Taxation: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Taxation CPA preparatory course.

If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing.

Taxation is an instructor-facilitated (core) course that provides an introduction to both personal and corporate tax principles, covering the how-tos of computing:

  • taxable, employment, business and property income
  • eligible deductions
  • capital cost allowance
  • capital gains
  • taxes payable

The syllabus provides detailed information on the content of the course as well as the other CPA preparatory courses. The examination blueprint outlines the structure and length of course final examinations. 

Prerequisite courses

You must complete or receive exemption from Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 in order to take Taxation.

Schedule

This course is delivered provincially — or, in some cases, regionally — on a part-time basis to offer maximum flexibility and accessibility. Please your provincial/regional body to see which offerings are available in your area.

2018/2019 Academic year

Semester 3:

  • Course start date: July 13, 2019
  • Final examination date: September 7, 2019
  • Final marks release date: September 23, 2019

Semester 4:

  • Course start date: October 5, 2019
  • Final examination date: November 30, 2019
  • Final marks release date: December 16, 2019

2019/2020 Academic year 

Starting with the 2019/2020 academic calendar that begins in November 2019, the semester course offering will change from a four-semester system to a five-semester system. You will have the opportunity to register for courses and their corresponding examinations separately. 

Refer to the CPA preparatory courses calendar for key core course dates and examination dates for core and non-core courses.