Making Sense of Corporate Taxation

Course Date
9 to 10 May 2019

2 days

14 hours

9am to 5pm

Singapore Polytechnic, T1A

Course Introduction

This is a basic course on taxation which is relevant to learners involved in accounting, finance, and in taxation. Corporate Taxation is relevant to all businesses (big or small) as it has an impact on the bottom line of the company which will determine its survival in the relevant industry. Particularly for SMEs and Start-Ups, the staff handling tax matters may very well be doing other accounting work. In big companies, they may have the finance or accounting expertise to do taxation matters.

Most, if not all, Finance courses do not provide adequate focus on corporate taxation which includes a practical understanding of doing up the taxes for their companies. This course provides the knowledge and skills with case studies and practical sessions.

Course Objective

The course aims to equip learners, particularly those involved in finance work, with basic tax knowledge to enable them to work out the provision for current and deferred tax of the company.

Case studies will be included to provide learners a fundamental knowledge on how to compute the corporate income tax of a company.

As most SMEs do not have tax specialists, the accounting staff may apply such skills acquired from the course to their daily work.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

• Describe the concepts of basic corporate tax
• Differentiate how corporate taxes are treated in selected industries such as shipping, oil & gas etc.
• Compute the corporate income tax for a company

Suitable for

Finance Officers, Executives, Managers, Bankers

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Participants with working knowledge in corporate tax

Minimum Entry Requirement

GCE ‘N’ Levels and above


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessments and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees

Course fee after GST: $535


Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:



  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

Important Dates

Registration Period:
11 February - 25 April 2019

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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