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Tax law impacts the outcomes of all business and work activities, distinguish yourself with specialist knowledge in this globally critical field.

The University of Western Australia’s Law School offers a Taxation Law short course program for tax practitioners who wish to establish their career as a tax law specialist.

All of the following short courses are part of the UWA Law Masters program and participants study alongside those engaged in a full degree program.

Taxation Law Short Courses

BEPS and Transfer Pricing

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This short course examines the internationally important area of transfer pricing. It will accordingly look at fundamental sources applicable to transfer pricing, how to carry out a functional analysis and other issues in a transfer pricing context .

Complete for 2018

Advanced Capital Gains Tax

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This short course will focus on the technical aspects of the law of capital gains taxation around the various CGT events.

Dates: 3 - 6 July 2018

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Resource Taxation

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This short course looks at the Australian taxation of resource businesses and ventures. It covers both domestic and cross border aspects with relevant foreign law insights.

Complete for 2017

Tax Dispute Resolution and Litigation

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This 4-day executive education short course is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to dispute and conflict resolution in the taxation environment, enhancing your understanding of tax disputes.

Complete for 2018

Advanced Australian International Taxation

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This short course reviews the application of Australian income tax law to international transactions and structures. It covers both in bound and out bound scenarios.

Dates: 28 - 31 August 2018


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Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities

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This short course involves the study of the nature, function, governance and regulation of not-for-profit (NFP) entities in Australia. The short course approaches these issues on a life-cycle basis, examining aspects of formation, governance, tax and fundraising concessions, regulatory requirements and dissolution restrictions applicable to not-for-profit entities under statute and the common law. Attendees engage with current research, comparative perspectives and recent developments in the law to critique the extent to which the current framework for not-for-profit entities encourages innovative, independent and efficient processes and activities for the public benefit, whilst also ensuring the accountability and integrity of the not-for-profit sector.

Offered in 2019

Taxation Law of a Foreign State (Russia)

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This short course examines the key principles of the income taxation and other relevant tax of a foreign state. It also examines the tax administration system and relevant legal and equivalent institutions. The primary focus is on the taxation of inbound investment, outbound investment and trade by the state. The operation of double taxation agreements is also covered. Core concepts studies are residence and sources rules; corporate tax rules; taxation of passive income flows and anti-tax avoidance rules. The unit this year focuses on Russia.

Dates: 23 - 26 October 2018

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Goods and Services Taxation

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This short course examines the law around goods and services taxation in Australia (GST) and you will learn how to effectively apply the core concepts of the GST law and apply a wide range of legal and academic sources to Australian GST issues.

Dates: 16 - 19 October 2018

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Double Tax Agreements and International Tax Law

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Core principles of international tax law as they apply around the world and the policy issues supporting them will be covered in this short course. It will thoroughly examine Double Taxation Agreements with a focus on the current version of the OECD model.

Dates: 18 - 21 September 2018

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Advanced Australian Corporate Taxation

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This short course examines advanced concepts of company taxation, and covers advanced corporate taxation issues including: (1) anti-avoidance rules that prevent tax arbitrage in relation to share holdings and dividends; (2) corporate finance taxation in relation to debt, timing and equity; (3) the taxation of financial arrangements (TOFA) regime; and (4) the consolidation regime and the debt and equity characterisation rules to income tax purposes.

Offered in 2019

Taxation of Trusts

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This short course covers the complex Australian taxation of trusts in relation to both domestic and foreign trusts. It examines: the nature of a trust; trusts in tax legislation; the statutory scheme in trust taxation; present entitlement; streaming of trust income; anti-avoidance; trust losses; capital gains and trusts; taxation of non-resident trusts and taxation of non-resident trust beneficiaries. 

Offered in 2019