The Irish Tax Institute is running its high profile annual tax competition for undergraduate students throughout Ireland. The Fantasy Budget could be the start of your career in tax journey!
Budget 2022 will be announced on 12 October 2021. We invite third-level students to form teams of three or four students and prepare a submission to critically analyse some of the budget measures, in addition to proposing a budget measure. The closing date for entries is 26 November 2021 and full details on the entry requirements can be found here.
Fantasy Budget 2021 Winners
We had a lot of really great submissions for our 2021 competition, but the final three winners were UCD, LIT and UCC. Hear from our winners on their experience and submissions.
“The Fantasy Budget Competition was a great way for me to really understand the practical effects of the measures the Budget brings in and the changes in taxation policy that come with it. The research you do really stands to you and helps when starting a new career in a tax department – I would definitely recommend the competition to every student studying tax, there are excellent prizes and it all helps for your exams”
“The Fantasy Budget competition is a great way to get students thinking about tax on real life practical level and away from a purely exam focused mind-set. The competition sparked an interest to begin my career in tax as it brought to my attention the important role tax plays in Ireland’s economy. Tax issues are at the heart of all commercial activities and working in tax will provide me with a diverse set of skills & experience”