• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Law, Accounting, Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Alfred Tran
    • Sonali Walpola
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

The course introduces students to taxation law in Australia with a focus on income tax. The important provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Acts 1936 and 1997 about the concepts of income, capital and deductions are considered in detail.  The course also covers some international aspects of income tax, the tax treatment of different entities, tax planning and the goods and services tax.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

This course provides an introduction to key aspects of Australian tax law. There is a focus on the principles and provisions concerning the determination of income tax as it applies to individuals, and other entities (companies, trusts, partnerships). Indirect taxes will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes:

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students should be able to:

1. recognise situations that have income tax and GST implications under Australian law;

2. understand the principles and rules relating to the determination of income tax and GST (including tax avoidance provisions) as it operates in relation to individuals and other entities;

3. apply the tax law principles learnt to specific factual situations;

4. calculate income tax liability and GST liability;

5. discuss, analyse and draw conclusions in relation to the various tax issues considered, in a clear and concise manner, using statutory provisions and case authorities in support.

Other Information

 See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Tutorial Quizzes 10%
  • Take Home Mid-semester Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 60%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course, reading, writing and assignment work.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN7052 and You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BUSN3014 or LAWS2221

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1843 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2331 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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