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About the Taxation Program

UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our courses to an online, hybrid or live-online format. Online classes (asynchronous) will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. Hybrid classes are fully online with live (synchronous) virtual class meetings each week using the Zoom conferencing system. The live-online sections have synchronous sessions via Zoom.

 

The Specialized Certificate in Taxation will enable students to gain comprehensive instruction regarding many facets of individual and corporate tax principles. Such knowledge will allow students to understand aspects of tax with regard to planning, compliance and decision making. This program is designed for individuals who are:

  • CPA Candidates
  • Accounting Managers
  • Payroll Managers
  • Financial Professionals
  • Small Business Owners
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals

This Certificate encompasses the application of the concepts learned from the courses in accounting, taxation and the legal system. A Professional Certificate in Accounting is recommended to gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting.

  • Gain a practical understanding of the federal tax codes and regulations as applied to individuals and corporations.
  • Develop skills in analyzing transactions and identifying the corresponding tax consequences.
  • Learn about the legal environment as it relates to various tax authorities, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Justice, and Assessor’s office.
  • Understand the legal practices and procedures involved with defending tax audits and appeals.
  • Introduce an ethical framework as a basis for professional conduct when dealing with tax issues.
  • Experiencing opportunities for hands-on skill building in accounting, taxation and law.

Career Resources and Services

  • One-on-One Career Coaching Appointment - Graduates who are interested in a career coaching appointment can schedule an appointment to get advice on resume building, applications, negotiation, interviewing, leveraging LinkedIn etc... Graduates will meet virtually with a career advisor for up to one-hour. If you would like to schedule an appointment and you have completed the certificate within five years, contact unexbusa@ucsd.edu.
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Contact
Department
Business, Professional & Legal Programs
Phone
858-534-8189
Email
acctgtaxprogram@ucsd.edu

Courses

Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid

Complete one course.

Elementary Accounting IBUSA-40036

Units: 4.00

$725

Learn the basics in financial accounting theory and practice. Topics include: recording, analyzing and summarizing procedures used to prepare balance sheets and income statements such as payroll, spec...

Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Financial Accounting for Non-AccountantsBUSA-40009

Units: 4.00

$695

Gain an overview of how to use accounting and financial data for more effective and profitable decisions. Learn the information necessary to interpret and evaluate the financial effects of day-to-day ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Complete all four courses.

Federal Individual Income TaxationBUSA-40047

Units: 4.00

$725

Receive an introduction and overview of federal individual income tax law and procedures. Topics include taxable entities and tax calculations, filing status and exemptions, gross income inclusions an...

Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Taxation of the Business EntityBUSA-40529

Units: 4.00

$725

Explore a comparative overview of the various business entities: the formation, capital structure and tax treatment of the sole proprietor, general and limited partnerships, LLPs, LLCs and S and C Cor...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Introduction to the Legal SystemLAW-40000

Units: 1.00

$295

Be introduced to sources of American law and the systems by which the law is administered and enforced. Review the origins of law through the study of the U.S. Constitution and its development and ada...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Taxation: Practice, Procedure and EthicsBUSA-40869

Units: 3.00

TBD

Death and taxes are two sure things in life. As a professional working as a CPA or accountant, tax procedure is something that you will encounter frequently in your field. Most taxpayers will rely on ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall

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Conditions for Admission

UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.