Tax Technician

The Tax Technician qualification is an entry level programme for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of tax

No prior tax knowledge is required.

A part time course with a flexible modular structure, participants study at a pace that suits them over one to two years.

Who is it for?

Students will learn the fundamentals of tax in this practical and flexible course. It is ideal for people working in compliance roles including:

  • Accounting Technicians
  • Book-keepers
  • Payroll administrators
  • Public sector compliance personnel
  • Other compliance personnel who encounter tax

What will I achieve through this qualification?

  • An understanding of the practical operation of the Irish Tax system and tax rules
  • The ability to calculate income tax, corporation tax, capital taxes, VAT and payroll tax liabilities with an emphasis on claiming any relevant reliefs and exemptions
  • An awareness of the tax administration requirements for individuals and companies including completion of tax returns

How will I learn?

This modular programme is flexible; students can choose to attend weekend lectures in Dublin (and other regional venues subject to demand) or opt for an online self-study option. Experienced lecturers work through the course materials with plenty of time for examples and real-life scenarios to ensure students grasp the fundamentals across all tax heads.

The course consists of 4 modules:

    • Income Tax & Payroll Fundamentals
    • Capital Taxes Fundamentals
    • Corporation Tax Fundamentals
    • VAT Fundamentals

**students may choose to sit only individual modules in which case a certificate of completion will be awarded on completion of each module.

How will I be assessed?

Students sit end of module examinations. Upon successful completion, Tax Technicians have demonstrated competence in tax compliance across each tax head.

What will I study?

Download the student handbook for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

Students must hold a Level 5 qualification (Leaving Certificate).

Are there any exemptions available?

There are no exemptions available for the Tax Technician qualification.

Course Fees & Payment

All 4 modules - €1,905
Cost per subject - €650
Student subscription - €140

Upcoming Course

The next Tax Technician course will start in April 2020, this will be an online only course.

To find out more about this course, contact Eimear Finnegan on 01 663 1748 or

Additional Information

Download the qualifications brochure

Download the student handbook