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Tax education in the UK: a survey of tax courses in undergraduate accounting degrees

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Abstract:

This paper presents the results of a postal survey designed to examine the teaching of taxation in UK universities. The project looks at taxation in undergraduate accounting degree programmes and adopts an objective centred focus. The principal aim of the survey was to examine the relationships between some characteristics of individual tax courses, including the course objectives and coverage, staffing, teaching and assessment methods, in an attempt to draw some conclusions on the nature of tax education in UK accounting degrees. The results of the survey and consequent analysis may provide taxation and accounting educators, professional bodies and researchers into accounting education with an insight into approaches to, and methods used in, taxation teaching. It may also present a framework for comparative international research in tax education.

Keywords: ACCOUNTING; EDUCATION; UNDERGRADUATE; UNIVERSITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/096392899330973

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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