Mr and Mrs Adams and Mr Adam's mother, Louise, bought an investment property equally as joint owners in 1979 for $30000. Mr Adams died in 2005. Louise died in 2006. The property was eventually sold in 2008 at which time the property was solely owned by Mrs Adams and there are no buildings separate from the property. How should the cost base of the property be calculated? Note: The property was not valued by a registered buyer but by a real estate agent who is no longer in business.
An accounting business is conducted through a partnership where the partners are family trusts. An employee of the business uses his personal credit cards to pay substantial amount of partnership expenses. The credit cards accumulate frequent flyer points which are used by the employee and his family to pay for personal travel. The partnership claims the credit card commission as a business expense. Is Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) payable? Also, does the partnership claiming a tax deduction for the credit card commission affect the FBT treatment of the frequent flyer points?