The ACCA P6 syllabus further develops the key aspects of taxation introduced in the compulsory Taxation syllabus within the Skills module and extends the candidates’ knowledge of the tax system, together with their ability to apply that knowledge to the issues commonly encountered by individuals and businesses, such that successful candidates should have the ability to interpret and analyse the information provided and communicate the outcomes in a manner appropriate to the intended audience.
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P6 syllabus builds on the basic knowledge of core taxes from F6 and introduces candidates to stamp taxes. As this is an optional paper, aimed at those requiring/desiring more than basic tax knowledge for their future professional lives, the syllabus also extends the knowledge of income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax to encompass, further overseas aspects of taxation, the taxation of trusts and additional exemptions and reliefs. Computations will normally only be required in support of explanations or advice and not in isolation. Candidates are not expected to concentrate on the computational aspects of taxation. Instead this paper seeks to develop candidates’ skills of analysis, interpretation and communication. Candidates are expected to be able to use established tax planning methods and consider current issues in taxation.
The examination is a three hour paper, with 15 minutes additional reading and planning time. The paper consists of two sections:
Section A consists of two compulsory questions. Question 1 has 35 marks, including 4 professional marks, and question 2 has 25 marks Section B consists of three 20-mark questions, two of which must be answered
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