Course overview

Course overview

 

This course overview provides a list of all the activities and tasks that comprise a module and indicates where the interactives can be best incorporated to maximise student learning. It is organised by module and provides a list of both online and print resources for each module.

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Tax 101: understanding tax 
Title
Online resource
Pre-test: How much do I know about tax? 
Activity 1 - What is tax and why do we need it? 
  • Theory: What is tax and why do we need it?
  • Task A1.1 Street talk
Interactive – The story of tax 
Activity 2 - Tax: who, what, how and why 
  • Theory: Tax: who, what, how and why
  • Task A2.1 Types of taxes
  • Task A2.2 Types of taxes revisited - What's fair?
  • Task A2.3 Types of taxes - What's fair?
Activity 3 - How is tax revenue spent? 
  • Theory: How is tax revenue spent?
  • Task A3.1 Tax revenue and my community
  • Task A3.2 Evidence from the news
Interactive – Shaping the system
Activity 4 - The Budget: taxes and spending 
  • Theory: The Budget: taxes and spending
  • Task A4.1 Managing disasters
  • Task A4.2 Tax in your community
  • Task A4.3 You make the decision
Interactive – Tax in your community 
Interactive – You make the decision 
Activity 5 - History of tax in Australia 
  • Theory: History of tax in Australia
  • Task A5.1 Tax changes
  • Task A5.2 Changes in the tax system
Activity 6 - Role of the ATO 
  • Theory: Role of the ATO
  • Task A6.1 Mad minute tax facts
Challenge quiz: Tax 101
Quick tax test: Tax 101
Teacher notes: Tax 101 - Understanding tax
Print resource
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1 - What is tax and why do we need it?
  • Fact sheet: What is tax and why do we need it?
  • Task 1: Knowing about tax
  • Task 2: Comprehending tax terminology
Interactive – The story of tax
  • Fact sheet: The story of tax
  • Task 1: Researching tax
Activity 2 - Tax: Who, what, how and why
  • Fact sheet: Tax: Who, what, how and why
  • Task 1: Types of taxes
  • Task 2: Types of taxes revisited – What’s fair?
Activity 3 - How is tax revenue spent?
  • Fact sheet: How is tax revenue spent?
  • Task 1: Tax revenue and my community
Interactive – Shaping the system (Tax models)
  • Fact sheet: Shaping the system – Tax models
  • Task 1: Shaping the system – Tax models
Activity 4 - The Budget – Taxes and spending
  • Fact sheet: The Budget – Taxes and spending
  • Task 1: Managing disasters
Interactive – Tax in your community
  • Fact sheet: Tax in your community
  • Task 1: Investigating governments and services
  • Task 2: Greenville disaster
Interactive – You make the decision
  • Fact sheet: You make the decision
  • Task 1: Make the decision
Activity 5 – History of tax in Australia
  • Fact sheet: History of tax in Australia
  • Task 1: Tax changes
Interactive – Shaping the system (the development of Australia’s tax system)
  • Fact sheet: Shaping the system – the development of Australia’s tax system
  • Task 1: Development of Australia’s tax system
Activity 6 – Role of the ATO in Australia
  • Fact sheet: Role of the ATO in Australia
  • Task 1: Australian Taxation Office facts
Interactive – Shaping the system (the Australian Taxation system)
  • Fact sheet: Shaping the system – the Australian Taxation system)
  • Task 1: Create an infographic
Challenge Quiz: Tax 101
Quick Tax Test: Tax 101
Print resource: Year 11-12 activities   NEW
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1, Task 2 - Government policies to reduce inequality
Activity 4, Task 2 - Budgetary policy

Your Tax 
Title
Online resource
Activity 1 - Income and income tax 
  • Theory: Income and income tax
  • Task B1.1 Assessable income
  • Task B1.2 Assessable income revisited
Activity 2 - Working and paying tax 
  • Theory: Working and paying tax
  • Task B2.1 Your tax file number
  • Task B2.2 You and your TFN
  • Task B2.3 Tax for the under 18s
Activity 3 - Completing your tax return 
  • Theory: Completing your tax return
  • Task B3.1 Reducing your tax
  • Task B3.2 Lodging your tax return
Activity 4 - Calculating tax due 
  • Theory: Calculating tax due
  • Task B4.1 What is my taxable income?
  • Task B4.2 Do we get a refund?
Activity 5 - What other taxes do I have to pay? 
  • Theory: What other taxes do I have to pay?
  • Task B5.1 Calculating CGT
  • Task B5.2 Understanding GST
Activity 6 - Fixing a tax problem 
  • Theory: Fixing a tax problem
  • Task B6.1 Design a public awareness campaign
Interactive - Tax and you 
Challenge quiz: Your tax
Quick tax test: Your tax 
Teacher notes: Your tax 
Print resource
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1 - Income and income tax
  • Fact sheet: Income and income tax
  • Task 1: Assessable income
  • Task 2: Comprehending tax terminology
Activity 2 - Working and paying tax
  • Fact sheet: Working and paying tax
  • Task 1: Your TFN
  • Task 2: Creating an information text
  • Task 3: Tax for the under 18s
Activity 3 - Completing your tax return
  • Fact sheet: Completing your tax return
  • Task 1: Reducing your tax
  • Task 2: Lodging your tax return
  • Task 3: Completing your tax return
  • Task 4:  Extension activity
Activity 4 - Calculating tax due
  • Fact sheet: Calculating tax due
  • Task 1: What is my taxable income?
  • Task 2: Do we get a refund?
Activity 5 - What other taxes do I have to pay?
  • Fact sheet: What other taxes do I have to pay?
  • Task 1: What other taxes do I have to pay?
Activity 6 - Fixing a tax problem
  • Fact sheet: Fixing a tax problem
  • Task 1: Design an infographic
Interactive – Tax and you
  • Fact sheet: Tax and you 
  • Task 1: Tax in your life today 
  • Task 2: Tax in your life tomorrow
Challenge Quiz: Your Tax
Quick Tax Test: Your tax
Print resource: Year 11-12 activities   NEW
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1, Task 3 - Franked dividends: Are they worth it?
Activity 5, Task 2 - What type of tax is this?

Business Tax 
Title
Online resource
Activity 1 - What is a business? 
  • Theory: What is a business?
  • Task C1.1 Why go to the trouble?
  • Task C1.2 Applying for an ABN as a sole trader
  • Task C1.3 About ABNs
Activity 2 - Business structures 
  • Theory: Business structures
  • Task C2.1 Features of a business structure
  • Task C2.2 Starting a business
Activity 3 - Running a business: Tax obligations 
  • Theory: Running a business: tax obligations
  • Task C3.1 Hiring employees
Activity 4 - Explaining business taxes 
  • Theory: Explaining business taxes
  • Task C4.1 Tax types
Activity 5 - The goods and services tax (GST) 
  • Theory: The goods and services tax (GST)
  • Task C5.1 Calculating GST
Activity 6 - How is business tax collected? 
  • Theory: How is business tax collected?
  • Task C6.1 Preparation of a business activity statement
  • Task C6.2 Keeping business records
Challenge quiz: Business tax 
Quick tax test: Business tax 
Teacher notes: Business tax 
Print resource
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1 – What is a business?
  • Fact sheet: What is a business?
  • Task 1: Why go to the trouble?
Activity 2 – Business structures
  • Fact sheet: Business structures
  • Task 1: Features of a business structure
  • Task 2: Starting a business
Activity 3 – Running a business: Tax obligations
  • Fact sheet: Running a business: Tax obligations
  • Task 1: Applying for an ABN as a sole trader
  • Task 2: Hiring employees
Activity 4 – Explaining business taxes
  • Fact sheet: Explaining business taxes
  • Task 1: Tax types
  • Task 2: Import and excise duties – a case study of tobacco
Activity 5 – The goods and services tax
  • Fact sheet: The goods and services tax
  • Task 1: Calculating GST
  • Task 2: Is GST a fair tax?
Activity 6 – How is business tax collected?
  • Fact sheet: How is business tax collected?
  • Task 1: Preparing and lodging a business activity statement (BAS)
  • Task 2: Keeping business records
Challenge Quiz: Business tax
Quick Tax Test: Business tax
Print resource: Year 11-12 activities   NEW
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 5, Task 3 - Breaking even and GST

Super 
Title
Online resource
Activity 1 - What is superannuation? 
  • Theory: What is superannuation?
  • Task D1.1 Super is SO tweet
  • Task D1.2 SuperAware
Activity 2 - Where does super money come from? 
  • Theory: Where does super money come from?
  • Task D2.1 Should my employer pay super guarantee contributions?
Activity 3 - What do I need to do about super? 
  • Theory: What do I need to do about super?
  • Task D3.1 Case studies: the government co-contribution
  • Task D3.2 Early access and super
Activity 4 - How do I choose a super fund? 
  • Theory: How do I choose a super fund?
  • Task D4.1 Making a difference to my super
  • Task D4.2 What should I do with super?
Activity 5 - Super, the ATO and you 
  • Theory: Super, the ATO and you
  • Task D5.1 Concept map
  • Task D5.2 Watch Your Super Grow
Interactive – Watch your super grow? 
Quick tax test: Super
Teacher notes: Super 
Print resource
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 1 – What is superannuation?
  • Fact sheet: What is superannuation?
  • Task 1: Super is so why
  • Task 2: Super is so what
  • Task 3: Super is so tweet
Activity 2 – Where does super money come from?
  • Fact sheet: Where does super money come from?
  • Task 1: My employer, me and super contributions
Activity 3 – What do I need to do about super?
  • Fact sheet: What do I need to do about super?
  • Task 1: The government co-contribution
  • Task 2: Consolidating your funds
  • Task 3: Early access and super
Activity 4 – How do I choose a super fund?
  • Fact sheet: How do I choose a super fund?
  • Task 1: Making a difference to my super
  • Task 2: Deciding on a super investment strategy
Activity 5 – Super, the ATO and you
  • Fact sheet: Super, the ATO and you
  • Task 1: Who is responsible for super?
  • Task 2: Early access and ATO scam advice
Interactive – Watch your super grow?
  • Fact sheet: Watch your super grow
  • Task 1: Watch your super grow
Quick Tax Test: Super
Print resource: Year 11-12 activities   NEW
  Print resource PDF files available on the downloads page.
Activity 3, Task 3 - Superannuation and life expectancy: Outliving your money
Activity 4, Task 3 - Superannuation and inflation: A dollar today or in 45 years?



  • Fact 28

    'I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization'. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

     

     

Allowable deduction

An expense incurred in the course of earning income that can be used to reduce assessable income. Allowable deductions are sometimes simply referred to as deductions.

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