University students and tax literacy: opportunities and lessons for tax teaching

Chardon, Toni and Lee, Chrisann and de Zwaan, Laura and Liu, Yulin (2016) University students and tax literacy: opportunities and lessons for tax teaching. Journal of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association, 11 (1). pp. 85-102.

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Abstract

Financial literacy is important due to the growing complexity of financial products,increases in life expectancy and reliance on self‐funded retirement support.Previous research has identified that aspects of tax and superannuation form part of overall financial literacy, and that there are gaps in the understanding of some of these concepts which could lead to poor financial decisions. This paper reports on a recent survey of Australian university students and their perceptions of the importance of financial literacy, the extent to which they had been taught financial literacy at school, and their level of understanding of some basic tax and
superannuation concepts. The results of the survey highlight the importance of taxation as a component of financial literacy, opportunities for cross‐disciplinary
tax teaching and insights for tax teaching and advisor training more broadly.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Article originally presented at the 28th Australasian Tax Teachers Association Conference: Tax and Time Travel - Looking Backwards and Looking Forwards, Sydney, 20-22 Jan 2016.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 23:39
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 04:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial literacy, financial capability, tax literacy, legal education, tax education
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180125 Taxation Law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30183

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