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2019 National tax clinic project: The University of Tasmania tax clinic

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McLaren, J 2020 , '2019 National tax clinic project: The University of Tasmania tax clinic' , Journal of Australian Taxation, vol. 22, no. 2 , pp. 96-115 .

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Abstract

This article provides an assessment of the challenges involved in establishing a tax clinic inTasmania and the achievements over the past twelve months from its inception in March 2019.The article also presents an evaluation of the objectives for the future of the tax clinic. The tenuniversity tax clinics are designed to build practical experience for students who are the futureof the tax profession. The clinic’s offer student volunteers and/or interns the opportunity towork with unrepresented taxpayers under the direct supervision of qualified tax professionals.The experience will also help students forge their own path and potentially focus on an area oftax that they are interested in, thanks to the exposure and experience gained through the clinic.This article will examine, in depth, the creation of a tax clinic at the University of Tasmania(‘UTAS’) followed by an analysis of the performance of the tax clinic in meeting the objectivesof the Australian Government. The final part of the article will discuss the future of the taxclinic and its associated challenges.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:McLaren, J
Keywords: tax Clinic, taxation law, work experience, work integrated learning
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Australian Taxation
Publisher: Journal of Australian Taxation Pty Ltd
ISSN: 1440-0405
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