oh my god..... is it hard?is this course hard or what... I would say yes! I did the corporate tax route. i have friends who did the personal tax route also.
i read the summary and have to agree that you really need structure and need to be in tax preferably in the area you are studying for.
I passed all ACA exams first time around and I thought how much harder could the CTA be? It's a completely different animal! And when I sat everything in one go I got a 42% average (pass mark is 50%).
The syllabus has changed from 2008/9 and is more modular now. Personally I would take full advantage of that. Some people say sit everything once, but the volume has increased due to the modular nature I think and I think it puts even more pressure on you. Some people would argue it may be harder sitting a million exams in one go and to a certain extent it is.
If you have been working in tax (personal/corporate) for about at least a year that is going to help so much too! just to get to grips with the basics again, deadlines etc.
I am sitting down with my mate who is thinking of sitting the exams and I really want to open her eyes to the exam technique and approach!
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