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Course overview

This short course provides an introduction to Capital Acquisitions Tax - from the basics of what the tax is, when it applies and how it is calculated to the more complex rules for shares in private companies, gifts and inheritance with contingency attached, dwellings and business assets exemptions and guidelines for what happens with discretionary trusts.

Basics of Capital Acquisitions Tax is a course from Nelson Croom's Financial Briefing's series. Financial Briefings courses are designed to give a comprehensive overview of an essential topic.

The course contains one module which covers the following topics:

  • what is Capital Acquisitions Tax?
  • how does CAT affect inheritances and gifts?
  • how is taxable value calculated?
  • what relationship exemptions are there?
  • exemptions from CAT on transfer of certain dwellings
  • business relief
  • agricultural relief
  • other main exemptions
  • administration of CAT
  • anti-avoidance measures
  • what happens if a gift or inheritance is limited or has a contingency attached?
  • what happens with discretionary trusts?
  • what other things do I need to be aware of?

The course is completed with a 12 question assessment to test your understanding and knowledge of the content. In total, the course takes around one hour to complete.

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs
  • iPad/Android compatible
  • exclusive member benefit – 10% discount
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Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party supplier.


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1 hour
CPD Units: 1