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Challenge Details

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Overview

  • The Deloitte Tax Challenge is open to all undergraduates in Malaysia, as well as those pursuing professional qualifications.
  • The challenge is divided into two categories – Team and Individual. Challengers can choose to take part in both categories simultaneously.
  • For the Team category, each team is required to consist of four (4) members. Team members can be from different faculties and different universities/colleges.
  • Registration closes on 19 August 2024. Please find the Challenge Timeline below for your reference.

Registration form

Individual category

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Team category

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Event
Date
Registration period
5 July - 19 August 2024
Pre-challenge
21 August 2024
Assessment stage
23 August 2024
Announcement of semi-finalists
6 September 2024
Semi-finals 14 September 2024
Announcement of finalists 11 October 2024
Preparatory workshop 24 October 2024
Grand finals and prize-giving ceremony 25 October 2024

*Subject to changes.

Pre-challenge – 21 August 2024

  • The Pre-challenge will begin on Tuesday, 20 August 2024 (two days before the Assessment Stage) from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. for both Individual and Team categories.
  • The link to the Pre-challenge questions will be provided to successful registrants via email to allow access to the questions.
  • The Pre-challenge consists of 20 online multiple-choice questions (a mixture of 16 tax questions and 4 non-tax questions).
  • For the Team category, please assign only one (1) team representative (team leader) to complete the Pre-challenge. Please complete the assessment using only one (1) compatible device. A desktop or laptop computer is recommended for the best performance.
  • Challengers are given 30 minutes to complete the assessment from their first login.
  • The Pre-challenge is meant for simulation purposes and no marks will be awarded. Challengers are advised to provide feedback and report any issues faced on the online test platform after the trial test by reaching out to us at mydtc@deloitte.com.

Assessment stage – 23 August 2024

  • The online test will begin on Wednesday, 22 August 2024 from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. for both Individual and Team categories.
  • Challengers from both Individual and Team categories will be tested on 40 online multiple-choice questions (a mixture of 34 tax questions and 6 non-tax questions).
  • The link to access the assessment will be released to the Challengers via email on 22 August 2024.
  • For Team category, please assign only one (1) team representative (team leader) to complete the challenge. Please complete the assessment using only one (1) compatible device. A desktop or laptop computer is recommended for the best performance.
  • Challengers are advised to complete the assessment as soon as possible.
  • Challengers are given 60 minutes to complete the online test from their first login.
  • Results will be announced on our Facebook page and website.

NOTE: Challengers must attempt all the questions (strictly do not skip any) to be entitled for the e-certificate and qualify for the Semi-finals. Please attempt the assessment with a stable internet connection.

Semi-finals – 14 September 2024

  • The questions will be released via email to the semi-finalists on 14 September 2024, 9.00 a.m. for Individual category or 2.00 p.m. for team category.
  • Semi-finalists are required to present their solution to the questions via a video clip uploaded on YouTube latest by 1.00 p.m. or 6.00 p.m. for Individual and Team category respectively. Visibility of the video presentation must be set to private.
  • Ensure that visual and audio quality in the video are clear, especially where video editing/subtitles are not required. No extra marks will be awarded.
  • Late submission will not be entertained.
  • Normal examination rules apply. All semi-finalists are not allowed to discuss or share materials with other participants/third parties.
  • Results will be announced on our Facebook page and website.

Grand finals and prize-giving ceremony – 25 October 2024

  • A presentation skills workshop will be provided to the finalists on 24 October 2024 to prepare them for the Grand Finals.
  • The Grand Finals will be held on 25 October 2024.
  • The finalists will be given a real-life scenario business challenge to work on, upon reaching the Grand Finals.
  • Finalists will be given 120 minutes to prepare for the live presentation. Finalists are required to present their solutions to a panel of judges within the 10 minutes (Individual Category) or within the 15 minutes (Team Category) time limit.
  • Normal examination rules apply. All finalists are not allowed to discuss or share materials with other participants/third parties.
  • Results will be announced on our Facebook page and website.

Prizes

Awards    Individual Category
Team Category
Champion RM3, 800

Internship or job opportunities with the firm upon graduation

Represent Malaysia in the Deloitte Southeast Asia Tax Challenge 2025
RM10,000

Internship or job opportunities with the firm upon graduation




1st Runner-up  RM2,500 RM5,000
2nd Runner-up      RM1,200 RM2,500
Merit Award (x2)                 RM600 RM1,000

Special Awards:

  • Best Presenters Award (both categories).

Note: Best presenters from the Team category will form a new team to represent Malaysia in the Deloitte Southeast Asia Tax Challenge 2025.

Note: Additional details will be shared with the Challengers in due course

References

The following materials may be brought in during the various stages of the Deloitte Tax Challenge.
 

Legislations
Income Tax Act 1967
Promotion of Investments Act 1986
Stamp Act 1949

 

Reference books
Malaysia Master Tax Guide
Veerinder on Taxation
Malaysia and Singapore Tax Cases Digest
Manual of Capital Allowances and Charges, Malaysia
Thornton's Malaysian Tax Commentaries

* All versions of the above books are allowed.
 

For more information regarding on the challenge, please reach out to us at mydtc@deloitte.com

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