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Advise jack and jill of their income tax consequences
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Question 1:

Jack and Jill jointly own and run a bed and breakfast business. The business is run through their partnership, J & J Bed and Breakfast. Jack and Jill also own an investment property together which they purchased in equal proportions. During the year, they undertook the following transactions:

Purchased furniture for their bed and breakfast business for $3,000 on 21 December 2014. The furniture is expected to last for seven years.

Purchased a printer for their bed and breakfast business for $700 on 30 April 2015. The machine is expected to last for three years.

Purchased an air-conditioner for their investment property for $2,000 on 15 March 2015. The air-conditioner is expected to last for eight years. Jack and Jill contributed to the purchase price of the air-conditioner equally.

Advise Jack and Jill of their income tax consequences arising out of the above information under both the diminishing value method and the prime cost method (if relevant) for the year ended 30 June 2015. Assume that the business does not qualify as a small business entity.

Question 2:

Alan is an employee at ABC Pty Ltd (ABC). He has negotiated the following remuneration package with ABC:

salary of $300,000;

Payment of Alan's mobile phone bill ($220 per month, including GST).

Alan is under a two-year contract whereby he is required to pay a fixed sum each month for unlimited usage of his phone. Alan uses the phone for work-related purposes only;

Payment of Alan's children's school fees ($20,000 per year). The school fees are GST free.

ABC also provided Alan with the latest mobile phone handset, which cost $2,000 (including GST).

At the end of the year ABC hosted a dinner at a local Thai restaurant for all 20 employees and their partners. The total cost of the dinner was $6,600 including GST.

(a) Advise ABC of its FBT consequences arising out of the above information, including calculation of any FBT liability, for the year ending 31 March 2015. Assume that ABC would be entitled to input tax credits in relation to any GST- inclusive acquisitions.

(b) How would your answer to (a) differ if ABC only had 5 employees?

(c) How would your answer to (a) differ if clients of ABC also attended the end-

of-year dinner?

Requirements:

Question 1 relates to deprecation. You have to apply diminishing bal method and prime cost method and calculate tax

Question 2 relates to fringe benefits.

The treatment of mobile bill is given in the book.

School fees is a fringe benefit. For dinner at local thai rest there are two ways given in the book 50/50 or log book method you have to explain both.

Note : first give all the relevant laws from the book and sources and in the end show calculations.
Assignment should contain
1- table of content
2- executive summary
3- footnotes
4- heading with IRAC method
5- atleast 10 references

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Executive Summary:

The partnership J&J Bed and Breakfast is a partnership. The entity has purchased furniture and printer for their own purpose while the partners have purchase an air conditioner for their investment property. The report provides the depreciation impact under the prime cost method and the diminishing value method on these transactions.

The company is providing several of the benefits to their employee Alan, which include salary, mobile phone, and its bill and school fee of their children. Also the company provided a dinner to the employees. The report highlights the FBT consequences of these transactions along with Input Tax Credit.




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