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AAT generic tax move

03 November 2017

AAT tutors have raised concerns about rumours that the association is planning to introduce generic tax exams.

It would mean students would no longer need to learn current UK tax rules or look at the Finance Act.

Tutors are far from happy about the idea of a ‘made up tax regime’. “Students need to show employers they understand the tax regime in the real world, not a made up one,” said one tutor. He went on to say that the AAT is a real, coalface qualification and it needs to stay that way.

Another award-winning tutor told PQ magazine that any move this this direction would surely affect exemptions to the higher accountancy qualifications. He emphasised: “The ICAEW won’t be giving exemptions if you haven’t actually learnt the proper tax legislation surely!”

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