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Taxation for Business Decision Making (ACCT90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90016
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Topics include Australian income tax law and its application to the business environment; compliance with statutory and professional requirements in relation to taxation; the taxation of capital gains; fringe benefits tax; goods and services tax; superannuation and the application of taxation law to selected current issues; and ethics for tax practitioners.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Identify taxation issues that commonly arise;
  • Apply Australian income tax (including capital gains tax), goods and services tax, superannuation and fringe benefits tax law to a range of situations;
  • Explain key international taxation matters, including the concept of residency for tax purposes and the operation of Double tax Treaties;
  • Explain ethical issues concerning Australian tax professionals.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Synthesis of a range of information relating to key aspects of taxation in Australia particularly in relation to commercial transactions;
  • Accessing data from a range of sources;
  • Problem solving;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Advocacy.

Last updated: 28 June 2019