LAWS 3070 Taxation Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200187

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Description This unit covers the constitutional basis of taxation, the process of determining income tax liability, the concept of income tax and allowable deductions, taxation of fringe benefits, taxation of certain entities (partnerships, companies and trusts), tax accounting, trading stock provisions, tax administration and practice, taxation planning and avoidance, and the Goods and Services Tax.

School Law

Discipline Taxation Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2010

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 9867 - Taxation Law and Practice LGYB 3529 - Taxation (V1) LGYB 8505 - Taxation Law

Incompatible Subjects LAWS 4008 - Revenue Law

Restrictions

Students enrolled in 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry) must obtain permission to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the key elements of the Australian Income Tax System and the key tax law principles.
  2. Apply understanding of legislation, cases and rulings to analysing and solving practical problems, examining theoretical legal issues and performing tax calculations.

Subject Content

1. The constitutional basis of taxation
2. The process of determining income tax liability
3. The concept of income tax and allowable deductions
4. Taxation of fringe benefits
5. Taxation of certain entities (partnerships, trusts, companies and superannuation funds)
6. Tax accounting
7. Trading stock provisions
8. Tax administration and practice
9. Taxation planning and avoidance
10. The Goods and Services Tax

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 5 quizzes. Each quiz is of 5 multiple choice questions. Each question is worth 1 mark. The best 4 of 5 quiz results will be included in the final mark. Each quiz is of 15 minutes duration. 20 N Individual
Essay 72 hours, 1,750 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Kerrie Sadiq and Dale Pinto Fundamental Tax Legislation 2022 (Thomson Reuters, 2021) (2021 editions acceptable) 
  • Richard Krever, et al Principles of Taxation Law 2022 (Thomson Reuters,2021) (2021 editions acceptable)

Teaching Periods

Autumn

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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WSU Online TRI-1

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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City

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Spring

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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WSU Online TRI-3

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