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Hobart, Launceston


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.

Summary 2020

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

Dr John Minas

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



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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




Although there are no pre-requisite units, it is recommended that you attempt this unit after successfully completing a minimum of two semesters of study. This unit requires a  very  good  understanding  of  English  and  high-level  learning  and  application  skills, which you are expected to have developed and refined through the completion of earlier units within the course.



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Assignment 1 (20%), Assignment 2 (20%), Examination (60%).

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