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FanTAXtic

Taking the tax case study competition to a higher level

The Deloitte FanTAXtic case competition features a reality-based case, student team presentations completed virtually, opportunities for networking with tax professionals and a chance to compete in a national event. It’s not the usual student tax competition. It’s fun. It’s real world. It’s FanTAXtic!

Competition overview

This year’s virtual Regional Competitions will begin with the case on October 1, 2021 and will conclude with presentations on October 29, 2021. Following the regional events, the first-place regional teams will advance to the National Competition at Deloitte University* in Westlake, Texas on January 14-16, 2022 if federal, state and local COVID restrictions/guidelines and Deloitte policies allow.

*Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend the National Competition at Deloitte University. Deloitte will monitor the situation and provide all winners of the Regional Competitions updated guidance.

The Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition provides an opportunity for students from accounting programs across the country to gain real-world experience through participation in an interscholastic competition. Schools will be able to submit 1 team to participate and provide a preference for a 2nd team. We will notify all invited schools by September 28 if we can accommodate their 2nd team. Each team must be comprised of a minimum of three 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: 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 Registered Teams will receive, via email, the electronic version of the case materials when the Local Case Competition begins on Friday, October 1, 2021. All Registered Teams will be required to submit their final PowerPoint presentation/proposed solution, in advance of the Regional Competition, and their presentation will be part of the case simulation presented to a Regional Judging Panel (who will role play the client). All final presentation slides must be emailed and are due no later than Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET. No updated/modified presentations will be permitted after the submission deadline.

Each Registered Team will be assigned a Deloitte Advisor. The role of the Deloitte Advisor is to act as “Client Liaison”, answer basic questions as the participants prepare for the Local Presentations. Deloitte Advisors will not offer specific guidance related to the solution.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Deloitte invites you and your team to attend a virtual kick-off event with your Regional Competition group. This kick-off event provides faculty advisors, student participants and Deloitte representatives an opportunity to meet and network informally prior to Friday’s competition. Attendance at the event is encouraged, but optional.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Team presentation times will be assigned prior to the competition day and will take place throughout the morning and afternoon. Each Registered Team will present their solution virtually (via Zoom) to a Regional Judging Panel for up to 10 minutes. After each presentation, participants will engage in Q & A from a judging panel for 5-7 minutes. After all participants have completed their presentations, a Deloitte professional will provide concluding remarks.

The Tax Partner Champion debrief will be delivered during a live webcast on Friday, October 29, 2021 and will announce the regional winners advancing to the National Competition. An email announcing the regional winners will also be sent after the webcast.

Registration

Join us October 29, 2021

Schools will be able to submit 1 team to participate and provide a preference for a 2nd team. We will notify all invited schools by September 28 if we can accommodate their 2nd team.

Deadline

To assist us in lining up critical resources for this program, all teams must be registered by September 27, 2021. Any requests for extension must be reviewed/approved by the national planning team.

Registration Process

Registration details will be provided by your Deloitte recruiter. Your Deloitte recruiter will reach out to you directly to confirm participation interest.

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 below:

Awards

Following the regional competition, all presentations will be evaluated, and regional winners will be announced via live debrief webcast on October 29, 2021. (Winners will also be announced via email after the debrief.)

The first and second place National Teams (and Faculty Advisor) from each Local Case Competition (up to sixteen (16) teams) will be invited to participate in the National Case Competition at Deloitte University.

Regional Competition Prizes

 All participants who compete in the Regional FanTAXtic Competition will receive a Deloitte-branded giveaway for their participation in the program.

National Awards 

 

STUDENT
AWARDS

INSTITUTIONAL
AWARDS

National first place team $2,000 per team member $10,000
National second place team $1,000 per team member $5,000
National third place team $500 per team member $2,500
All other National participants $250 per team member $2,000

About FanTAXtic

Sponsored by Deloitte, 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 across the US. Up to sixteen regional teams are then selected to advance to the Nationa Deloitte FanTAXtic competition which is held annually in January. These teams compete for more than $50,000 in individual awards and institutional awards provided by the Deloitte Foundation

Read more about the Deloitte Foundation on Deloitte.com or contact us.

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