Australia Taxation Law Cases
Undergraduate | CUR-BLW40 | 2024
Add to your knowledge of Australian tax laws and policies. Examine cases and rulings involving income from property, business and labour. Explore capital gains, deductions, and trading stock. Understand constitutional issues. Probe tax evasion.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Enrol by
- 18 Aug 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Aug 2024
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Australia Taxation Law Cases
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the historical development of the Australian Tax System including recent Australian Taxation Reforms via the use of tax cases
- interpret and apply the tax policy principles for evaluating a tax measure
- examine and analyse via research a current issue in taxation
- investigate the constitutional barrier to the levy of taxation in Australia
- Foundations of Tax Reform in Australia
- Constitutional Issues
- Income from Labour
- Business Income
- Income from Property
- Capital Gains Tax
- Allowable Deductions
- Tax Avoidance and Evasion
- Trading Stock
This subject was previously known as Australian Tax Law Cases.
Taxation is a law, it's created and passed in the Parliament and given Royal Assent thus becoming legislated laws taxpayers must abide by, but the interpretation of the law may be seen differently by the taxpayers and the ATO, so here enters the courts where cases on tax laws are determined. Within this subject of study, you get to interpret and review seminal cases and legislation that form the foundation of the Australian taxation system in which everyone participates. We will teach you to obtain the necessary skills to become an expert in examining and applying relevant case law to taxation problems and showcasing as we go the famous cases of the past and highlight current ones as they come to light during your study in this subject.
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- Research and Oral Presentation of a Tax case (15%)
- Case study on a factual client situation (35%)
- Examination of materials (Invigilated) (50%)
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