Aims and Fit of Module
To enable students to prepare tax computations for individuals and companies in relatively straightforward scenarios under UK tax law, and to understand the underlying tax rules and their regulatory framework.
A recognise critically the ethical issues arising in the course of performing tax work and identify the obligations the UK system of tax imposes on taxpayers and the implications for taxpayers of non-compliance
B calculate the capital gains tax payable by individuals and trustees
C calculate the amounts of income tax owed by or owed to individuals and trustees
D calculate the amounts of inheritance tax due on lifetime transfers and transfers on death by individuals, personal representatives and trustees
E calculate the amounts of national insurance payable by individuals, businesses and companies
F calculate the corporation tax liabilities of companies
G calculate the amount of VAT owed by or owed to businesses
H calculate the amount of stamp taxes due in straightforward transactions.
Method of teaching and learning
A range of teaching and learning methods will be utilized on this module. Core substantive knowledge will be delivered in weekly lectures, with some short interactive questions provided after each topic/sub-topic. Relevant case-based exam standard questions will be assigned each week after the lecture to reinforce knowledge and give further practice in the application of that knowledge. These case-based scenario questions will be discussed in seminars, with feedback provided to students on their attempts on these questions.