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
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Doctor John Minas
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate

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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Locate sources of Australian tax law and apply them to problem scenarios.
  • Use legal problem solving skills to apply taxation law to a set of facts and reach a conclusion.
  • Critically evaluate and discuss taxation in its broader context, including the policy implications for individuals, businesses, and governments.
  • Apply taxation research skills to a practical setting.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentMid-semester test (15%)|Examination (60%)|Assignment (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text:

Sadiq et al, Principles of Taxation Law 2020, Thomson Reuters publishers

You will need to bring the textbook to lectures, tutorials, and to the exam.

Recommended

Sadiq, et al, Principles of Taxation Law 2019, Thomson Reuters.

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