Executive Diploma in Professional Tax Practice - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Accounting & Finance Accounting

Executive Diploma in Professional Tax Practice

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
07 Mar 2022 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
1 year to 2 years
English (PRC Tax taught in Cantonese)
Course Fee
HK$2,730 for HK Tax
HK$3,120 for Int'l Tax
HK$4,680 for PRC Tax
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Deadline on 21 Feb 2022 (Mon)
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2861 0278
March 2022 intake Open for Applications!

Unique features and advantages to students:
- all-round knowledge in Hong Kong, PRC and International taxes
- prepare students for the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Exam organized by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK)

This programme aims to equip students with all-round knowledge in Hong Kong, PRC and International taxes; provide an opportunity for them to prepare for the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination.

Executive Diploma In Professional Tax Practice 

Module: Hong Kong Tax (21 hours)
Module: International Tax (24 hours)
Module: PRC Tax (36 hours)

Total 81 hours 

For each module, assessment is based on final examination (100%).
To be eligible for the award of Execuitve Diploma in Professional Tax Practice, students should obtain a pass in the examination and achieved a minimum of 70% attendance in each module of the programme.


Hong Kong Tax 
  • The Hong Kong Taxation System and Tax Administration under the Inland Revenue Ordinance
  • Property Tax
  • Salaries Tax
  • Profits Tax
  • Depreciation Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Overseas activities, tax planning and anti-avoidance
  • Personal Assessment
International Tax
  • General principles of international taxation
  • International double taxation
  • Double taxation agreements (DTAs)
  • Anti-avoidance provisions in relation to cross-border transactions or planning
  • Depreciation Allowances
  • Other issues such as hybrid entities, electronic commerce, base erosion and profit sharing
PRC Tax (materials in Chinese, taught in Cantonese, supplemented with English)
  • General principles of China taxation system
  • Value added tax (VAT)
  • Individual income tax
  • Enterprise income tax
  • Property tax
  • Custom duties
  • Stamp duties


Maximum exemption is up to 50% of the number of modules studied. The exemption application must be made in writing with supporting documents at the same time when submitting the application form for the programme. Exemption fee of each module is HK$500. 

* Students are recommended to have basic accounting knowledge before joining the programme.

Application Code 1975-EP109A Apply Online Now
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March 2022 Intake  Schedule

  Date Day of the Week Time
Hong Kong Tax (21 hours) March - May 2022 Mon 19:00 - 22:00
PRC Tax (36 hours)  March - June 2022 Tue 19:00 - 22:00
International Tax (24 hours) May - July 2022


19:00 - 22:00


Hong Kong Tax:   

Venue: HK Island / To Be Confirmed

Lecture Date Day Time
1 7-Mar-22 Mon 7-10 PM
2 14-Mar-22 Mon 7-10 PM
3 21-Mar-22 Mon 7-10 PM
4 28-Mar-22 Mon 7-10 PM
5 04-Apr-22 Mon 7-10 PM
6 11-Apr-22 Mon 7-10 PM
7 25-Apr-22 Mon 7-10 PM
Exam 09-May-22 Mon 7-10 PM
PRC Tax:     
 Venue: HK Island / To Be Confirmed
Lecture Date Day Time
1 08-Mar-22 Tue 7-10 PM
2 15-Mar-22 Tue 7-10 PM
3 22-Mar-22 Tue 7-10 PM
4 29-Mar-22 Tue 7-10 PM
5 12-Apr-22 Tue 7-10 PM
6 19-Apr-22 Tue 7-10 PM
7 26-Apr-22 Tue 7-10 PM
8 03-May-22 Tue 7-10 PM
9 10-May-22 Tue 7-10 PM
10 17-May-22 Tue 7-10 PM
11 24-May-22 Tue 7-10 PM
12 31-May-22 Tue 7-10 PM
Exam 14-Jun-22 Tue 7-10 PM
International Tax:
Venue: To Be Confirmed 
Lecture Date Day Time
1 04-May-22 Wed 7-10 PM
2 11-May-22 Wed 7-10 PM
3 18-May-22 Wed 7-10 PM
4  25-May-22 Wed 7-10 PM
5  01-Jun-22 Wed 7-10 PM
6  08-Jun-22 Wed 7-10 PM
7  15-Jun-22 Wed 7-10 PM
8  22-Jun-22 Wed 7-10 PM
Exam 06-Jul-22 Wed 7-10 PM
  • The class schedule is tentative. We reserve the right to make changes.
  • A detailed timetable will be sent to registered students via email before commencement.
  • The course will be opened subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • If you are applying to / have enrolled for more than one programme/course with HKU SPACE, please check to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts before submitting your application.
  • HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.
  • 香港大學專業進修學院保留一切權利按需要更改課程的上課時間、內容、導師或其他細節。
Applicants shall:
  • hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or
  • hold an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience

Applicant with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merits.

*  students need to have a bachelor degree to be admitted as a TIHK member

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$2,730 for HK Tax
    HK$3,120 for Int'l Tax
    HK$4,680 for PRC Tax

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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