LAWS5231 Advanced Capital Gains Tax

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the detailed law of capital gains taxation (CGT) in Australia. It focuses on the technical aspects of the law of capital gains taxation around the various CGT events. Its focus is on the application of CGT to complex arrangements and transactions. It also considers international aspects of Australia's CGT provisions. Anti-avoidance rules in relation to capital gains are thoroughly examined.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a thorough understanding of the legislation that defines CGT events and related provisions; (2) apply the CGT law to advanced transactions and structures; (3) apply the CGT law to international transactions and people movement; (4) demonstrate an understanding of CGT specific anti-avoidance rules; (5) use appropriate research methods to answer complex questions in relation to the taxation of capital gains, and find, understand and apply a wide range of legal and academic sources to capital gains tax issues; (6) effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, their analyses and conclusions in relation to the taxation of capital gains; and (7) organise their work effectively and work autonomously, and reflect upon and use feedback.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) examination; and (3) in-class presentation and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
John Flicking
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
previous study or knowledge of tax law is strongly advised
Contact hours
This unit will next run 2021
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