A Brief Note On Income Tax Law And Practice

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BULAW3731 Income Tax Law & Practice Individual Assignment Essay Submitted by: Name: Simant Sahi Student ID: 30309353 Purpose of the Assignment To enable you to research an aspect of taxation law and its practice. It is important for you to have time to think through how to structure and present your responses, and to review and discuss what the law is or should be in a particular area. Whilst discussion with others is encouraged, the final piece of work must be your own. Topic This year in Australia there will be a federal election, and tax reform is currently a topic of debate. The Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, recently released an election policy on negative gearing and the treatment of capital gains tax discounts as they relate to the housing market (the Policy). Required Identify and explain the key areas of the Policy, then evaluate whether it exhibits the features (characteristics) of a good tax system. In your response you must include an explanation of negative gearing and the existing treatment of capital gains as they relate to property investors – referring to sections of legislation, tax rulings and cases where relevant. You must also identify and discuss

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