Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Adrian Pilley


This unit introduces the accounts of executors, liquidators and trustees and examines how estates and trusts are taxed. It also includes an examination of: capital gains tax, donations tax, employees' and provisional tax, tax avoidance and administrative procedures, including objection and appeals. This unit is a requirement for those students following the route to the qualification of a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe and explain the South African executors' accounts and prepare such accounts
  2. calculate the tax payable on estates and trusts
  3. describe and interpret the provisions regarding employees' tax and provisional tax
  4. describe and explain how the tax system is administered and the process of objection and appeal
  5. explain the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion and apply the relevant
principles in a particular given set of circumstances
  1. explain the provisions regarding donations tax and calculate donations tax
  2. identify transactions that will be subject to capital gains tax and calculate the taxable amount in terms of the relevant provisions.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Student must have passed BTW3302 before undertaking this unit.


One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week