BEAM058J Comparative Taxation
Summative Assessment 2 – Individual Report (90%)
In this assessment you are required to write a report to the Minister of Finance giving
him the information requested in respect of the future taxation system of Paradisio, a
fictitious country. Details of the scenario are provided on page 4.
The report has a maximum word count of 4,000 words in length and is due for
submission by 26 April 2021.
Guidance and resources:
This assignment provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate independent
research techniques by searching for, identifying, and then appropriately using
relevant literature. There is an expectation that students’ research will draw on
academic literature, as well as literature from other reliable sources.
The Business School provides very helpful guidance on various academic skills (e.g.
writing, referencing, using the library for research, etc.) and this can be accessed here:
1. UEBS Academic Development Resources
E.g. report writing (see under ‘Writing guides’)
Your report will need to be word-processed to the following specification:
• Font: Arial, 12 points
• Line Spacing: 1.5 lines
• Margin: Normal (2.54cm on all sides)
• Title page: Module name & title, assignment title (e.g. Report to the Minister
of Finance…), candidate number, word count (excluding
reference list/bibliography, appendices, exhibits, diagrams, etc.).
Note: Do not put your name on the report as it is to be marked anonymously.
Please ensure that your report is properly referenced and plagiarism should be
avoided at all cost. It is your duty to ensure that the similarity rate reported by Turnitin
is at an acceptable level. Please refer to “Business School Guide to Citing,
Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (APA 7th)” (See guidance link 1. UEBS
Academic Development Resources above and under ‘Referencing’) for guidance on
The submission arrangements will be communicated to you by the Education Support
Team at a later date. It will be an electronic submission (specifics to follow) and only
pdf files will be accepted. Failure to submit the report by the deadline will result in
penalties being set against your mark.
Your submissions will be marked and graded in accordance with a set of assessment
criteria. These are shown in the table on page 3:
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