ACCA ATX - Advanced Taxation (IRE)

ACCA ATX - Advanced Taxation (IRE)

The ACCA ATX Advanced Taxation exam is designed to progressively broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills and professional values demonstrated by the student on their way through the qualification

About the Lecturer

Stephen Fennell

Stephen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is dedicated to ensuring your success in ACCA Taxation. He holds a BSc in Applied Sciences and an M.Phil. in Applied Sciences from The Technical University of Dublin. Stephen was placed in Joint 2nd place in Ireland and Joint 13th place Worldwide in Paper P6 Ireland Advanced Taxation out of 8,367 students worldwide.

Stephen’s ACCA pass rate is greater than 75% on an accumulative basis. In the most recent sitting of the ACCA TX exam, a 79.3% pass rate was achieved, which compares favourably to the 49% global average.


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ACCA ATX- Advanced Taxation


The aim of the syllabus is to apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgement in providing relevant information and advice to individuals and businesses on the impact of the major taxes on financial decisions and situations.

The Advanced Taxation – Ireland (ATX-IRL) syllabus further develops the key aspects of taxation introduced in the compulsory Taxation – Ireland (TX-IRL) syllabus within the Applied Skills module and extends the candidates’ knowledge of the tax system, together with their

Objective of the Syllabus

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Irish tax system through the study of further capital taxes, together with more advanced topics within the taxes studied previously
  • The impact of relevant taxes on various situations and courses of action, including the interaction of taxes
  • Minimising and/or deferring tax liabilities by the use of standard tax planning measures
  • Communicating with clients, the Revenue Commissioners and other professionals

Exam Format

The exam consists of two sections:

Section A consists of two compulsory case-study questions. Question 1 has 35 marks, including four professional marks, and question 2 has 25 marks.

Section B consists of two compulsory 20-mark questions, covering both business and personal tax issues. Candidates will be expected to undertake both calculation and narrative work. The questions will be scenario-based and may involve consideration of more than one tax, some elements of tax planning and the interaction of taxes.

The examination is a three-hour 15 minutes exam. Tax rates, allowances and information on certain reliefs will be given in the examination. For clarity, the June 2021 and December 2021 examinations will be based on Finance Act 2019.

To read more about ATX and to access past exam papers please click here.

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