LL4CJ Half Unit
Comparative Corporate Taxation
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Ian Roxan NAB 7.25
Dr M Blackwell and others.
This course is available on the MSc in Law and Accounting, Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course will be relevant to the following LLM specialisms: Corporate and/or Commercial Law; International Business Law; Taxation.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
Students should be familiar with the UK tax system, or have working knowledge of another system of business taxation, and otherwise will be expected to be taking LL4Z1 Business Taxation.
The course examines the principles governing the taxation of corporate and other business transactions. The course will take a comparative approach in examining the business tax systems of the United Kingdom and other countries. The main tax system studied will be that of the United Kingdom (primarily corporation tax together with income tax and capital gains tax), but the tax system of the United States will also be examined and typically that of Germany or another country as well. This course will introduce the national tax systems being studied and provide an in-depth look at a key advanced topic central to corporate taxation, such as the treatment of shares, the treatment of groups of companies, or the taxation of corporate finance.
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
10 weekly two-hour seminars in the Michaelmas Term, including seminars led by national tax experts.
Students are expected to submit one 2,000-word formative essay during the course.
Ault et al, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis (Kluwer, 3rd ed. Rev, 2010); Harris, Corporate Tax Law: Structure, Policy and Practice, (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013; Tiley & Collison, U.K. Tax Guide (current edition); Tiley and Loutzenhiser, Revenue Law (Hart, 7th ed., 2012); Tiley and Loutzenhiser, Advanced Topics in Revenue Law (Hart, 2013); Bittker and Eustice, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders; Abrams & Doernberg, Essentials of US Taxation; Tolley's Yellow Tax Handbook, or CCH The Red Book (current edition).
Detailed reading lists will be provided during the course via Moodle.
Recommended preliminary reading:
Hugh Ault et al, Comparative Income Taxation (Kluwer Law International 3rd ed. 2010).
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Candidates will be permitted to take into the examination room unannotated copies of approved statutory materials.
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit