Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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First Semester
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Course description

the course intends to provide students with the basic knowledge of Italian tax system, indispensable for those wishing to start the profession of labor consultant or certified public accountant


reasoning ability


General notions: taxes; the legal sources; interpretation and integration.
The principles: constitutional principles; supranational principles.
Structure and application of taxes: the tax obligation; taxable persons; administrative activity; tax assessment; tax evasion and tax avoidance; tax collection; tax refunds.
Sanctions: administrative sanctions and criminal penalties.
Judicial protection: the tax process
Outline of the main tax structure of Italian tax system: Income tax, Corporate tax and Value Added Tax

The role of tax law in the legal system
Taxes, duties and contributions
Constitutional principles and sources in tax matters
The effectiveness of tax law in time and space and its interpretation
The tax obligation: active and passive subjects, tax bases and rates
Tax collectors
The controls of the financial administration
Methods of tax assessment
Abuse of rights
Tax collection and tax refund
Self-regulation of administrative authorities and tax rulings
Administrative and criminal penalties in tax matters
The judicial protection of taxpayers and the features of the tax process

Teaching Methods

frontal lessons. The professor will assess the students' ability to apply their knowledge and to develop independent judgment and communication skills. In particular, the independence of judgment will be developed through the critical analysis of scientific articles and case studies; communication skills will be promoted through group discussions


F. TESAURO, Istituzioni di diritto tributario, 1 – Parte generale, 2017, Torino, ed. UTET

Learning assessment

an oral examination, which will be aimed at verifying if the students have acquired the knowledge of the basics as well as the ability to integrate and manage the complexity of the subject of study both from a legal analysis profile both under technical one.

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Knowledge and ability to understand: the student must demonstrate knowledge of the constitutional principles that govern the construction of our tax system, the active and passive subjects of the tax obligation, the methods of assessment and collection of taxes and the principles of tax litigation

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate that he has developed the ability to frame the various institutions and to bring them back to the system

Making judgments: the student must demonstrate that he has developed an autonomous critical ability to evaluate the problems and solutions adopted by the tax system

Communication skills: the student must be able to respond clearly and systematically to the oral test questions in order to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental institutions of tax law

Learning skills: the student must demonstrate that he has developed a learning ability that allows him to be able to deal with tax issues, also in terms of the profession