- 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
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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 LLM, M. Tax and M. International Tax and Graduate Diplomas, as well as in the JD and undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne. More than 20 specialist tax subjects are offered each year in the MLM Program, ranging from a grounding in the fundamentals of Australian and international taxation law to advanced, specialized and capstone subjects on taxation law and policy, and tax systems of major trading partners such as the US and Asian countries. Melbourne Law School also offers an exchange opportunity with the University of Oxford tax Masters degree.
A summary of 2021 subjects is available to download here.
2021 Tax Masters Subjects
- Capital Gains Tax: Problems in Practice Intensive (1-7 September), 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Comparative Corporate Tax Intensive (3-9 March), 9.00am - 3.15pm
- Corporate Tax A Intensive (14-20 April), 9.00am - 5.00pm & Semester 2 (27 July - 19 October), Tuesday, 6.00-8.00pm
- Current Issues in International Tax Intensive (13-22 September), 2.00-5.30pm
- Foundations of Tax Law Intensive (10-16 March), 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Goods and Services Tax Intensive (19-25 May), 9.00am-16.00pm
- International Tax: Principles and Structure Intensive (10-16 November), 9.00am-5.00pm & Semester 1 (4 March – 27 May), Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm
- International Tax: Anti Avoidance Intensive (1-7 December), 9.00am-5.00pm
- Tax Administration Intensive (25-29 October), 9.00am-4.00pm
- Tax Practice: Writing Effectively Semester 1 (1 March – 24 May), Monday, 6.00-8.00pm
- Tax Policy Intensive (26 May – 1 June), 9.00am-4.00pm
- Tax Treaties Semester 1 (3 March – 26 May), Wednesday, 5.00-7.00pm
- Taxation of Business and Investment Income Intensive (13-19 October), 9.00am-4.00pm & Semester 1 (2 March – 25 May), Tuesday, 6.00-8.00pm
- Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions Intensive (16-22 June), 9.00am-4.00pm
- Taxation of Small and Medium Enterprises Intensive (5-11 May), 9.00am-4.00pm
- Taxation of Trusts Semester 2 (26 July – 18 October), Monday 5.30-7.30pm
- Transfer Pricing: Practice and Problems Intensive (28 April – 4 May), 9.00am-5.00pm
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.