Course Title: Prepare complex tax returns and lodgements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: ACCT5206C

Course Title: Prepare complex tax returns and lodgements

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6072 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Contact : Bruce Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5735

Course Contact Email:bruce.phillips@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

FNSACCT502A Prepare income tax returns [ACCT 5199C]

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to analyse taxation related data and prepare complex tax returns and lodgements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACCT601A Prepare complex tax returns and lodgements

Element:

Gather and analyse taxation related data

Performance Criteria:

1. Accounting reports relevant to taxation requirements are identified and collected
2. Accounting information is analysed to determine relevant taxation elements

Element:

Identify taxation requirements for complex lodgements and returns

Performance Criteria:

1. Organisational structure of the taxation entity is identified
2. Taxation parameters of the organisation are determined
3. Lodgement schedule requirements are established

Element:

Process data and prepare tax returns and lodgements

Performance Criteria:

1. Data is processed to comply with the relevant taxation format
2. Returns and lodgements are prepared in accordance with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements

Element:

Review taxation lodgement compliance

Performance Criteria:

1. Lodgements and returns are submitted for authorisation by an approved person within the stated deadlines
2. Taxation preparation procedures are reviewed to determine their efficiency and effectiveness
3. Recommendations arising from the review are made to enable more efficient organisational structures and procedures for taxation purposes, etc
4. Tax office enquiries and taxation audit requirements are met


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course a student should be able to demonstrate a deepter understanding of income tax return concepts affecting individuals and non-individuals including partnerships, companies, trusts and superannuation funds.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn complex tax returns and lodgements skills through class work on prescribed exercises including preparation of the returns themselves, research and assessment work.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKWeek
Begin
TOPICAssessmentElements
111 FebIntroduction to Tax Agents
Partnerships introduction
 1,2,3,4
218Partnerships distribution statements, s90 net income,
 reconciliations, tax liabilities
 1,2,3,4
325Partnerships uncontrolled income and structural changes 1,2,3,4
43 MarTrusts – Introduction, terminology, assessment rules 1,2,3,4
510Trusts - assessment rules & exercises 1,2,3,4
617Income of Minors, Tax effective distributions to inter-vivos trusts 1,2,3,4
 24MID SEMESTER BREAK  
731Test 1, Introduction to CompaniesTest 1 (40%)1,2,3,4
87 AprCompanies, Intro to losses 1,2,3,4
914Companies & ReconciliationsPrimary
Prod Assign
1,2,3,4
1021Companies & Franking accounts 1,2,3,4
1128Primary producers- livestock accounts 1,2,3,4
125 MayPrimary producers- averaging tax offset 1,2,3,4
1312Primary Producers- special concessions, deductions 1,2,3,4
1419Introduction to Superannuation funds 1,2,3,4
1526Self managed superfundsAssignment
due
1,2,3,4
162 JunTest 2Test 2 (40%)1,2,3,4
179Resits and resubmissions 1,2,3,4
1816Feedback- course/tests/competencies 1,2,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Question Book Australian Income Tax; Alan Kirby 2008 ed


References

Answer Book Australian Income Tax; Alan Kirby 2008 ed


Other Resources

DLS distributed class materials, via the teacher


Overview of Assessment

A student must demonstrate a clear understanding of all elements of the required competencies to be deemed competent. Assessment may include a variety of methods such as tests, workbooks, assignments, presentations and class exercises.

Formative feedback is provided throughout the course. This occurs by the teacher providing information to the student to inform them how they are succeeding in the course and areas that require more work to succeed. Formative feedback is not a piece of assessment that contributes to the student’s final result.


Assessment Tasks

test 1 at 40%
test 2 at 40%
Assignment 20%
100%
The tests will be conducted in a closed book test environment.
The student will have to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, and to pass will have a total mark of 50% or more.
The assignment will offer a variety of situations, with each candidate having different data in a simulation of a work environment for a tax accountant in a public practice.


Assessment Matrix

ElementTest 1Test 2Assignment
Identify tax reqsXXX
Gather & analyze
tax related data
 X
Process data
& prepare tax returns
 X
Review tax
lodgement
compliance
  X

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