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FanTAXtic

Taking the tax case study competition to an Olympic level

The Deloitte FanTAXtic case competition features a reality-based case, student team presentations in Deloitte office telesuites, opportunities for networking with tax professionals and a chance to compete in a national event at Deloitte University--Deloitte’s learning and leadership development center near Dallas. It’s not the usual student tax competition. It’s fun. It’s real world. It’s FanTAXtic!

Competition overview

We invite your institution to participate in this year’s Regional Competitions, which will take place November 7 and 8, 2014.  Following the regional events, the top teams (one first place team from each region) will advance to the National Competition on January 16-18, 2015, which will be held at Deloitte University —Deloitte’s learning and leadership development center outside of Dallas, TX.

The Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition provides an opportunity for students from some of the nation’s top accounting and tax programs to gain real-world experience through participation in a unique interscholastic competition. Each institution can enter up to two teams consisting of five full-time students per team. Browse this site for more information and to register your team(s).

We look forward to your institution’s participation.

Registration

Join us November 7th and 8th, 2014

You may register up to two teams, consisting of 5 students each. However you must submit a separate registration form for each team. By submitting this registration information, you are acknowledging that you've reviewed the Competition rules and eligibility guidelines, and you agree that the students participating are in compliance.

Deadline

In order to assist us in lining up critical resources for this program, ALL TEAMS must be registered by September 30, 2014. If you are a quarter system school only and require a few days extension to the registration deadline, please contact us immediately to ensure space is available at your preferred competition location. No registrations can be accepted AFTER October 3th.

Registration Process

  1. Review the information contained on this site. Then, collect the profile data needed to complete this registration form from every student participating in the competition.
  2. Complete the registration form by clicking the "continue" button, below. Once you submit the form, a confirmation of your registration and eligibility will be emailed to you.
  3. Please note that we have not reserved any hotel room blocks for the regional event and each school is responsible for their own travel expenses. However, Deloitte would be happy to provide you the names of hotels where we hold a preferred rate. Please contact the National Planning team if you require additional information. Any special Deloitte corporate rates will be subject to availability at the time of booking. Please make your reservations early.
  4. For general inquiries regarding the Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition, please email the National Planning team at US NATIONAL FanTAXtic Case Competition.
Registration is now closed.

Schedule of events

Competition locations

Click here for details on the competition locations.

Mid October

All teams will be distributed an issues-based case approximately 3 weeks prior to the competition via email. Each team will be assigned a Deloitte Advisor. The role of the Deloitte Advisor is to answer basic questions as the teams prepare for the competition and will not offer specific guidance related to the solution. All teams will be required to come to the competition with a draft PowerPoint presentation (proposed solution) that they will present to the panel of judges (who will role play the majority shareholders of a client). Prior to their actual presentation to the judging panel, they may be given additional case facts or information upon their arrival at the competition.

On the day of the competition, all teams will engage in a case simulation exercise with Deloitte professionals. Each team will have a finite period of time to prepare for their presentation. Each team will present for approximately 15 minutes. After their presentation, they will engage in Q & A from the judging panel for 5 minutes. After all teams have presented at your office location, a Deloitte Tax partner will debrief and review the solution with the group. The top team in each “region” that will advance to the National Competition will be announced via email following the competition. (Regional structure will be announced after all teams have registered.)

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Deloitte invites you and your team to attend a special kick-off dinner at 6:30 p.m. (Details on Friday evening's dinner, including restaurant location, will be sent to you prior to the event.) This reception/dinner provides faculty advisors, student participants and Deloitte representatives an opportunity to meet and network informally prior to Saturday's competition.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The competition will begin in the morning and will conclude on late Saturday afternoon for most offices. Exact kick-off and end times will vary by competition site to minimize the wait time for students during the presentation segment of the program. At the conclusion of the registration period, teams will be notified in mid-October of the start and end time of the competition in their area. Offices with a large quantity of teams may have staggered start times. A continental breakfast (in most cases—depending upon start time), snacks and lunch will be provided.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and instructions
  • Case simulation begins
  • Teams will utilize breakout rooms to finalize deck and prepare for presentation
  • Teams submit presentation decks via flash drive
  • Team presentations to Judging Panel begin
  • Teams participate in social activities or lunch when not presenting
  • Debrief of solution with all teams
  • Program concludes
  • Winners announced via email

Competition rules, guidelines and eligibility

Read about the rules of the road for FanTAXtic by clicking on the links on the left.

Awards

Following the competition, all presentations will be evaluated and regional winners will be announced via email.

The first place team from each of the regions will advance to the national competition to be held January 16-18, 2015 at Deloitte University—Deloitte’s learning and leadership development center in Westlake, TX.

National Awards

  STUDENT
AWARDS
INSTITUTIONAL
AWARDS
National first place team $2,000 per student $10,000
National second place team $1,000 per student $5,000
National third place team $500 per student $2,500
All other National participants $200 per student $2,000

 

Regional Competition Honorable Mention Awards

The second place team from each of the regions will receive regional honorable mention awards of $2,000 per school and $200 per student.

In addition, all students who attend the Regional FanTAXtic Competition will receive a gift certificate for their participation in the program.

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