Run by Bangor Business School
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Helen Rogers
Overall aims and purpose
NOTE: If you register for this module, you cannot also register for ASB-3112 Advertising Strategy or ASB-3114 E-Marketing.
AIMS: To provide an overview of the place of taxation in a market economy. Issues such as the incentive to work and save, equity and economic efficiency are covered, in the context of personal, corporate and capital taxes. Policy implications of taxation are reviewed. In addition, the computation of personal income, corporate, capital gains and value added tax is covered.
The place of taxation in the economy; The balance between equity and efficiency; Income tax and incentives to work and save; The role of capital taxation; The bases of taxation and investment incentives; Reform of the tax system; Tax as a policy tool; The calculation of personal, corporate, capital gains, inheritance and value added tax liabilities; Basic tax planning.
A basic understanding of taxation, and its calculation, will be shown, but with little development of the lecture material, and some errors will be present.
A good understanding will be shown, together with evidence of wider reading and few errors will be made.
A sound understanding will be demonstrated, with very few errors, and significant evidence of wide reading in the topic.
Understand the rationale for the various tax systems used in modern economies.
Understand the incentive structure of a taxation system and the conceptual issues surrounding these applications of taxation.
Understand the role of taxation in achieving desired policy outcomes.
Calculate personal income, corporate, capital gains, inheritance and value added tax liabilities.
Be aware of and be able to calculate tax reliefs available to individuals and corporate bodies.
Understand the importance of tax planning.
|Exam S1 2hrs||45|
|Exam S2 2hrs||55|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
One 2-hour lecture per week, and three 1-hour workshops per week in Semester 1.
There is a 2-hour lecture each week.
The are workshops in semester 1.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- knowledge of some of the contexts in which accounting can be seen as operating (examples of contexts include the legal, ethical, social and natural environment; the accountancy profession; the business entity; the capital markets; the public sector)
- knowledge of the main current technical language and practices of accounting (for example, recognition, measurement and disclosure in financial statements; managerial accounting; auditing; taxation) in a specified socio-economic domain
- Problem solving and critical analysis: analysing facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions.
- Numeracy: the use of quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena.
Taxation 2017/18 by Andy Lymer and Lynne Oats
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N400: BA Accounting and Finance year 3 (BA/AF)
- N401: BA Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/AFIE)
- NN4H: BSc Accounting and Finance year 3 (BSC/ACCFIN)
- N402: BSc Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/ACCFINIE)
- M1N4: LLB Law with Acc and Finance year 3 (LLB/LAF)
Optional in courses:
- NN45: BA Accounting and Banking year 3 (BA/AB)
- NN36: BA Accounting and Banking with International Experience year 4 (BA/ABIE)
- NR43: BA Accounting/Italian year 4 (BA/AIT)
- NR44: BA Accounting/Spanish year 4 (BA/ASP)
- L114: BA Business Economics year 3 (BA/BE)
- L115: BA Business Economics (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/BEIE)
- N322: BA Banking and Finance year 3 (BA/BIF)
- NR33: BA Banking/Italian year 4 (BA/BIT)
- NN13: BA Business Studies and Finance year 3 (BA/BSF)
- NN14: BA Business Stud & Finance (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/BSFIE)
- NR34: BA Banking/Spanish year 4 (BA/BSP)
- LN14: BA Economics/Accounting year 3 (BA/ECA)
- LN15: BA Accounting & Economics (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/ECAIE)
- NR41: BA French/Accounting year 4 (BA/FRA)
- NR31: BA French/Banking year 4 (BA/FRB)
- NR42: BA German/Accounting year 4 (BA/GA)
- NR32: BA German/Banking year 4 (BA/GB)
- N2N4: BA Management with Accounting year 3 (BA/MAF)
- NN44: BSc Accounting and Banking with International Experience year 4 (BSC/ABIE)
- NN43: BSc Accounting and Banking year 3 (BSC/ACCB)
- NL41: BSc Accounting and Economics year 3 (BSC/ACCEC)
- NL42: BSc Accounting and Economics with International Experience year 4 (BSC/AEIE)
- L190: BSc Business Economics year 3 (BSC/BEC)
- N391: BSc Banking and Finance year 3 (BSC/BFIN)
- NN1H: BSc Business Studies and Finance year 3 (BSC/BSFIN)
- L111: BSc Financial Economics year 3 (BSC/FINEC)
- N2NK: BSc Management with Accounting year 3 (BSC/MWACC)
- N2NH: BSc Management with Banking & Fin year 3 (BSC/MWBF)