Undergraduate | CUR-BLW31 | 2024
Foundations of International Taxation
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Run the numbers on common taxation frameworks and look to selected countries for examples. Study up on tax treaties. Cast a spotlight on ways governments work to prevent tax avoidance. Examine tax law from national and international perspectives.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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Foundations of International Taxation
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the way in which the Australian Taxation System interacts with the global tax system and several nominated countries in particular looking at the different business structures and financing structures in order to set up a foreign enterprise
- interpret the main provisions contained in a double tax agreement based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Treaty as they affect individuals income, investment, companies and business operations
- examine anti-avoidance mechanisms employed by governments to combat international tax avoidance
- appraise how profit reduction techniques and tax treaties can be used in international tax planning
- Introduction to international taxation
- Income Tax Systems and Individuals
- Corporate Tax Systems and Companies - Consumption Taxes
- Wealth Tax and Tax Administration
- Residency and Source and DTAs-Individual
- International Business
- Relief from Double Tax & Administrative Provisions
- Special Rules to combat tax avoidance
Studying this subject will immerse you in the dynamic world of international tax which is full of rewarding career opportunities for tax professionals. Within the subject we will cover off on looking at anti-avoidance mechanisms that are employed by governments to combat international tax avoidance methods used by multinational companies and how the majority of tax authorities worldwide joined together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to create agreements to cease this type of avoidance behaviour. Double tax agreements play an important role in the international tax arena to who has the taxing rights of taxpayers who reside in corresponding countries, you will get to dive into some of these and see how Australian works co-operatively with other countries. Another aspect of a career in international tax is the ability to advise clients who operate international businesses therefore we will consider the structuring and use of international tax planning as we work our way through the course. Playing a major part of international tax is for advisors to act in the most ethical and socially responsible manner and we look at the consequences of not sticking to these fundamental principles. A career in taxation can lead to you working anywhere in the world if you have experience in international tax.
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- Case Study (40%)
- Comparative Essay (35%)
- Final Exam (Remote-invigilated) (25%)
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