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Taking the tax case study competition to a higher 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—The Leadership Center, in Westlake, Texas. 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 8th, 2019. Following the regional events, the top teams (one first place team from each region) will advance to the National Competition on January 17-18, 2020, 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 an interscholastic competition. Each institution can enter up to two teams consisting of a minimum of four or a maximum of five full-time students per team*. Browse this site for more information and to register your team(s). The Regional agenda will be announced after all teams have registered.

*Note: Each team must be a mix of four or five undergraduate students which may only include 2-3 freshmen/sophomores and no more than 2 juniors.  (One junior can be substituted with a senior, but there can be no more than one senior per team.) 

We look forward to your institution’s participation.

Schedule of events

Early October

All teams will be distributed an issues-based case approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the regional competition via email. Each team will be assigned a Deloitte Advisor. The role of the Deloitte Advisor is to act as “Client Liaison” and answer basic questions as the teams prepare for the competition. Deloitte Advisors will not offer specific guidance related to the solution. All teams will be required to submit their final PowerPoint presentation (proposed solution) in advance that they will present to the panel of judges (who will role play the client).   All presentations are due no later than Monday, November 4th at 12:00pm PST (3:00pm EST) via a link, which will be provided to the Registered Teams by Sponsor. No updated/modified presentations will be permitted after the submission deadline. 

On the day of the competition and prior to the actual presentation to the judging panel, teams will be given an optional breakout room to rehearse their presentations for approximately 30 minutes.  No additional case facts or information will be distributed on Friday, November 8th. All teams will engage in a case simulation exercise with the Deloitte judges. Each team will present for up to 10 minutes. After their presentation, they will engage in Q & A from the judging panel for 5-7 minutes. After all teams have presented at your office location, a Deloitte professional will provide concluding remarks and all teams will depart. Deloitte will deliver a TPC debrief of the solution during a live Webcast during the week of November 11th and will announce regional winners advancing to the National Competition.  An email announcing the winning teams will also be sent after the Webcast.

Thursday, November 7th, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Deloitte invites you and your team to attend a special kick-off dinner at 6:30pm (Details on Thursday 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 Friday's competition. Attendance at the dinner is optional.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The competition will begin in the morning and will conclude mid-day  Friday 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 may be provided.


  • Welcome and instructions
  • Team presentation rehearsals
  • Team presentations to Judging Panel begin
  • Teams participate in social activities or lunch (in some locations) when not presenting
  • Program concludes

Note: Winners announced via live debrief Webcast during the week of November 11th.


Join us November 7th & 8th, 2019

You may register up to two teams, consisting of 4-5 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.


In order to assist us in lining up critical resources for this program, ALL TEAMS must be registered by September 30, 2019. 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. Any requests for extension must be reviewed/approved by the national planning team.

Registration Process

  1. Registration details will be provided by your Deloitte recruiter.  Your Deloitte recruiter will reach out to you directly to confirm participation interest.
  2. Please note that we have not reserved any hotel room blocks for the regional event and each school and its students who are competing are 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.
  3. For general inquiries regarding the Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition, please contact us.

Competition rules, guidelines and eligibility

Read about the rules of the road for FanTAXtic by clicking on the links below:


Following the regional competition, all presentations will be evaluated and regional winners will be announced during the live debrief Webcast during the week of November 11th. (Winners will also be announced via email after the debrief.)

The first place team from each of the regions will advance to the national competition to be held January 17-18, 2020 at  Deloitte University—Deloitte’s learning and leadership development center in Westlake, TX.

National Awards and Scholarships




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 and Scholarships

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

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

About FanTAXtic

Sponsored by Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to educate and prepare the next generation of tax talent for a career in business and tax. The interactive program includes case simulation, role playing, and presentations that provide students with insights and perspectives on challenges facing the profession today, future trends that may impact it tomorrow, and the overall changing business tax marketplace. Deloitte Tax professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.

Regional FanTAXtic events occur annually in early November in Deloitte offices across the US. Nine regional teams are then selected to advance to the national Deloitte FanTAXtic competition which is held annually in January. These teams compete for more than $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas, Texas.

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