Taxation at AUT University: department overview

The study of taxation law and policy is available at postgraduate level for students and researchers who have a grounding in commercial law and want to pursue a career in tax consulting.
Key areas include:
  • The concept of income, allowable deductions and capital gains taxation
  • Goods and services taxation (value-added tax)
  • Tax administration
  • Tax avoidance - concepts and practice

Head of taxation

Chris Ohms

Dr Chris Ohms

Professor of Law and Taxation 
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext. 5709

Taxation research interests and associations

Current research:
  • Analysis and reform: A review of section HK11 of the Income Tax Act 2004 and its effectiveness
  • Application of choice doctrine: the lessons learned from Trinity
  • Flaws in the New Zealand tax disputes process
  • The review of the Glaxo decision and topical issues in transfer pricing

Taxation degrees and qualifications


Taxation is offered as a specialisation in the postgraduate degrees below.

News, events and conferences

Contact the taxation department

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5475

New students and general enquiries

Student Hub provides information on all programmes at AUT, course counselling, campus tours, study planning and enrolment assistance.

Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)
Submit an online enquiry

Returning student enquiries

Student Hub provides information on applications and admission, fees and invoices, student loans, academic records, general enrolment, graduation, accommodation, activities and events and student services.

Phone: +64 9 921 9779

Last updated: 16-Dec-2014 11.53am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.