Tax Compliance

Tax Compliance (TC) 

The TC syllabus is vast and the content can appear alien to those who have little experience of tax. Ultimately, there are 4 technical questions in the TC exam and each one focuses on a specific area of tax: Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Taxes and Indirect Taxes. Rather than racing through each of the study manual chapters using small, unexaminable examples like other tuition providers, our tuition neatly breaks the syllabus down into these 4 examinable areas and teaches you the key technical content and optimal approach for each question so that you score a strong mark in your TC exam. You will be taught the same exam techniques that enabled your tutor to score 88% in the Tax exam and win a prize from the ICAEW.

A small sample of our student feedback is included below:

I was on my last attempt of TC before deciding I needed some extra help, with Kieran's guidance I got one of my highest scores in that exam. I then went on to do my remaining 4 exams with him and passed them all first time round. His teaching method of breaking it down into the most important parts is what worked for me and also the strong emphasis on past exam papers. Can't recommend highly enough!

Victoria (TC resit student who passed all her ACA exams first time with us)

Having sat and failed the ACA TC exam a couple of times, Kieran was able to help me pass this. Very down to earth and easy to get on with, with a training programme focusing on the core skills required to pass the exams. Thanks​

Jonny (TC resit student who passed first time with us)

This is the first time I have used Kieran at ACA Masters and I have already decided that he is the training provider that works best. The exposure Kieran gives you to past ACA exam papers from the beginning really assisted me in the terminology the ICAEW use at an early stage, as opposed to other providers who only give you this exposure on a revision course a few weeks before the exam. The technical knowledge phase really hones down on the large areas of the syllabus with Kieran breaking down each part of the commonly tested areas giving me a strong knowledge of all areas of the TC exam. When in our final pre-exam session our class worked out the best exam strategy to answering the questions. This gave me a clear focus by first answering the large Personal Tax question gaining as many marks and building my confidence during the exam which then ran through to the end of the paper. I would, and have, recommended Kieran to other staff members within the practice.

Dale (TC student who passed first time with us with a score of 70%)

The bit of the course I found most helpful were the sessions at the end that solely focused on exam papers and how to approach each question. I think it definitely helped me do better in TC as I had failed quite a few times before that. The layout of answers was also quite helpful. I like the way each one was split up into a topic so that you could focus on that before and after the class. I feel like it went at the right pace. I would definitely recommend the course to other students.

Victoria (TC resit student who passed first time with us with a score of 82%)

I found the ACA Masters classes to be incredibly useful alongside the provision of comprehensive and thorough materials. Not only was the theory covered in all the sessions, but the exam techniques and pro- formas provided were extremely useful for the format of the tax exam. In addition to this, I very much found the link between exam preparation and the knowledge prepared me well for the exam and enabled me to enhance my exam practice and achieve the mark I did. Thanks Kieron for all your help, and I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to undertake the ACA qualification.

Rupi (TC student who passed first time with us)

The slides and excel docs with the pro-formas were very helpful. They were nice and concise, easy to follow and really helped when revising. I think the most useful thing about the course I found was how you went through the exam questions and gave demonstrations on how to answer/tackle each question. This really allowed me to become more comfortable with answering exam questions.

Vinay (TC student who passed first time with us)​​​

Tuition Options

To get you through your TC exam, we offer small group classroom tuition, online tuition and one-to-one tuition.

 
 

Classroom tuition - London

Our TC course comprises six classes which are held on Saturdays in central London. Each of the first four classes will focus specifically on one of the four technical exam questions and will cover the fundamental principles of each tax, the key things to look out for in exam questions, and most importantly, the specific technique you should use in the exam. We will work exclusively with past paper questions from recent exams to ensure that you get up to the required standard as soon as possible – rather than wasting time with ‘warm-up’ questions. You will also be coached on how to study effectively, how to structure your revision and be guided as to what you need to do to pass the ACA exams with strong marks. 

The classes are structured as follows:

1. Income Tax

2. Corporation Tax

3. CGT and IHT

4. VAT, Stamp Duty and Ethics

5. Exam Technique Masterclass 1

6. Exam Technique Masterclass 2

Tuition fees

There are two payment options for the TC classroom course.

Option 1: Pay as you go

Tuition fees are £150 per class.

Option 2: Full Course

For students attending all 6 classes, the tuition fee is reduced to £130 per class.

Therefore, the full cost of the course is £780. 

 

The full course includes:

- Full access to our popular TC exam masterclass webinars which sell separately for £150 (see below).

- Learning materials which sell separately for £25 (see below).

- A £10 per hour discount on one-to-one tuition (see below).

 

​Please contact us here if you wish to book.

Tuition is held in central London on Saturdays. Each class has a maximum of 12 students. This small group format ensures that the tutor can dedicate sufficient attention to each individual student, whilst at the same time building a collaborative learning environment where questions can be freely asked. This small group format has proved highly effective for our current and former students and is a contributing factor to our exceptionally high student pass rate. Students are also encouraged to act as ‘study buddies’ outside of formal tutoring hours.

Online tuition - TC Exam Masterclass webinars

As it is not possible for all students to attend our TC classroom course in London and because the course is often fully booked, our prize-winning senior ACA tutor Kieran Doe has recorded a series of TC exam masterclass webinars. 

Our online masterclasses teach the same content and exam techniques as our classroom tuition (above). Many students prefer the online masterclasses as they offer a lower cost option and can be accessed from any location with internet connection. 

Each class explains the key technical concepts and demonstrates the optimal exam technique by tackling recent past exam questions. The classes apply the exam strategies and techniques which resulted in Kieran scoring 88% in the TC exam and winning a prize from the ICAEW.

There are 6 classes in total, with each class teaching you the optimal exam technique for one of the four technical TC exam questions.Each class is approximately 1 hour in length. The classes are structured so that the course covers each type of TC exam question and a full range of technical areas.

  1. Income Tax - Employment Income

  2. Income Tax - Trading Income

  3. Income Tax, National Insurance and 'Net Disposable Income' questions

  4. Corporation Tax

  5. CGT and IHT

  6. VAT and Stamp Duty

You can view one of our TC Exam Masterclasses below. 

You can purchase each individual class via PayPal for only £20 by clicking on the 'rent' icon below. You can then watch the class as many times as you need to ensure that you have understood the technical principles and mastered the exam techniques taught during the class. You can stream the classes directly below and view them on any device which has internet connection within the 72 hour viewing period. If you require access for longer than 72 hours, we suggest that you opt for the Full Series Offer - see below for details.

Full Series Offer

​You can subscribe to all of the classes for £150 and enjoy a viewing period of up to 6 months. Just click on the subscribe icon on the video below to purchase via PayPal.

 

Please note that this is a monthly channel subscription so you will need to cancel your subscription a day before the end of the first month. You can cancel your subscription via PayPal. If you require access for longer than one month then please email us your PayPal payment confirmation email and we will send you a link to the videos so you can continue watching the videos for a further 5 months. There is no additional charge for this.​

Students who have subscribed to the full series are also entitled to a £10 per hour discount on one-to-one tuition (see below).

Please note that the amount of tax allowances, tax bands and tax rates are updated every year in the Finance Act. As a result, every year there are changes made to the ICAEW question bank to reflect the updated allowances, bands and rates. For the vast majority of questions, these are the only changes made. Therefore, the fundamental nature of the question and the examinable content has not changed. Our TC masterclasses use the allowances, bands and rates at the time of recording. We continuously review each class in detail to ensure that the technical content and the exam techniques taught are still relevant for your exam, despite the minor changes in tax allowances, tax bands and tax rates. Whilst the classes may use the allowances, bands and rates from previous years, this does not mean that the technical content or the exam techniques taught are any less relevant to your exam, it is simply the fact that the allowances, bands and rates are updated every year and therefore result in minor changes to the question answers. 

 
 

One-to-one tuition

If you are struggling with a particular area, then one-to-one tuition is also available. We suggest that one-to-one tuition is used to supplement the tuition provided during our classroom or online classes to address any specific areas where you require intensive support. As we received incredibly high levels of demand, one-to-one tuition slots are allocated in priority to students attending either our classroom or online tuition.

 

Tuition fees are £75-95 p/hour depending on the level of seniority of the tutor. 

Please contact us here if you wish to book.

 

Learning materials

Our prize-winning ACA tutor, Kieran Doe, has developed our unique TC learning materials which consist of:

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  • Easy-to-use summarised technical notes for each subject area 

  • Calculation proformas and reminders 

A small sample is included below. The price for our unique TC materials is £25. You can purchase below using PayPal; if you wish to use another payment method then please contact us.

Once payment has been received, you will receive the materials via email within 24 hours.

Contact us here or email bookings@acamasters.com

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