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Exam Aim

To develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies, and groups of companies.

Important updates

Format changes

The F6 examination has undergone significant changes, with a new format for the examination applicable from the June 2015 exam session for most variants (and F6 (CZE) and F6 (MYS) from December 2015).

Although the knowledge that you need to pass F6 remains the same, the way it is being examined is changing.

Details of the new structure can be found in the Syllabus and study guide section

Specimen exams and specimen questions have also been produced to help you prepare for these format changes and these can be found by accessing the Specimen exams section

F6 (UK) examinable legislation

It is expected that the Finance Bill will be enacted before Parliament is dissolved on 30 March 2015 prior to the General Election on 7 May 2015. The clauses that will be included in the first Finance Bill (Act) of 2015 will be those on which there is agreement between the political parties. After the General Election there will be further Finance Bills (Acts). In the last General Election year, 2010, there were three Finance Acts.

In order to provide certainty to learning providers and students, ACCA will extend the examinable legislation which applies to the exam year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 for one further exam session to include June 2016. As such exams in June 2016 will examine Finance Act 2014. This change to examinable legislation for June 2016 will apply to papers FTX UK, F6 UK and P6 UK.

The following exam year for these papers will therefore be 1 September 2016 to 31 March 2017 (December 2016 session only for FTX UK).

ACCA will provide clarity on which examinable legislation applies to this exam year.

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Last updated: 21 Apr 2015