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    Apr 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State and Local Taxation Graduate Certificate

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Program Information

The Graduate Certificate in State and Local Taxation is designed for tax professionals who are interested in building a broad-based understanding of state and local tax issues. The focus of the program is on the taxation of business entities (particularly those that operate in a multistate environment), but residency and personal income-tax issues will also be discussed. The certificate is designed to create the foundation for a career as a state and local tax expert. The program will also provide the skills necessary to become competent in doing multistate tax research to effectively develop answers to client questions and planning options. It is expected that students pursuing this certificate will have a basic knowledge of federal tax principles and/or equivalent work experience in preparing federal and state/ local tax returns.

Admission to the program is open to applicants who have successfully completed undergraduate degrees from regionally accredited institutions. Applicants must provide official and complete transcripts documenting that they have been awarded undergraduate degrees with overall grade-point-averages of 3.00 “B” or better. Applicants with undergraduate GPAs below 3.00 are welcome to apply and will be considered for admission based on employment history, professional accomplishments and recommendations. See Admission to Certificate Programs  for more information.

All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs  for more information.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.

Graduate Certificate/Credential Proficiencies

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Elective Courses - 9 units

Student can complete both TA 315  or TA 320  and count one as a required course and the other as an elective course.

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