LAWS2206 Taxation Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit gives students a basic understanding of how the Australian taxation laws apply to a wide variety of business and financial transactions. It correlates with other units offered in the Business Law major.
Students are able to (1) gain a basic understanding of the Australian taxation law and the following key concepts in particular: income, fringe benefits, deductions, capital allowances, trading stock and tax accounting; (2) grasp how the taxation laws apply to companies, partnerships and trusts at a basic level; (3) generally understand the goods and services tax; (4) understand how the tax system is administered and a tax agent's professional and ethical responsibilities; (5) solve basic to moderately complicated problems involving the computation of the taxable income of an individual; and (6) understand and explain the taxation implications of a range of business transactions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Nicole Wilson-Rogers
Unit rules
(LAWS1104 Introduction to Law
LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions
(LAWS2301 Company Law
LAWS2201 Legal Framework of Business); for pre-2012 courses: any two relevant Level 1 units
Contact hours
workshops: 6 x 2 hours, tutorials: 11 x 1 hour
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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