- The Tax Group
The Tax Group aims for excellence in tax education, research and engagement. The Tax Group and Tax Studies at Melbourne Law School is supported by an Advisory Board comprising leading members of the judiciary, the Bar, law and accounting firms and government.Read our Overview
Tax Group Annual Reports
- Tax Clinic
Overview of the Tax Group
The Tax Faculty teach a wide range of subjects in postgraduate and undergraduate tax programs across Bachelor, Juris Doctor and Masters degree programs. Our education program is designed and taught in partnership with the profession, government and global faculty. Subjects are taught in cooperation with experienced taxation practitioners including members of leading law and accounting firms and leading members of the Bar and international tax experts. We welcome international students in the postgraduate tax program.
Research is carried out by members of the Tax Group with a technical, public policy and reform focus and tax faculty contribute to public debate on taxation issues. Research interests are diverse and include Australian individual and corporate income tax, comparative and international taxation and critical perspectives on tax and public finance. Much of the research work carried out by the Tax Group is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature. Tax faculty supervise doctoral and Masters research across a range of tax law topics, and host visiting researchers from institutions around the world.
The Tax Group at Melbourne Law School is pleased to host the Annual Tax Lecture, Australian branch meetings of the International Fiscal Association and occasional seminars and conferences on topical tax issues. The Tax Group has strong international tax connections including with New York University; the University of Virginia in the USA; Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at the Said Business School; and the Cambridge University Law School Centre for Tax Law.
Melbourne Law School offers a wide range of tax subjects in the Melbourne Tax Masters, Graduate Diplomas and at undergraduate level across law and commerce degree programs at the University of Melbourne.
The Tax Program provides a detailed grounding in the fundamentals of Australian and international taxation law, in combination with comprehensive analysis of the extensive range of new taxation laws which have emerged as a result of the federal government's Review of Business Taxation and Review of International Taxation Arrangements.
The course offers subjects designed for those who are commencing careers in taxation, subjects which will assist practitioners of all levels of experience to maintain their skills and knowledge in an era of continuous tax law change, and subjects which expand tax knowledge to include tax systems of major trading partners such as the US and Asian countries.
A summary of 2020 subjects is available to download here.
Graduate Tax Program
Entry into specialist taxation Masters degrees and Graduate Diplomas is open to graduates in law, or graduates of other disciplines with relevant professional experience. Generally, students without a law degree will be required to enrol first in the Graduate Diploma unless they have more than 2 years experience. They may later transfer to the Masters degree.
Single Subjects for Professional Development
Practitioners who do not wish to enrol in a degree course can enrol in individual subjects for professional development purposes.