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- 01 Mar 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the nature and scope of the principles that govern the operation of taxation law, eg knowledge of the concepts of assessability, income, deductability, special taxpayers, international taxation and taxation planning; have a well-developed understanding of how taxation law is administered and how its assessments can be challenged; and recognise the distinction between tax evasion and tax minimisation;
- use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in evaluating the effectiveness of the current taxation law; reflect on the effects of the anti-avoidance provisions in the income tax legislation; and discuss contemporary issues and suggest how they should be regulated by taxation law;
- use creativity, initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and consolidate legal principles, legislative provisions and the principles of case law relating to taxation matters to construct persuasive legal arguments and solutions to fact based problems including executing accurate calculations of taxation liability; and
- plan construct and communicate written advice for a range of interested parties that is clear, coherent and well-argued.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
This subject introduces students to the fundamental legal principles underscoring Australian taxation law. The topics covered include: taxation theory; income from personal exertion and the impact of residency; overview of fringe benefits tax; income from property and business; goods and services tax; general deductions; specific deductions; tax accounting; trading stock; capital allowances; capital gains tax principles; taxation of partnership and trust income; and taxation of companies.
Problem Question: 2,500 words; 20%; LOs 1-4 Online Assessment: 20%; LOs 1-4 Final Examination: Open Book Examination. 60%; LOs 1-4. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Problem Question (20%%)
- Online Assessment (20%%)
- Final Examination (60%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.