Stephen Chen, CTA, Subject Convenor
Advise clients on the choice of business structure
The choice of legal entity or business structure - such as company, trust or partnership - has a big impact on taxation. Identifying the legal, regulatory and tax implications of each structure is essential. This subject provides a detailed knowledge of the law which shapes the rights and obligations of clients.
There are many types of business structures and entities available in Australia. Each one has a distinct impact on the licenses needed, the amount of control, potential personal liability and tax. It’s important for you to understand, and advise clients on, the implications of the entity they choose. This subject will help you develop and present skilled analysis of business structure choices.
CommLaw2 includes regulatory issues concerning superannuation (other than tax-related), bankruptcy and insolvency. Importantly, it also examines instances where commercial law and the taxation treatment converge.
ATL005 CommLaw2 Entities and Business Structures identifies the tax impacts of a diverse range of commercial transactions which relates to the law of entities (including partnerships, corporations and trusts).
Who is this for?
To enrol in CommLaw2, you’ll need to meet English language requirements if your 6 years of high school learning were not conducted in English.
On completion of ATL005 CommLaw2 Entities and Business Structures you will be able to, but not limited to, understand the legal concepts of business structures when advising on the legal concepts of business organisational structures and their underlying regulations.
Resources made available to a candidate (excluding assessment-only study) are:
Please note that all assessment tasks must be passed in order to complete the subject.
Distance learning - a flexible learning approach using an online learning platform supported by pre-recorded webinars and email support with a subject matter expert.
Assessment-only study - allows candidates to accelerate their studies by progressing directly to the assessments for the subject based on prior study, qualifications and experience.
Candidates will only recieve access to past exam papers and online checkpoint tests prior to the exam.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
RPL is a process for providing candidates credit for learning or qualifications completed before your enrolment with The Tax Institute Higher Education.
To apply for RPL (fee $165), please complete the RPL form. Evidence of your qualifications will need to be provided with this application.
Advanced standing is a process of transferring credits from subjects you have previously completed with The Tax Institute and The Tax Institute Higher Education. To apply for advanced standing (no fee applies), please complete the advanced standing form.
ATL005 CommLaw2 Entities and Business Structures
Subject fee: $1,690
$100 discount applies for early bird registration
Key dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
This subject does not attract GST.
The early bird discount applies per subject if enrolling before the early bird close date (except for assessment only study mode and CTA1 Foundations Intensive SP1 and SP2).
All Tax Institute Higher Education candidates are eligible to receive Education Membership of The Tax Institute for $199 (valued at $509) upon enrolment until 30 June in the subsequent calendar year. Member fees attract GST and price quoted is inclusive of GST.
Stephen Chen, CTA, Subject Convenor
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