Course Title: Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: ACCT5267C

Course Title: Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6072 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Contact : Thomas Scordo

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255462

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bruce Phillips- 99255735

Thomas J. Scordo - 99255462

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


Course Description

This unit covers the competency to implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACCT603B Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance


Assess Tax Liabilities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Organisational and operational tax liabilities are identified by analysis of external and internal taxable transactions.

1.2 History and trends in obligations arising from organisational transactions are quantified using standard accounting techniques.

1.3 Data from transactions are analysed to resolve ambiguities and determine the nature of taxation options.

1.4 Effects of taxes are analysed and scheduled by assessing methods of determination, tax bases and timing of incidence.


Establish Processes and Plans

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Management plans and record keeping systems are developed to implement financial management strategies and ensure the maintenance of an audit trail.

3.2 Management processes are documented to ensure they promote standard application of compliance requirements.

3.3 Taxation liabilities are derived from income and expenditure estimates using standard accounting techniques.

3.4 Budgets are prepared in accordance with estimates and reviewed to ensure ongoing relevance of liability estimates.


Evaluate Tax Policies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Variances between liabilities and taxation plans are analysed to identify errors in tax strategies.

4.2 Performance of tax liabilities in similar or related organisations and operations are monitored and evaluated to measure tax effectiveness and prepare benchmarks and standards.

4.3 Data is reviewed for accuracy, completeness and reliability of assumptions in liability projections.


Optimise Tax Positions

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implications of obligations on operations and structures are assessed to develop a range of treatments and responses.

2.2 Financial management strategies are developed to ensure the alignment of cash flow with incidence and schedules of tax payments.

2.3 Trends in tax liabilities are analysed and monitored to develop a history of obligations and compliance.


Review Tax Compliance

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The achievement of performance indicators is assessed and reviewed against key result areas.

5.2 Taxation preparation processes are monitored and reviewed in line with professional taxation and accounting standards requirements.

5.3 Failures in compliance are analysed to diagnose shortcomings and to remedy processes in line with taxation authorities' requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Numerous tasks and exercises will be done  from notes/handouts and from prescribed textbooks. Some of the work will be done in class ( to provide student-teacher interaction ) and some to be completed in student’s own time. An extensive Assignment will be issued which covers a substantial part of the performance criteria for this unit .

Teaching Schedule

Weekly Program and Assessment Guide
 Week Week
 Topics as per Student Learning Guide Assessment as per Student Learning Guide


 8  Feb Introduction to tax planning: theory and
development of the Australian tax system
 2 15          Tasks 1 & 2 ( web sites ) 
 3 22          Tasks 3, 4 & 5 ( Ruling system ) 
 4 1  Mar  Tasks 6 ( Returns, Assessments &
Amendments ) 7 ( Audits & Self-assess
system ) 8 ( Amendments cont. )
 5 8             Tasks 9, 10, 11 & 12 & Review Questions
( Payment of tax, Objections & Appeals )
 6 15          Task 13 and Review Questions & Research
Questions 20 & 21 ( Penalties & Offences )
 7 22          Revision for preparation of Test  1 
 8 29          Test  1 Test  1  ( 40% )
Assignment  out
   Mid  Semester Break - Mon 5 Apr- Frid 9 Apr 
 9 12 Apr        Introduction to Fringe Benefits Tax   
 10 19 Motor vehicle Fringe Benefits Tax- calculations 
 11 26 Motor vehicle  Fringe Benefits & Loan calculations 
 12 3  May Fringe Benefits Tax - Superannuation,
Otherwise deductible rule and exemptions
 Assignment  due  - 7  May
 13 10 Fringe Benefits Tax - Returns 
 14 17 Fringe Benefits Tax & Salary Packaging 
 15 24 Fringe Benefits Tax / Salary Packaging
Revision for Test  2
 16 31 Test  2 Test  2 ( 40% )
 17 7  June Feedback on tests, resits, etc,. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Australian Income Tax - Question Book by  Alan and Garry Kirby - 2010 edition



Australian Income Tax - Answer Book  by  Alan and Garry Kirby- 2010 edition


Other Resources

Notes as supplied by RMIT Uni.  staff  involved.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

Test 1 ( covering weeks 1-7 )      40%
Test 2 ( covering weeks 9-16 )    40%
Assignment                                     20%    

Assessment Matrix

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