LAWS 4003 Advanced Taxation Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200186

Coordinator John Azzi Opens in new window

Description Advanced Taxation law broadens and deepens the student's knowledge of taxation and revenue law by building upon existing knowledge of, and adding new topics to, those covered in 200187 Taxation Law and 200019 Revenue Law. Such topics include consideration fo the tax policy framework, superannuation and also further aspects of income, deductions, entity tax, tax administration, aspects of international tax and Goods and Services Tax.

School Law

Discipline Taxation Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 4008 OR
LAWS 3070

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 9868 - Advanced Taxation Law LGYB 8506 - Advanced Taxation Law

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse elements of the Australian Income Tax System and Goods and Services Tax System;
  2. Analyse the economic, social justice and ethical considerations involved in the formulation and application of taxation policy and law to different members of our community;
  3. Solve practical tax law problems and issues including tax calculations;
  4. Effectively use a range of research tools to locate and evaluate the quality, currency and relevance of legal information.

Subject Content

  1. Tax Policy, Politics and Reform
  2. Assessable Income: Advanced concepts
  3. Capital Gains Tax: Special Topics
  4. Taxation of Entities
  5. Taxation of Superannuation
  6. Tax Accounting
  7. Tax Avoidance: Specific provisions
  8. Tax Administration: Registration, Collection and Recovery
  9. International Tax (Advanced)


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation Ongoing 10 N Individual
Essay 2,500 Words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Stephen Barkoczy, Foundations of Taxation Law 2022 (Oxford University Press, 14th edition, 2022) (the 2021 edition is acceptable) 
  • Stephen Barkoczy Core Tax Legislation and Study Guide 2022 (Oxford Univesity Press, 25th edition, 2022) (Students may use 2021 edition) OR Kerrie Sadiq, Dale Pinto Fundamental Tax Legislation 2023 (Thomson Reuters, 2023)  (2022 edition acceptable).

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Autumn (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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