Foundations of Tax 2021-23 – Session 1: Assessable income

Assessable income
The concept of assessable income forms a critical part in determining a taxpayer’s liability to income tax. In this practical session, gain an understanding of what constitutes assessable income for Australian tax purposes and how it applies to your clients and business.

This session was recorded on the 22nd July 2021
Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the legislative framework for assessable income 
  • Identify common law principles that are the hallmarks of assessable income 
  • Work out the way that net tax payable is calculated for a variety of taxpayers 
  • Correctly characterise and report different types of receipts.
This session forms part of the Foundations of Tax Series.

These concise sessions have been specifically designed for our online education platform, to ensure that you get an in-depth understanding of the fundamental tax topics in minimal time.

Tristan Webb
Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, Chartered Accountants ANZ
Tristan has more than 25 years’ tax experience in organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office, PwC, CCH and HLB Mann Judd. He was the national tax director at Crowe Horwath immediately before joining Chartered Accountants ANZ. His role required a good working knowledge of tax and risk issues for mid-tier accounting firms operating in the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector. Tristan’s expertise is in company and trust taxation for SMEs and high net worth clients.


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Business Tax, Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, Income Tax, International Tax, State/Territory Taxes, Tax Administration

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: Upto 1.5 hours