Undergraduate Course: Taxation Practices (ACCN10029)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course covers the UK tax system and administrative rules along with the relevant revenue, case laws and precedence. It examines the computation aspects of national insurance, property income, individual and corporate tax liability, value-added and stamp taxes, as well as the ethics and professional conduct of a tax advisor.
The course will utilize a student's knowledge from previous non-Honours accounting courses as a basis to develop and apply new information in the specialist area of taxation. A particular emphasis of the course will be on an understanding taxation principles and existing tax revenue and legislation, as well as the practical application of taxation knowledge. It is intended to develop students┐ abilities in a core competency, one which is especially relevant to those intending a career in tax practice. The course will prepare students for the taxation examinations of professional accountancy bodies.
UK Tax System
Income Tax Liability
Corporation Tax Liability
Environment Taxes and Reliefs
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have completed a 2nd- year level Financial Accounting course and a 2nd- year level Management Accounting course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
The coursework includes a group project that requires about 20 hours of individual preparation, group discussion, research and writing-up of a report.
||Besides feedback arising in class discussion during lectures and class exercises, the group project will enable students to assess their understanding and application of their knowledge in taxation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will have a critical understanding of taxation in helping individuals and companies plan their tax strategies.
- Students will be able to evaluate how tax information and techniques can promote efficient tax planning and management.
- Students will be able to compute and review tax liability of individuals and companies, and apply insights from developments in taxation legislation, and case laws and precedence.
- Students will be able to use a wide range of techniques and apply taxation strategies when considering capital investment decisions and financial management positions.
- Students will be able to identify and critically discuss the ethical issues in tax practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Personal Effectiveness : Demonstrate skills and abilities in personal effectiveness via communication and working effectively with others as well as demonstrating skills in time management and planning to ensure timely submission of assigned group project.
Communication skills: The project will enable students to develop research and written communication skills as well as enable them to work in groups in order to submit their assigned group project within the deadline successfully. The students will also learn to apply specific technical terms in taxation discipline when writing up their project.
For Accounting-major students, information on their performance in taxation will improve their employability in vying for taxation-related positions in public accountancy firms.
Students may be better prepared for the taxation modules in the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. Alternatively, they may be granted exemption should the proposed course be subsequently accredited.
|Course organiser||Ms Laura Wilkinson
|Course secretary||Miss Jen Wood
Tel: (0131 6)50 8335