Subject details

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

  1. examine the issues involved in tax administration
  2. utilize computer software programmes that are used in industry
  3. explain how income tax is administered, lodged, assessed and collected
  4. apply and explain the audit and appeals procedures of the Tax Office
  5. analyse some of the issues facing the tax profession, including ethical dilemmas.
    • Income Tax Returns/Elections
    • Assessments, Payments and Recovery
    • Objections and Appeals
    • Role and Powers of ATO
    • Penalties
    • ATO Rulings
    • Tax Agents
    • Tax Software
  • 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
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
    • Other materials

      • Audio

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

The subject is designed to introduce students to the way in which the Australian Taxation Office administers income tax legislation and associated legislation such as the Taxation Administration Act. The subject also gives students access to use taxation software programmes that are utilized in many accounting practices. The subject discusses the role of a Tax Agent and their obligations towards their clients and the Australian Taxation Office.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Objection Letter (30%)
  • Problem Based Assignment (20%)
  • Invigilated exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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