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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 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

We invite your institution to participate in this year’s virtual Regional Competitions, which will take place October 30th, 2020.  Following the regional events, the first-place regional teams will advance to the National Competition on January 15th, 2021 which will be held virtually.

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 will be allowed to register only one team with the option of expressing interest in including additional team(s) when submitting their registration.  Each team must be comprised 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 not 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 registered teams will receive, via email, an issues-based case approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to the Regional Competition.  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 presentations are due no later than Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET via a secure link, which will be provided to the registered teams by Deloitte.  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 teams prepare for the Regional Competition and distribute additional case details/information based upon any questions posed by the registered team(s).  Deloitte advisors will not offer specific guidance related to the solution.

On the day of the Regional Competition and prior to the actual presentation to a Regional Judging Panel, participants will be given an optional virtual breakout room to rehearse their presentations for approximately 30 minutes. Each registered team will present 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 and wrap up the day.

A Tax partner champion debrief will be delivered during a live webcast the week of November 2, 2020 and will announce the regional winners advancing to the National Competition.  An email announcing the regional winners will also be sent after the webcast.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

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 optional.

Friday, October 30, 2020

The competition will begin in the morning with a virtual welcome from a Tax partner champion followed by optional 30-minute virtual breakouts to rehearse. Team presentations will take place throughout the morning and afternoon. The Regional Competition will conclude with a Regional webcast and will include final remarks and wrap up.

Note: Winners announced via live debrief webcast during the week of November 2nd 


Join us October 30th, 2020

You may register one team, consisting of 4-5 students each. However, faculty advisors will have the option of expressing interest in including additional team(s) when submitting their first registration. If, at Deloitte’s sole discretion, space is still available, all participating faculty advisors will be notified via e-mail on or about September 21, 2020 that they may register additional team(s) to participate in the competition.


In order to assist us in lining up critical resources for this program, ALL TEAMS must be registered by September 28, 2020. 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 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 2nd. (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 virtually on January 15, 2021.

National 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 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 awards and institutional awards

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