Not offered in 2019
Introduces the law and practice of taxation in Australia and the inter-relationship between these taxes. Its major emphasis is on income tax as it applies to individual taxpayers, as this is currently the most significant source of government revenue. Other taxes that will be studied include fringe benefits tax, the goods and services tax (GST) and state-based taxes. By studying this unit students should attain a basic working knowledge of the taxes that are levied by the Commonwealth and the States. This unit also examines some of the principles behind a good tax system and the administration of taxation in Australia.
Topic 1: Overview of Australian income tax, Tax Accounting and Tax Planning
Topic 2: Assessable Income and Exempt Income
Topic 3: General deductions and Specific Deductions
Topic 4: Capital Gains Tax
Topic 5: Taxation of individuals, including Administrative Aspects
Topic 6: Goods and Services Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax and Other Taxes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss and communicate the principles of a good tax system and apply these principles to your analyses of changes to the tax system in Australia||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||develop a working knowledge of the law and practice of income taxation as it applies to individual and small business taxpayers in Australia||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the principles and application of fringe benefits tax and the goods and services tax (GST)||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||solve specific taxation questions and problems in the areas of income tax, fringe benefits tax and goods and services tax with reference to the legislation and judicial cases.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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