Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedNot offered in 2015


Topics covered include taxation of business entities, tax planning issues on acquisition and disposal of a business, retirement (superannuation) and estate planning, tax administration and anti-avoidance and tax agent ethics covering the obligations under the Tax Agents Services Act 2009.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the taxation issues associated with specific business regimes including the Small Business Tax System
  • analyse the tax frameworks that apply when conducting a business through Companies, Trusts, Partnerships or Sole Proprietors
  • analyse business transactions in the tax administration and anti-avoidance rules
  • apply the appropriate taxation rules that govern purchases and sales of a business.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must have passed one of the following: BTB1010, BTC1110, BTF1010, BTG1200, BTP1010, BTW1042 or BTW1200 before undertaking this unit.


BTG3242, BTC3350, BTX3350