ACCT634-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Contemporary Issues in Taxation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


The objectives of this course are to critically explore current issues in taxation; to consider some of the primary theoretical frameworks used in tax research; and to investigate global approaches to important tax issues.

The objectives of ACCT634 include critically exploring current issues in taxation and considering some of the primary theoretical frameworks used in tax research.

The course adopts an inter-disciplinary focus to explore contemporary tax issues.  In addition, the course also has a focus on international comparative research, to investigate global approaches to important tax issues.

In-depth knowledge of New Zealand taxation is not a prerequisite for the course; hence ACCT254, or ACCT358 and ACCT359 are not pre-requisites.  However, completion of ACCT254 or ACCT358 and ACCT359 would be a considerable advantage, especially in the application of the material in the course to the New Zealand tax system.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department



Timetable Note

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of current issues in taxation.
• Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills.
• Actively lead and participate in discussion of current issues in taxation.

Course Coordinator

Andrew Maples


Alistair Hodson and Adrian Sawyer


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly Reading Reflection 20%
Written summary and reflection 10%
Presentation during weekly seminars 10%
Individual Presentation 20%
Essay 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,009.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 3 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems .

All ACCT634 Occurrences

  • ACCT634-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022 - Not Offered
  • ACCT634-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022