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Course details

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to give reliable advice to individual and corporate clients on tax compliance and tax planning issues. To be able to do this, the student must learn the basic tax rules that govern personal and business transactions, and how to do research in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources in order to verify the accuracy of their advice. The topics covered will expose the student to these basic rules, as they apply to individuals, corporations, and trusts, and will train the student to find and interpret these rules in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources. The coverage of topics will be aimed to achieve competence at a level that will enable students to demonstrate knowledge, analyze problems, and draw logical conclusions in routine situations that have low to moderate complexity. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for entrance into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ACCG 6410 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 84393


Thu Jan 05 - Thu Apr 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 84393
  • $897.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby
Jan 12 - Feb 09 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Feb 16 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby
Feb 23 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby
Mar 02 - Apr 06 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Online
Apr 13 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. This course fulfills the CPA prerequisite for Taxation. This course CANNOT be transferred into the Accounting nor Finance Diploma. The following dates will be held IN-CLASS at the Burnaby Campus: In-person introduction: January 5th Midterm: February 16th Midterm Debrief: February 23rd Final: April 13th This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Research and interpret applicable tax rules in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources.
  • Identify tax compliance issues and recommend appropriate courses of action
  • Outline appropriate tax treatment for employment, business, property and other income as well as capital gains and losses
  • Recommend tax planning strategies appropriate to individual and corporate taxpayers
  • Calculate individual and corporate net income for tax purposes, taxable income, and taxes payable.
  • Assess GST/HST compliance for both individuals and corporations

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

Taxation (ACCG 6410) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Professional Accounting
    Advanced Diploma Full-time/Part-time


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