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Bryony
Bryony Registered Posts: 15 New contributor 🐸
Hello

I have just done PEV and PCR in December and am trying to figure out what to do for June..

I was thinking Business TAxation and DFS- do you think this would work out to be a lot of work?

Would it be easier to to BTC and PTC together? Are they quite similar?

It's just that from July onwards I am going to be snowed under with other work and won't have much time for study for December exams, so am trying to do the hardest ones this June.

Any feedback would be sooo helpful

Thanks
Bryony :-)

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  • Lou1234
    Lou1234 Registered Posts: 210 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Hi Bryony,

    I'm at the same stage as you. I sat PCR and PEV in December.

    I'm now studying to take BTC and PTC in June as I think they run together well. Also, the books you get now will do you for June and also for December if any re-takes are needed (I believe). If you leave the tax exam until December and fail any, you will need new books for the new tax figures.

    I'm then planning on sitting DFS in December. I considered trying to do all three in June but my tutor advised against this. Said it would be a lot of work.

    My answer probably doesn't help much as I'm not sure which exams out of the three you have left is hardest!!
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Its a shame ur not sitting just 1 of the tax papers and a skills test.
    Then u wud only have DFS and a tax exam in June and could qualify sooner
  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I sat both taxes together and it worked well for me as yes they are similar but there are differences also. I suppose the danger is some students will get confused between the two. Also as Lou states, if you did fail one in December you'd need a new book.

    There is a lot to learn for DFS so it just depends how limited your study time will be after July. Saying that I didn't start studying it until late September and sat it in December, but, and its a big but, I haven't got my results yet
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    jilt wrote: »
    I sat both taxes together and it worked well for me as yes they are similar but there are differences also. I suppose the danger is some students will get confused between the two. Also as Lou states, if you did fail one in December you'd need a new book.

    There is a lot to learn for DFS so it just depends how limited your study time will be after July. Saying that I didn't start studying it until late September and sat it in December, but, and its a big but, I haven't got my results yet

    She has soooo passed
  • lewpylew
    lewpylew Registered Posts: 216 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    I personally would opt for personal tax and DFS. You only need one of the tax papers to qualify(if you have done audit or cash/credit management). I took 2 tax papers in Dec and in my opinion they are better done seperately. Business tax was a very tricky paper, where as personal tax was more straightforward and is a smaller syllabus.

    Good luck whatever you decide x
  • Bryony
    Bryony Registered Posts: 15 New contributor 🐸
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    Thanks for all your replies..it is really nice to know that you are all there.

    Further to my query, would you say that cash management and credit control is better than Business Tax?
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Bryony wrote: »
    Thanks for all your replies..it is really nice to know that you are all there.

    Further to my query, would you say that cash management and credit control is better than Business Tax?

    i havent sat business tax but i have done OCMC and found that it was useful as some of it is mixed in with DFS
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