ACCTN306-21B (HAM)

Taxation

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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The paper covers the broad framework of the main tax statutes and the detailed effect of selected specific provisions. It also gives an appreciation of the basic applications of taxation and the importance of taxation in business decisions and the calculation of Goods and Services Tax and Income Tax.



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Paper Structure

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A combination of 3x Lectures and one Tutorial per week.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Understand and explain the fundamental principles underpinning taxation, the New Zealand Tax System including Tax Administration by IRD and New Zealand Tax Residence.
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  • 2. Understand and explain the implications for New Zealand taxation in relation to different ownership structures in New Zealand including Sole-Proprietorship Partnership, Companies and Trusts
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  • 3. Interpret, apply and communicate their understanding of Goods and Services Tax calculations and the regulatory basis as well as prepare and present a practical GST scenario and related returns
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  • 4. Interpret, apply and communicate their understanding of Income Tax calculations and the regulatory basis as well as prepare and present a practical Income Tax scenario and related returns
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  • 5. Understand and explain the implications of Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, Dispute Resolution Process and Penalties, Interests and Offences
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  • 6. Undertake research in relation to issues in New Zealand Taxation and/or issues in Taxation of other jurisdictions.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
12 Aug 2021
2:00 PM
20
  • Other: Submit hard copy to lecturer in supervised test
2. Test 2
23 Sep 2021
2:00 PM
20
  • Other: Submit hard copy to lecturer in supervised test
3. Test 3
14 Oct 2021
2:00 PM
25
  • Other: Submit hard copy to lecturer in supervised test
4. Tutorial Assignment
15 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
5. Final Assignment
29 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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1. Prescribed Statutes: As Reprinted and annotated in:
i) Income Tax Act 2007 New Zealand Tax Legislation for students:
ii) Income Tax Amendment Acts Income Tax Act 2007 and other legislation. 2019 Edition CCH
iii) Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 (Reprinted)
iv) Goods and Services Tax Amendment Acts

2. Prescribed Text: 2021 New Zealand Master Tax Guide. Auckland, CCH New Zealand Ltd.

NB Personal copies of the above statutes and MTG are the only written materials permitted to be used by students at tests (as and when relevant). But in order to be eligible such copies must be free of any added annotations, except as to identity of owner and emphasis markings. STAFF WILL BE OBLIGED TO IMPOUND INFRINGING COPIES: therefore, upon detection, any offending student would be required to sit the relevant paper without the benefit of the statutes. Only the 2021 version of the text will be allowed in the Test Rooms and no other versions will be allowed.

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Recommended Readings

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  • New Zealand Income Tax Law and Practice
  • New Zealand Tax Cases
  • Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand
  • Staples’ Guide to New Zealand Tax Practice, Mancer & Veal, Brookers Current Ed.
  • NZ Taxation current edition, Alley, Maples, Veal and Polson Higgs & Co, Thomson Brookers
  • Taxation Education Office publications
  • Technical Information Bulletin publications
  • The Independent
  • The National Business Review
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Other Resources

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Moodle is a website for access to relevant information for papers and databases.

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Online Support

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If you require online support for Moodle please email ITS at: ITShelp@waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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3x I hour Lectures per week

1x 1 hour Tutorial per week (starting second week)

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: One of ACCTN202, ACCT202, ACCT224, MNGT221 or ACCT324

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ACCT351

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