Taxation Law II

Subject BLAW30003 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Intensively over a week, equivalent of 3 hours per week in semester.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Taxation Law II will explore different topics of tax which are not covered in Taxation Law I and will also examine some topics which are briefly covered in taxation law in further detail. This subject will cover:

  • Taxation of Superannuation;
  • Tax Accounting;
  • Tax Structures - partnerships, trusts and companies;
  • Ethical and professional responsibilities of tax agents; and
  • Advanced aspects of tax administration and tax avoidance rules not covered in Taxation Law.

Provide students with advanced knowledge of taxation law and together with Taxation Law I enable the completion of an 'approved course in taxation law' for the purposes of the Tax Practitioners Board.


1,500 word individual assignment to be completed during the teaching period (30%)
2-hour final exam to be completed during the University's summer semester examination period (70%)

Prescribed Texts:

Coleman et al, Principles of Taxation Law (Thomson Reuters).

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Problem-solving; legal research and writing; oral communication skills; identification and familiarity with legal material; legal reasoning.

Related Breadth Track(s): Law - Business and Taxation Law

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