How to you study taxation? Do you memorize all the tax rates, tax base and different rulings? If you are doing that, there is nothing wrong with that. Have in though that taxation is not only a law but it’s a combination of analysis and laws. Many students find it difficult to study taxation and many of those students are doing the wrong way to study taxation.
If you will agree with me, many of the student who took the CPA board exam failed to pass because majority of them they failed in taxation. And we know that if a person failed in that subject it means that either lack of study or not having an effective way in studying.
This article will give you an effective ways and steps on how you can enjoy and benefit studying taxation. These are only tips on how to study taxation but the greater amount of success is how you do it.
Top Six (6) Tips to Study Taxation
There are many reasons why to study taxation gives you a lot of stress. First, you might agree that taxation is a law subject. Honestly, laws are sometimes hard to understand because of the many legal terms that you need to understand. It has many tax rates to memorize. Lastly, it involves comprehensive problems.
Here are some effective steps according to the author:
Tip # 1: Know your objective.
Knowing your purpose or objective will help you to have a positive and enthusiastic in studying taxation. Studying taxation without it is like driving without the route. So next to me your study set a goal.
Tip # 2: Avoid Distractions During Classes
Most of the student doesn’t pay attention to the discussion especially if the subject is not interesting or difficult. Furthermore, many students are distracted by social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. You may use your cell phone is recording or taking notes but make sure it will not cause any distraction.
Tip # 3: Don’t Just Listen! Study Taxation in Advance
Many students get bored during the discussion because they can’t catch up with the lesson. Sometimes, many students will say that their professor is talking fast but the problem is not about the professor nor the subject but the preparation.
Why not try this tip, before attending your taxation class make sure you read you’re textbook and be amazed at the result.
Tip # 4: Give more Time to Study Taxation
Finding a comfortable place where you read silently will help you to stay focus on your studies. You may comfortable to study at night where your roommates are no longer awake or in some places where designate as a study area but make sure you should stay awake from your friends. Others make it comfortable for them to study early in the morning.
Time doesn’t matter but what matter is your comfort. Find your comfortable place to study.
Tip # 5: Read the Latest Updates
Reading one book will make you bored but it will help you to understand more about taxation. There are a lot of books to read, you may read also tax jurisprudence for some tax cases. If you want to be updated just visit the BIR website or stay updated with us. Here are the latest issued revenues in 2019.
In reading, books make sure you will at one a time or else it will be a file on your face.
Tip # 6: Practice, Practice
One of the reasons why taxation is difficult to study is having comprehensive and complicated problems and solutions. Don’t solve multiple-choice problems but be patient in solving comprehensive problems. Solving comprehensive problems will help you to apply what you have learned.
You can practice solving problems from different books and try to understand the concepts not memorizing the answers in each problem. Solving comprehensive problems will develop your analytical skills and lastly, it will help you to be more patient is solving long problems.
Taxation is a tough subject but you can learn to love and enjoy. You learned 6 effective steps in studying taxation.
In summary, you will enjoy your study by first, knowing the reason you’re learning and doing this. Second, avoid distractions during classes. Third, don’t just listen to the discussion but make yourself prepared in the class by reading in advance and make your understanding wider. Lastly, don’t just read and listen but you must apply what you have learned by solving problems.
If you have other effective ways of studying taxation and you want to share with us, feel free to drop your comments below.