Canadian Income Tax Course (Live Online)

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    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

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Part Time: June 10, 2022 – September 09, 2022

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This course is a comprehensive introduction to Canadian Income Tax, which bridges the gap between theory and practice. This course is designed for those who are just starting to practice Canadian tax as a professional or own a business. Students will learn basic rules and principles of filing personal and business income tax and learn about different features within the tax software available on the market.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • File personal and business income taxes
  • Report the different types of income
  • Report different types of slips
  • Understand tax deductions and tax credits
  • Determine which taxable supply applies
  • Navigate between Canada Revenue Agency and software resources available
  • Know how to manage an audit from the Canada Revenue Agency

Topics Covered in the Income Tax Course

  • Background Theory and Concepts of Taxation
  • Rights and Obligations of Taxpayers
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Sources of Income (Employment, Business Activities, Property, Capital Gains, etc.)
  • E-filing software
  • Return, Schedules, Deadlines
  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) and Notice of Reassessment
  • Savings Accounts(RRSP and TFSA)
  • Resources & Recent Industry Changes
  • How To Be a Successful Tax Preparer
  • Contractors and Commissions
  • Audits


Saeed Ahmed

During his 15 years as a professional accountant, Saeed Ahmed has collected valuable experiences in Canada. He has been a financial manager in the private sector, a public service officer with the Federal government, a business owner and recently a business teacher. He is inspired to pass along the best that he has learned. Saeed appreciates good, healthy discussions that result in productive action. His teaching style is to learn from stories, anecdotes, common sense and critical thinking to discover the reasoning behind ideas and put everything into practice.



Egbal Eltahir

Egbal Eltahir obtained an MA in Economics from the University of Ottawa and an MSc in Accounting from KSU. She is also currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Walden. Egbal has extensive experience in lecturing, conducting economic research, accounting, taxation and financial services. She identifies as a quick learner with a proven ability to interpret and analyze complicated information. She often adapts by using various computer programs to improve work efficiency. Egbal is excited to be a faculty member at Ashton College, working with students to advance their careers.

Sanjay Bhatia

Sanjay Bhatia is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of international experience working in the fields of bookkeeping, accounting, taxation in the United States, India and Canada. He is passionate about developing technical and professional skills of students demanded by employers in today’s highly competitive industry. He believes in sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge by imparting result-oriented education to future professionals.

Sanjay has been teaching computerized accounting to students and he has taught various classes on accounting software, such as Sage 50. He is QuickBooks Desktop Certified and has also acquired certification in Sage Accounting. Sanjay worked at H&R Block for a few tax seasons and worked as an instructor imparting education and preparing future tax professionals to work during tax season.

Currently, Sanjay is working for a construction company handling the day to day office work and accounting for all its group companies and joint ventures. He also works part-time for a public accounting firm working on various projects ranging from bookkeeping to preparing taxes for corporations and individual taxation.

Heather Stahl

Heather Stahl is a Certified Public Accountant in Alberta. Her educational adventure began with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Following several years in the oil and gas industry, she pursued her passion for numbers with an accounting certification with CGA Alberta. She has worked in a variety of sectors such as agriculture, government and public practice. As a tax specialist in public practice, she advised on complex corporate reorganizations. While completing her Master’s in Business Administration, Heather was inspired to teach others. She has a passion for helping others and ensuring their success.


Who Will Benefit From The Course

The target audience for this course is internationally-trained accountants, or individuals wishing to begin a career in accounting and taxation. This course is also beneficial for those who are already in the field of accounting but want to increase or update their knowledge.


Live Online

Part Time:

  • June 10, 2022 – September 09, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

TBD by Instructor


The registration fee for this course is $870.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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