Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Haemala Thanasegaran


The topics are similar to those covered by the equivalent Australian income tax law unit BTC3150, but lectures and tutorials will concentrate on the legislation and case law which applies in Malaysia. Topics include background to the Malaysian legal and taxation systems; income for businesses, individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts; deductions; capital allowances (the Malaysian equivalent of depreciation); personal reliefs; tax incentives; the limited capital gains tax; tax administration and tax avoidance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the taxation concept of income
  2. critically assess the major income and deduction components comprising taxable income
  3. identify the main taxable entitles and calculate how they are taxed
  4. analyse and apply the main administrative aspects of income tax law
  5. demonstrate an awareness of current income tax developments in Malaysia.


Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination: 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week