Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the historical development of the Australian Tax System including recent Australian Taxation Reforms
  2. identify and apply the tax policy principles for evaluating a tax measure
  3. research and critically analyse a current issue in taxation
  4. explain a constitutional barrier to the levy of taxation in Australia
  5. apply taxation law and case studies to situations involving; income from labour, business and property, capital gains, allowable deductions, tax accounting and trading stock.
    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Audio/Video conferencing
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-BLW32-Introduction to Australian Tax Law
CUR-BLW38-Special Topics in Australian Tax Law

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will enhance the student's knowledge of tax law and policy in Australia. The subject examines a combination of the examination of relevant cases and rulings, and students will develop a practical analysis of tax policy issues.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

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  • Oral Presentation (15%)
  • Problem Based Assignment (35%)
  • Final Examination (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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