We told you that GST will increase demands for Chartered Accountants (CA’s), tax consultants. Well, the government has now decided to involve CA’s into studying the dynamics of GST as a comprehensive unified tax. The aspiring CA’s will soon have to appear for an extra exam called “GST” which will soon be integrated into the syllabi of CA module.
Sources privy to the development reported that Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the GST module for CA students, who will have to study GST in its entirety. NaMo is expected to launch the new syllabi tonight.
However, there is a major breather for beginners. The CPT level is expected to weigh GST with 10 marks, while the consecutive papers will with 100 marks to the GST. From November onwards, the beginners are also expected to appear for 100 mark GST paper.
Benefits of adding GST to CA curriculum
The addition of GST in the GST curriculum is a harbinger of increased job opportunities for the youth in the prevalent Indian markets. Not only this, the curriculum will also stand at par with the international curriculum, thereby ensuring uniformity and boosting competency of the students.
Anticipated changes in CA curriculum
“Owing to this, multiple changes will be brought at all the three levels of CA namely Common Proficiency Test (CPT), Integrated Professional Competence Court (IPCC), and the Final exam,” said Vivek Khurana, vice-chairman of Northern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
The point to be noted is that students under the old syllabus will be given several attempts before being mandated to switch to the new syllabus. As for other subjects in the final exam, ‘capital markets’ will be added for 50 marks. For intermediate level, i.e. IPCC, Financial Management will be added and will weigh 100 marks.