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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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.



There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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