units

BTW3153

Faculty of Business and Economics

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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jeyapalan Kasipillai

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination: 80%

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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Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

BTC3153