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Principles of GST Law - ATAX0623
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School:  Aus School of Tax and Bus Law
 
 
Course Outline: See below
 
 
Campus: ATAX Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: ATAX0001
 
 
Excluded: ATAX0323, ATAX0423, ATAX0523
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

The object of this course is to provide high level conceptual and analytical knowledge of GST appropriate to the practical requirements of business, legal and accounting advisers working with GST on a regular basis. This course works through most aspects of the GST law and looks briefly at the underlying policy implications in some areas of the law. It briefly analyses related legal and taxation issues. The course concentrates on the Australian legislation although there is some mention of relevant overseas experience. The focus of the course will be to achieve a sound understanding of the principles of Australia's GST law. There will be an emphasis on day to day practical operational features - including the rulings - which you must obtain separately. You will also need to stay up to date with relevant journal articles and any new rulings as the session progresses.


Recommended Prior Knowledge

None

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Identify the basic elements of the GST and how it operates
  • Explain how the basic building blocks for the GST fit together
  • Define key GST concepts such as supply, acquisition, carrying on an enterprise and input tax credits
  • Determine the GST payable on supplies and whether input tax credits can be claimed
  • Recall the major 'exemptions' from GST and understand the nature of, and conceptual differences, between 'GST-free' and 'input taxed'
  • Identify the complexities of input taxation and reduced credit acquisitions - including how the finance sector is affected
  • Explain the nature of apportionment and its inevitable key role in GST record-keeping and reporting
  • Outline and criticise the general anti-avoidance provisions in the GST legislation
  • Locate, interpret and critically analyse GST Rulings, Determinations and other official Tax Office positions relevant to GST

Main Topics

  • Introduction to the GST law
  • Input tax credits
  • Payment of GST
  • Exemptions
  • Special rules relating to corporate and commercial activity

Assessment

2 Assignments
1 Exam

Course Texts

Prescribed
There is no prescribed textbook for this course.

Recommended
Refer to Course Profile supplied by Lecturer.

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