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LAWS6200 - Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Lee Burns

Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment: 2hr exam or 7000wd essay (100%)

The goal of this unit is to provide an overview of the tax systems of countries in the Asia Pacific region. The countries chosen for study will reveal the diversity of tax systems in the region, ranging from small island economies to transitional economies through to more developed economies. Countries examined will be selected from Singapore, Indonesia, PNG, Tonga, China including Hong Kong, and the Philippines. While the focus of the course is mainly on the income tax, the unit will provide an understanding of the role of other tax instruments (such as VAT, customs duty, excise and land taxes) used by countries in the region. As regards the income tax, the focus will be on international tax so that an assessment can be made of the likely tax consequences of investment in the country. Other issues to be covered include tax incentives, oil & gas taxation, and dealing with tax administrations.
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