Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

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
OfferedCaulfield Winter semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Professor Rick Krever


An introduction to the Chinese taxation system. Topics include: the legal framework and governing authorities; Turnover Tax (Value Added Tax and Excise Tax); Business Tax, Enterprise Income Tax; and Individual Income Tax and tax incentives.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding of, and appreciation for the regulatory environment of the Chinese tax system, including the brief history of the Chinese tax system
  2. analyse and apply China's tax laws in given factual situations for individual and business/corporate taxpayers
  3. analyse and apply Chinese tax incentives under Value Added Tax (VAT) on the sale of goods, Business Tax (BT) on the supply of services, Enterprise Income Tax (EIT) and Individual Income Tax (IIT)
  4. develop a practical knowledge of the Chinese tax implications arising from Australian taxpayers investing in China
  5. learn how to calculate the VAT, EIT, BT and IIT liability of Chinese taxpayers.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester