Tax research and communications orientation kicks off new In-Depth Tax Course

Read about one of the exciting changes to our In-Depth Tax Course: a new orientation course dedicated to tax research and communications.

In our March 2012 edition of Talking Tax, we shared with you some important changes being made to CICA’s popular and well-respected In-Depth Tax Course. Here, we highlight one of the re-designed program’s most exciting features: starting in fall 2012, students entering the program will benefit from a new orientation course dedicated to tax research and communications.

The new module aims to ensure that participants’ first exposure to the course is more focused and directional. A new group study component will take advantage of learning technologies to deliver elearning self-study modules and facilitate online discussions. Group study will be coupled with the traditional, in-person, facilitator-led discussions for an optimal learning experience.

Among other things, the Orientation, Research and Communications course will feature:

  • an all-day, hands-on session on tax research during which students will learn the research framework they will employ on-the-job and throughout the In-depth Tax Course
  • a session on statutory and case law interpretation developed by Brian Arnold
  • presentations from officials with Canada Revenue Agency, Department of Finance Canada, Department of Justice Canada and the Canadian Tax Foundation

Students of the new module will receive copies of Ernst & Young’s Guide to Tax Research and Writing and CICA’s Handbook on the Analysis of Tax Cases and the Interpretation of Tax Statutes, by Brian Arnold.

Find out more online about the re-designed In-Depth Tax Course.

This document was originally prepared by a legacy CPA organization.