WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$516 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Ordinary Diploma in Taxation
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Economics and Management Science
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

This qualification is intended for a person who will be able to perform duties in tax areas; apportion input tax to taxable supply, file returns and notices; make assessments; compute employment income, business income, and investment income; and compute interest and penalties and other tasks related to taxation.

The holder of this qualification will able to
i. Apply taxation knowledge and skills relating to customs procedure, and management of public finance.
ii. Verify returns and collect taxes.
iii. Educate and sensitize tax payers on tax laws and procedures.
iv. Apply statistical knowledge and skills to analyse and interpret tax data.


First Semester:
– Basic Communication Skills
– Introduction to Accounting I
– Development Studies
– Basic Mathematics and Statistics
– Elements of Economics

Second Semester:
– Introduction to Indirect Taxation
– Introduction to Direct Taxation
– Introduction to Customs
– Introduction to Computer Applications
– Commerce
– Practical Training

First Semester:
– Introduction to Value Added Tax
– Introduction to Income Taxation
– Mathematics and Statistics
– Business Communication
– Fundamental of Financial Accounting I
– Introduction to Business Law

Second Semester:
– Fundamentals of Management
– Principles of Economics
– Introduction to Customs Procedure
– Introduction to Tax Administration
– Basics of Entrepreneurship
– Field Work Practical Training

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry:
Holder of Form six certificates with at least a principal and a subsidiary pass (excluding religious subjects).

Equivalent qualification:
A Form Four certificate with at least four passes (religious subjects not counted) and with NTA level 4 i.e. Basic Certificate from a recognized higher learning institution. For ODCS and ODIT, one of the passes at O – level must be in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

Applicants wishing to have themselves enrolled in the Institute of Finance Management Tanzania, should take note of the following:
1. All applications and recommendations must be submitted via an online application system.
2. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring his/her application is complete and correct.
3. No online application will be successful if a non-refundable fee has not been paid.

4. IFM will not consider any additional materials or changes once an application has been submitted. However an applicant can ask for amendment of online submitted materials after announcement has been made and new round of online application has been allowed.
5. The completed application becomes the confidential property of IFM and is not returnable
6. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the information and accompanying material provided in connection with their application is authentic and accurate
7. The Institute may at any time require applicants to provide satisfactory verification of the information and documents submitted as part of the application. If an applicant is unable to do so, the Institute reserves the right to cease consideration of the application, to withdraw any offer of admission already made, and/or to terminate one’s status as a student
8. Applicants assume all costs for authenticating and verifying documents and information associated with their application
9. All applicants previously admitted but did not register in the admitted year, are required to re-submit a new completed online application
10. Once an application is submitted, the Institute reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant, including, but not limited to, an interview

11. All applicants who have been invited for an interview must fulfil the request in order to complete the application process
12. Communication for admission will be done to applicants who meet the admission requirements.
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for an Ordinary Diploma in Taxation include:
– Tax Policy Analyst
– Tax Collector
– Tax Auditor
– Revenue Agents
– Tax Accountant
– Accounting Manager

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $516
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,194

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,200,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 2,777,040 TZS

The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) has made arrangement for instalment payment to ease the financial burden on its students. If one is unable to pay the amounts above at once, he or she can do it in two instalments:
**First Instalment = 60 percent
**Second Instalment = 40 percent

Relevant Contact

Dr. Grace K. Kazoba
Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Science
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries