Courses & Units

Australian Tax Law BFA714

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the core concepts in Australian taxation and identifies the framework (both legal and administrative) behind those concepts. The knowledge gained through this exploration enables the application of the framework to current issues faced by individuals and businesses whilst ensuring compliance with statutory and professional requirements. Basic concepts of assessable income (including capital gains) and allowable deductions are extended through different entity structures with a focus on application to real life scenarios. The unit includes an introduction to Fringe Benefits Tax as well as Goods and Services Tax. Aspects of International tax and tax avoidance issues are also explored.

Summary

Unit name Australian Tax Law
Unit code BFA714
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr John Minas

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1research, interpret and apply taxation laws
LO2examine authentic commercial dealings to identify tax/compliance issues and research to apply tax laws to the issues identified.
LO3justify orally, explaining tax laws, calculations and findings to case studies

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Assessment

Peer Reviewed Test (20%), Simulation Assignment (20%), Examination (60%).

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Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

  • Woellner, et al, 2019, Australian Taxation Law, 27th Edition, Oxford University press.
  • Barkoczy, S 2019, Core Tax Legislation & Study Guide, Oxford University Press.

Textbooks may be purchased in a pack from the Co-op Bookshop in Hobart.You will need to bring the textbooks to lectures, tutorials, test and to the exam.

Co-op Bookshop links

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