Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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.

See Admission to Certificate Programs  for admission requirements.

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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