Tax Specialist

Duration of programme:
1 year
Study Load:
60 ECVET credit points
Type of programme:
Level 5 vocational education, continuing training (EstQF, level 5)
Programme format:
Part-time programme. Sessions take place in a flexible format two or three days at a time every second or third week (on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or from Thursday to Saturday) and are suitable for an employed person.

As a tax specialist, you will feel at home in the world of percentages and numbers.

You can study to become a tax specialist if you have completed the studies of the accountant. That is the basis on which we will build up knowledge about tax arrangements and the tax system. Taxes and payments, personal data protection, international taxation, and tax procedures are the main topics that you will deal with daily here at the Tallinn School of Economics. Together, we will study various tax-related cases.

After finishing school, you will be able to work in enterprises of various sectors or to provide a service from your enterprise. As a tax specialist, you will encounter various clients from sale enterprises to successful corporations. You will work as a tax consultant or a tax advisor, either independently or in an accounting department where you can specialise precisely on taxes.

Modules of the programme:

  1. Career planning and entrepreneurship (5 ECVET points)
  2. Client consultations and documentation (26 ECVET points, practical training 6 ECVET points)
  3. Participation in tax procedures (20 ECVET points, practical training 10 ECVET points)


  • Professional Russian
  • Professional English
  • Internal control and audit
  • Changes in accounting

A quarter of the study time is spent on practice training in a work environment.

1 ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of student work, including contact learning, independent work, practical training and e-learning and, as well as a learning test.

Requirements for admission

A tax specialist’s curriculum is open for a person who has completed the studies of accountancy or economic accounting or has successfully passed a qualification level 5 accountant’s or assistant accountant’s occupational exam.

The admission is based on an interview to get to know the applicant, their suitability for the profession and their learning motivation.