Explore Tax Technician qualification

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


A part time course with a flexible modular structure, participants study at a pace that suits them over one to two years. No prior tax knowledge is required.

Our Summer 2024 course has commenced. Register your interest for the next course in Autumn 2024.

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 is an online modular programme, providing flexibility for students. Experienced lecturers work through the course materials allowing plenty of time for examples and real-life scenarios so as to 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 can stagger their end of module exams.

How will I be assessed?

Students sit end of module examinations. Successful candidates qualify as tax technicians with competence in tax compliance across each tax head.

What will I study?

Download the 2023/2024 handbook

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

Cost per subject

Student subscription

Upcoming Course

The next Tax Technician course will begin in Autumn 2024.

Register your interest for the next course in Autumn 2024.

Additional Information

Download the 2023/2024 handbook.

Download the Tax Technician FAQs.