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This training programme is designed for tax professionals who are willing to build and enhance a broad-based understanding of local and state tax issues and concerns. Emphasis is on the business activities but the issues of personal income tax and residency are also discussed. This course is designed in order to boost the career of a state or local tax expert.

Who Should Attend?

Tax officer from all levels can take advantage of this training programme.

Course Objectives

This training programme will enable the delegates to:

  • Acknowledge the budgeting process
  • Demonstrate the budgeting cycle
  • Demonstrate the financial reporting system
  • Acknowledge the capital budgeting process
  • Acknowledge the budget formats
  • Demonstrate the funding process
  • Explain budget implementation
  • Acknowledge the legal requirements
  • Demonstrate the budget submission process
  • Acknowledge budget preparation
  • Acknowledge the budget process timing
  • Explain and understand the significance of budgeting
  • Distinguish between performance and line item budgets
  • Distinguish between types of funds utilized by local governments.

Course Outline


  • State, Local Government and State role
  • State and Local Government: Fiscal profile

Overview of The Regional Economies of the United States

  • Introduction
  • Construction Trends, jobs, income and people
  • The Rating Game: Ranking the states
  • Regional Economic Development: Theories

United States federal system

  • Federalism: Political theories
  • American Federalism: Features
  • American Federal System: Trends

Overview of the Journey from Private Markets to Fiscal Federalism

  • Description: Case for the Private Market
  • Public Sector: Activities
  • Overview: Delegation of Public Sector Activities
  • Understanding Allocation Activity Under Fiscal Federalism

Overview of Local and State Government Public Service Expenditures and Responsibilities

  • Delegation of Service Responsibilities: Guidelines
  • An overview: State-Local Government Expenditures
  • Description: A Model of State-Local Government Expenditures Decisions
  • Overview of the State-Local Expenditure Decision and the political process
  • Determinants of State-Local Expenditures: Empirical estimates
  • State-Local Government Expenditure Decisions issues

Understanding State and Local Taxation in a Federal System

  • Taxation principles
  • The concept of Taxation in a Federal System
  • An overview: State-Local Government Revenues

Overview of Proper Taxes

  • Property Taxation profile
  • Rationale of profile tax and the way it works
  • Description: Property Tax Base
  • Description: Property Tax Rate
  • Analyzing the Fiscal Impact of Tax Limits
  • Description: Incidence of the Property Tax
  • Property Tax Evaluation

Introduction to Sales Taxes

  • Sales Taxes profile
  • Rationale of sales tax and the way it works
  • Description: Sales Tax Base
  • Description: Sales Tax Rates
  • Overview: Incidence of the Sales Tax
  • Sales Tax evaluation

Introduction to Personal Income Taxes

  • Personal Income Tax profile
  • Issues of Personal Income Tax Base
  • Issues of Personal Income Tax Rate
  • Association between Federal and State-Local Personal Income Taxes
  • Description: Incidence of the Personal Income Tax
  • Personal Income Tax evaluation

The concept of Spending, Tax and the Distribution of Personal Income

  • Description: Putting Together the Tax Incidence Puzzle
  • Overview of Taxes, Expenditures and Net Benefits
  • The Redistribution Function: State perspective

Overview: Grants-In-Aid System

  • Description: Rational for a Grants-In-Aid System
  • Federal Grants-In-Aid: Fiscal history
  • Description: State Grants-In-Aid Programs
  • Understanding the Effect of Grants on State-Local Spending
  • Summary

General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to chose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
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