Course Title: Taxation Law and Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Taxation Law and Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST1079

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

LAW2471

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Venkat Narayanan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5706

Course Coordinator Email: venkat.narayanan@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
013863 - Business Law
 


Course Description

The course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the principles of taxation in relation to income tax for individuals and trading entities. The course will further develop legal skills in reading, understanding and applying complex and dynamic legislation, case materials and taxation rulings. This involves development of the your ability to analyse legal problems and to express ideas in a precise manner. These skills, together with the appropriate legal knowledge are essential for accountants and other business professionals. While aspects of legal knowledge are continually changing, the development of generic skills and will enable such business professionals to keep abreast of changes in the law and be in a position to provide appropriate advice.

This course emphasises presentation and research skills combined with formulation of arguments based on legal principle. In these respects, the course plays a vital role in professional development of accountants and other professionals such as financial planners.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply the Principles of Taxation Law knowledge to business situations and decision making
  2. Conduct effective research designed to demonstrate the ability to analyze a Tax Issue in order to provide advice to staff, peers, employers, other tax professionals and clients
  3. Identify and apply relevant sections of legislation and principles of case law in order to solve problems in areas of taxation law and practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.