ACCT5637 Principles of Taxation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the law and practice of income taxation in Australia. It focuses on the principles governing the assessability of income and deductibility of expenditure, the treatment of capital gains and losses, the key provisions affecting individuals, partnerships, companies and trusts, and aspects of compliance and the appeals process. Core provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 are examined. Kindred legislation such as the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 are also considered.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and locate the fundamental provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 along with commentaries and cases relevant to them; (2) critically evaluate and solve taxation problems; (3) think and reason logically when examining income tax issues, drawing on knowledge gained from reading and interpreting legislation and case law; (4) discuss taxation problems and communicate solutions in a clear, concise and logical manner; (5) acquire mature judgement and responsibility in ethical and moral issues related to the application of taxation law, with particular appreciation of anti-avoidance issues and legislation; (6) demonstrate effective oral communication skills; and (7) develop competencies to work effectively in teams.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online activities; (2) in-class activities; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mark Holub
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Contact hours
for standard teaching period—lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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