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LAWS6825: Introduction to Australian Business Tax

2024 unit information

This unit introduces the basic elements of Australia's income tax (including fringe benefits tax and capital gains tax) and Goods and Services Tax, with an emphasis on their impact on businesses, whether conducted directly or via a partnership, trust or company. The unit covers the following topics: the main structural features of the tax system; assessability of business revenue; treatment of business expenses; timing rules for revenue and expense recognition; trading forms (companies, partnerships, trusts), capital raising and costs of servicing invested capital; cross-border issues; and anti-avoidance rules. The unit is approved by the Tax Practitioners Board in the subject area Australian Taxation Law - Introductory. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-lecture-timetable, unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units and academic staff profile https://www.sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff.html

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS6825
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically analyse the application and operation of the Australian income tax law for business, whether conducted directly or via a company, partnership or trust.
  • LO2. Critically apply Australian income tax law to a variety of domestic commercial transactions, focusing on timing (tax accounting) rules.
  • LO3. Identify and critically analyse income tax issues arising in international commercial transactions.
  • LO4. Critically examine the principles and application of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Fringe Benefits Tax in various contexts.
  • LO5. Investigate and articulate the framework governing the administration of income tax in Australia.
  • LO6. Identify and describe the ethical responsibilities of tax advisors under the Tax Agent Services Act, with an emphasis on professional conduct.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive March 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2021
Block mode Remote
Session 2 Early Census 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 1a 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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