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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ken Devos (Semester 1), Mr Anthony Van Der Westhuysen (Semester 2)


An introduction to Australian taxation. Topics include assessable income; capital gains; GST; FBT; allowable deductions including repairs, deductions and substantiation; taxation of companies and their shareholders; administrative provisions including objections, appeals and self-assessment; and anti-avoidance provisions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • analyse and apply the appropriate taxation law for various income and capital receipts in given fact situations
  • analyse and apply the appropriate taxation law for both general and specific deductions in given fact situations
  • calculate the taxable value of various fringe benefits
  • define and apply the principles of the imputation system at both the shareholder and company level
  • describe the major elements of both the GST and Tax Administration systems.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Tony van der Westhuysen

Contact hours

Clayton - 3 hours per week

Prato - block mode




BTF3931, BTW3221