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Learning about tax is one thing, but being able to solve basic tax problems skills is another. Legal Research and Reasoning for Tax Professionals provides you with the ability to correctly identify and interpret the relevant legislation, reconcile alternative sources of law, and apply their findings to the given facts.

The Legal Research and Reasoning for Tax Professionals augments our education offering, producing tax-law-literate graduates with deep technical skills, the ability to keep pace with future changes in the tax system, and the capacity for productive, autonomous participation in the workplace.


1 subject
0 credit points
6 CPD hours
member: $360
non-member: $415
6 months maximum

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Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)


Gain skills that are directly applicable to the workplace


Ideal for bookkeepers and small business owners

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"[The Tax Institute] balances technical material and practical application, bridging academia with the practice of tax law."

Rachel Vijayaraj, ATI, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers

"The weekly webinars and on line study format made it possible to combine the course work and full time work."

Wendy Miller, FTI, Damien Greer

“Studying with The Tax Institute gave me the confidence to understand and tackle detailed taxation issues.”

Mathew Coombes, CTA, Borough Australia Pty Ltd

“What I learnt I was actually applying every day to my work with my clients and the notes I received are now my tax bible.”

Lauren Whelan, HLB Mann Judd

“The topic areas covered provided me with technical knowledge on areas of tax which I could apply to real life situations.”

Geoff Tierney, CTA, ESV Chartered Accountants

“The fact that active and highly experienced practitioners are teaching the course content has been invaluable to me.”

Erin Shields, Dixon Advisory


Learning outcomes

The Legal Research and Reasoning for Tax Professionals ensures that an individual has the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their studies with The Tax Institute.

Who is this for?

  • accountants
  • lawyers
  • cadets, graduates and trainee accountants
  • consultants and financial advisers
  • overseas professionals planning to work in the Australian tax profession
  • recent graduates
  • registration requirements for a tax agent licence

Entry requirements

Meet English language requirements if the language of instruction for your 6 years of high school qualifications was not English.

Program structure


  • core competencies for tax law professionals
  • search basics
  • searching for tax legislation
  • interpreting tax legislation
  • searching for case law
  • interpreting case law
  • searching for ATO guidance and secondary sources
  • legal research and reasoning

Modes of study

Self-paced learning1

The self-paced learning allows practitioners to study at their own pace, in their own time.

Enrolment inclusions

Resources made available to candidates are:

  • online subject notes
  • video research skills tutorials
  • practice questions

1. [those enrolled into the Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law subject with The Tax Institute, will receive Legal Research and Reasoning for Tax Professionals as part of their enrolment.]


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  Member Non-Member
Program only $3601 $4151

Once enrolled (from date of purchase) you have 180 days to complete the program. 

1. [Program attracts GST, price quoted is GST inclusive.]