Classification, HSN and  SAC Code, Taxable event, Time of supply and place of supply, valuation rules, the concept of GST registration, procedure of GST registration, Concept of TDS and TCS in GST, registration and return submission procedure in TCS and TDS, Rule of invoicing and bill of supply, input tax credit, reverse charge mechanism, E-way bill, introduction to GST return, procedure of GST return submission, concept of annual return, practical aspects of GSTR 9, 9A

Advanced Course On Gst Audit And Assessment Procedure

Theoretical and Practical Approach of GSTR 9, Information required for filling up GSTR 9, Theoretical and Practical Approach of GSTR 9, Proper maintenance of Accounts and Records, Linking between GST and Income Tax, Theoretical Approach of GST Assessment, Duties and Responsibilities of Assessee and Auditor during Assessment, Practical Approach of Appeal under GST (drafting & uploading of the Appeal papers), Role of CMA in GST, Specially in Audit, Special Audit and Desk Review

Graduation in Taxation Syllabus
Courses offered for graduation in taxation are:

  • B.com (Hons.) in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
  • B.Com in Taxation
  • B.Com Accounting and Taxation
  • B.Com Taxation and Finance

Based on the above courses mentioned, candidates can check the syllabus of undergraduate taxation course:

B.Com in Taxation Subjects

Accountancy

PC Software

Fundamentals of Business

Mathematics

Advanced Accountancy

Professional Communication

Banking

Indian Constitution

Income Tax Law and Practice – Basic Concepts

Business Statistics and Operations Research

Corporate Accounting

Insurance and Risk Management

Introduction to GST

Environmental Science and Sustainability

Income Tax Law and Practice - Heads of Income

Mercantile Laws

Fundamentals of Costing

Advanced Concepts of GST

Income Tax Law & Practice - Determination of Income

Company Law and Secretarial Practice

Accounting Packages - Tally

Management Accounting

GST – Procedures and Practices

Introduction to Research Projects

Investment Management

Income Tax Law and Practice - Assessment Procedures and Authorities

Principles of Financial Management

Capital Markets and Financial Services

Auditing – Principles and Practices

Customs Law - Practice and Procedure

Wealth Tax & Vat Procedure and Practices

Principles of Statistics

Indian Company Act

Indirect Taxation

Central Excise Procedure & Practice

Human Resource Management

Note: Subject's name may vary from college to college. The above data is an aggregate of colleges offering Taxation courses. 

Taxation Diploma Syllabus

Courses offered under diploma in taxation:

  • Diploma in Accounting & Taxation
  • Diploma in Service Tax
  • Diploma in Taxation Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Management and Tax Administration

Diploma in Taxation Subjects

Income Tax Paper I

Income Tax Paper II

Indirect Taxes I

Financial Accounting & Analysis I

Organization & Management

Computer Applications & Introduction To Tally

Income Tax Paper I

Income Tax Paper II

Indirect Taxes II

Financial Accounting & Analysis II

Communication Skills

Principles of Auditing

Post Graduation in Taxation Syllabus

Courses offered for post-graduation in taxation:

  • Master of Commerce in Finance and Taxation
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting and Taxation

Post Graduation in Taxation Subjects

Law of Direct Taxes & Practices - Income Tax Act 

Law of Indirect Taxes - Central Excise Act, 1944

Law of Indirect Taxes - Custom Act, 1962 & Custom Tariff Act, 1975 & Service Tax

Law of Direct Taxes & Practices - Income Tax Act & Wealth Tax Act

Income Tax Act

Basic concepts, definition and charge of Income Tax Act (Section 1 to 4)

Income Tax Authorities (Section 116 to 130A)

Scope of total income and Residential Status (Section 5 to 9)

Computation of Gross Total Income

Income from Salaries (Section 15 to 17)

Income from House Property (Section 22 to 27)

Rebates & Relief

Double Taxation Relief

Tax Authorities and Tribunal

Assessments, Recovery of Tax Refund

Liability to pay tax in certain cases

Return of Income and Assessment (Section 139 to 158)

Advance Payment of Tax (Section 207 to 219)

Wealth Tax Act

Rules and Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985

Special Features of Indirect Taxation

Excise Law

Excise Liability

Excise Duties

Excisable Goods 

Valuation under Central Excise Act

Custom Act, 1962 & Custom Tariff Act, 1975

Service Tax

Payment of service tax and registration (Section 68 & 69)

Central Sales Tax Act 1956

Interest and refund of excess payment

Tax deduction and collection at source (Section 192 to 206C)

Appeals and Revisions (Section 246 to 264)

Penalties and Prosecutions (Section 270 to 280)

Small Scale Units and applicable laws for duty payment purposes

Adjudication, Appellate and Revision provisions.

Taxation Career Prospects and Job Roles

Job roles/Career Prospects

Description

Average Salary

Tax Consultant

Tax consultant helps people or organisations in paying taxes.

Rs. 5,18,123

Tax Policy Analyst

As a tax policy analyst one researches and develops taxation policies in order to develop. Tax Policy Analyst advice the official bodies on implementation of the policy

Rs. 4,40,000

Tax Auditor

They analyse the financial data and correct the number of applicable deductions, taxable income, and nontaxable expenses. 

Rs. 4,86,615

Tax Collector

They act as an agent for local government or state for the collection of the revenues and public funding.

-

Accounting Manager

Manage and oversees the daily operations of the accounting department

Rs. 697,769

Tax Accountant

A tax accountant assists companies and clients with their income tax and financial statements.

Rs. 348,171

Revenue agents

They ensure that the government  get their tax money from citizens or businesses

Rs. 589,542

Internal auditors

Assess business processes or companies IT. Also, the internal auditor’s the risk and ensures that the company comply with the relevant statutes and law.

Rs. 540,859

External Auditors

External auditor analyses the financial information of a company. 

-

Data Courtesy: Payscale

Taxation Course Top Recruiting Companies

Accenture

Amazon

PWC

Deloitte

Bosch Ltd

Bata India

Ernst & Young

Feedback Infra Pvt

Decathlon

Axis Bank

Verizon

Wipro

Nestle

Parle Agro

IBM

Taxation Course Top Colleges

Candidates can check the top colleges for Taxation courses at each level.

Certification

The taxation certificate course is offered by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Candidates can check the list of taxation courses offered by the ICAI.

Courses

Mode

Duration

Certificate Course on GST

Offline & Online(both)

72 Hours

Advanced Certificate Course on GST

Online only

40 Hours

Certificate Course on TDS (Direct Taxation)

Online only

30 Hours

Certificate Course on Return Filling (Income Tax)

Online only

30 Hours

Crash Course on GST for College and University

Offline only

32 Hours

Advanced Course On GST Audit And Assessment Procedure

Online only

30 Hours

Advanced Course On Income Tax Assessment And Appeal

Online only

30 Hours

Graduation

The duration of the Graduation in taxation is of three years. Each year is divided into 2 semesters. Candidates can check the name of colleges offering B.Com in Taxation.

College

Course name

Woxsen University

B.Com. (Hons.) in Accounting, Audit and Taxation

ISME Bangalore

B.com in Taxation

GITAM Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam

B.Com. in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 

Chandigarh University

B.Com. in Auditing and Taxation

Union Christian College

B.Com. in Finance and Taxation

Post Graduation

Post Graduation in Taxation of 2 years. Each year is further divided into 2 semesters. Check the list of colleges offering M.Com in Taxation below:

College

Course name

IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University

M.Com. in Finance and Taxation

Pondicherry University

M.Com. in Accounting and Taxation

Faculty of Management and Commerce

M.Com. in Accounting and Taxation

SAGE University

M.Com. (Hons) in Taxation

St. Joseph's College of Commerce

M.Com. (Finance and Taxation/ Marketing and Analytics)

St. Berchmans College

M.Com. in Finance and Taxation

Diploma

The duration of Diploma in Taxation is one year. Check the list of colleges offering a Diploma in Taxation.

College

Course name

Parul University

Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation and Practice

Directorate of Distance Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation ((PGDT)

UniPune (Pune University)

P.G. Diploma in Taxation

University College of Commerce and Business Management, Osmania University

Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation

Indira College of Commerce and Science

PG Diploma in Taxation

International Taxation Courses
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India offers Post Qualification Diploma in International Taxation. To obtain the International Taxation Diploma degree candidate has to undergo 120 hours of professional training which would cover the entire syllabus of International Taxation courses. Candidates can check the International Taxation subjects below:

  • International Tax - Transfer pricing
  • International Tax - Practice

At the end of the International Taxation Diploma course, the institute will conduct an International taxation Assessment test based on which candidates will be issued an eligibility certificate by the committee of International Taxation.

Frequently Asked Questions on Taxation

Q. When can I do B.Com in Taxation?

Ans. Candidates can opt for B.Com in Taxation after completing 10+2 with the required minimum aggregate percentage. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for each college they want to take admission in.

Q. What is the age limit to take admission in M.Com in Taxation?

Ans. There is no age limit to apply for M.Com in Taxation. Candidates can apply as per their preference. Candidate must have completed graduation in B.Com to enrol for the M.Com programme.

Q. Is it necessary to have work experience before applying for a certification programme?

Ans. No, It is not necessary to have work experience to apply for certification in a taxation course. However, candidates must fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria as mentioned in the article. 

Q. What is the average salary offered after a B.Com in taxation degree?

Ans. The average salary offered after the completion of B.Com in taxation is 4 lakh per annum. Candidates can also pursue higher studies to have greater career opportunities and packages. 

Q. What are the career prospects after completing the taxation degree?

Ans. The various career prospects after the taxation course are:
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Policy Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Collector
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Revenue agents
  • Internal auditors
  • External Auditors

Q. What is the minimum percentage required for M.Com in taxation?

Ans. To apply for M.Com in taxation candidates must have an aggregate of a minimum of 45-50% in graduation degree. Candidates are advised to check the respective college brochures. 

Q. How can I apply for a diploma in taxation?

Ans. The candidate must be a graduate in Commerce or law from a recognized institute/university to be eligible to apply for a diploma in taxation. The duration of the diploma in taxation programme is one year.

Q. What is the average salary for an income tax officer?

Ans. The average salary for the income tax officer is Rs. 45,563 per month. The income tax officer gets opportunities for growth and promotion apart from the basic pay.

Q. How do I get a job in taxation?

Ans. To get a job in taxation it is mandatory to have at least a B.Com degree in taxation and later one can opt to work or opt for further studies by applying for M.Com in taxation to widen the career prospect. 

Q. Which are the colleges/institutes offering taxation degree in Delhi/NCR?

Ans. The colleges/institutes for taxation course in Delhi/NCR are:
  • New Delhi YMCA
  • IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • ICAI - Institute of Cost Accountants of India
  • ICSI Delhi

Q. What is the duration of certification in the taxation course?

Ans. The duration of the certification programme is a maximum of one year. Candidates can check the duration of each taxation certificate programme in this article.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria to pursue the International Taxation Courses?

Ans. To pursue the International taxation Courses candidates must be a member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. 

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Comments

Sir can u help that he was studying in Bangalore after 10th he can take direct pamc course but I have shifted to Rajasthan?

Reply to Ramesh Kumar

Admission will start from when in MSU Baroda for PGD in Taxation law?

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Pankaj

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3 days ago

What is the admission criteria for this course?

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heena agrawal

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3 weeks ago

Hello!
Minimum score of 50% (Less for reserved category students) marks at 10+2 or equivalent level.
Kindly visit the link given below-
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I want to know about the fee structure at Sri Dhavala College for B.Com. in Income Tax.

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Vinay kr Pandey

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2 weeks ago

Fee structure at Sri Dhavala College for B.Com. in Income Tax is Rs 14,910 (1st Year Fees).
For more details please visit the official website of college or university.
Thank you

Taxation course offline in Nashik near dwarka?

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Bhavik kapoor

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

Yes, their are many accounting schools offering taxation courses offline as an advice you should go with ICA edu skills. This is much better accounting school for taxation course.

Can I get direct admission to BIIM Pune and what are the fees for that?

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

It is imperative that the candidate should have taken at least one exam out of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT or MH-CET. MAT exams held after in Sep 2021 to Mar 2022 will be considered for admission to the academic year 2022-23. BIIM believes that true talent cannot be judged on the basis of the score granted ...It is imperative that the candidate should have taken at least one exam out of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT or MH-CET. MAT exams held after in Sep 2021 to Mar 2022 will be considered for admission to the academic year 2022-23. BIIM believes that true talent cannot be judged on the basis of the score granted by any entrance exam. Hence, there is no cut-off bar score below which if the candidate scores cannot apply to the programme. So entrance scores are mandatory.

Amirta college an admission for B.Com taxation &finance at Coimbatore.

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Riya verma

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Yes, it could be a good option and this course will surely give a good boost to your career.

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Jyoti Kumari

Contributor-Level 7

2 months ago

Amrita school of business provide good facilities in the finance domain. You cab do B.Com taxation & finance, it will be good for your future.

List of all MBA college which offer direct admission?

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Pappu Kumar Mahato

Contributor-Level 8

2 months ago

There many college are taking direct admission such as
Asian Business School, Amity University, GD Goenka University School of Management, Bridge School of Management Gurgaon.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation Law at UniRaj - University of Rajasthan.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

2 months ago

Cutoff for pg in diploma changed every year you have to go through with college website.

I want to know how do I get a Diploma in taxation law.

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Vipul Raj

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

Graduation in Commerce or Law from a recognized university is required for the Diploma in Taxation. Many institutions also accept applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Art/Science and one year of practical experience in Taxation or related subjects, or those with a Master's degree in Art/Science...Graduation in Commerce or Law from a recognized university is required for the Diploma in Taxation. Many institutions also accept applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Art/Science and one year of practical experience in Taxation or related subjects, or those with a Master's degree in Art/Science with one year of practical experience in Taxation or related fields. Candidates with a three-year Diploma and two years of practical experience in taxation or similar subjects will be considered.

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