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Taxation experts

Description

Taxation experts advise on tax matters and assess tax liabilities.

Main Tasks

  • Examines accounts of industrial, commercial and other establishments to determine their tax liability and makes adjustments to claims where necessary;
  • Considers particular problems concerning all forms of personal and company taxation;
  • Stays abreast of all changes in tax law and precedent;
  • Discusses disputed cases with accountants and other specialists;
  • Represents Government, client or employer in contested claims before tax officials or an independent tribunal.

Qualifications

Entry is possible with GCSEs/S grades or a BTEC/ SQA award, although many entrants possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A professional qualification is required in either accountancy or taxation. Training is undertaken on-the-job and usually takes approximately four years to complete.

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