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MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment

Trimester 2, 201
INSTRUCTIONS
Please note t!at t!e following will not form part of t!e wor" co#nt$
 %eferences, incl#"ing stat#te an" cases&
 'iagrams&
 Ta(les&
 Calc#lations)
*o# m#st complete all parts of t!e assignment - t!ree +3, -#estions) Please complete t!e
.ario#s parts of t!e assignment separately ie start eac! new -#estion a new page) *o#
s!o#l" allocate t!e appropriate amo#nt of wor"s to t!e .ario#s -#estions in accor"ance
wit! t!e recommen"ations in t!e (ox pro.i"e" at t!e commencement of eac! new
-#estion) T!ere is a strict wor" limit of 3,000 wor"s for t!is assignment)
/or t!e t!ree +3, -#estions in t!e assignment 0o# will (e re-#ire" to go (e0on" t!e st#"0
materials for t!is #nit an" 0o# will (e expecte" to con"#ct 0o#r own researc! of cases
an" ot!er aca"emic material #pon w!ic! 0o# s!o#l" (ase 0o#r answer)
*o# are enco#rage" to #se !ea"ings for p#rposes of clarit0 an" presentation of 0o#r
assignment) It is !owe.er, essential t!at 0o#r assignment is written in f#ll sentences an"
not 1"ot2(#llet point3 format) If 0o# #se an0 e-#ations in sol.ing t!e pro(lem -#estion
please ma4e s#re t!at 0o# cite t!e correct sections of t!e rele.ant legislation an" t!at
0o# o#tline 0o#r entire wor4ing)
*o# m#st (egin eac! -#estion separatel0) It is !owe.er essential t!at 0o# place 0o#r
name an" st#"ent n#m(er an" t!e -#estion n#m(er on eac! -#estion w!ic! 0o#
complete)
%egar"ing referencing, 0o# will fin" t!e A#stralian 5#i"e to Legal Citation +A5LC, st0le
of referencing in t!e following we( site$
!ttp$22www)law)#nimel()e"#)a#2files2"mfile2/inal6nlineP'/-2012%eprint)p"f
Please note t!at t!is A5LC st0le is inten"e" for Law st#"ents an" alt!o#g! it is preferre"
t!at 0o# follow it, mar4s will not (e "e"#cte" for not citing cases etc exactl0 as
"escri(e") In ot!er wor"s, w!ilst 0o# m#st reference, 0o# can c!oose to #se ot!er
referencing st0les +ie not necessaril0 t!e A5LC st0le, if 0o# wis!)
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MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment
Trimester 2, 201
SUBMISSION: *o# m#st s#(mit (ot! an electronic .ersion of 0o#r assignment in
a""ition to s#(mitting a !ar" cop0 of 0o#r assignment) T!e electronic cop0 of 0o#r
assignment an" t!e !ar" cop0 of 0o#r assignment m#st (e i"entical) If t!ere are an0
"ifferences (etween 0o#r electronic assignment an" 0o#r !ar" cop0 assignment 0o#r
electronic assignment will (e mar4e")
7xtensions to t!e "#e "ate are not grante" lig!tl0, as t!is will "isr#pt t!e mar4ing
process, an" is #nfair to most st#"ents w!o !a.e complie" wit! t!e s#(mission
"ea"line) In ot!er wor"s, extensions are seldom gi.en 8 t!e0 are onl0 grante" in t!e
most exceptional #nforeseea(le circ#mstances) If 0o# are experiencing serio#s an"
exceptional circ#mstances t!at are (e0on" 0o#r control at least t!ree wor4ing "a0s prior
to t!e "#e "ate to negotiate an extension) 9!en consi"ering t!e granting of extensions
t!e fact t!at st#"ents !a.e !a" se.eral wee4s to complete t!e assignments prior to t!e
"#e "ate will (e ta4en into acco#nt)
Late Submissions: If 0o# s#(mit an assignment late +wit! no extension grante"2none
applie" for,, 10: of 0o#r mar4 will (e "e"#cte" per calen"ar "a0 from t!e "#e "ate +eg
for a 0 mar4 assignment, eac! "a0 an assignment is late will res#lt in a penalt0 of
mar4s (eing "e"#cte",)

6nce assignments !a.e (een mar4e" an" fee"(ac4 pro.i"e", no f#rt!er assignment
can (e accepte")
T!e assignments m#st (e complete" individually an" in t!e following st0le an" format$
Assignment Style:
/ont$ Times New Roman or Arial&
/ont si;e$ or ! "oint&
Line spacing$ #$ line s"a%ing or &ouble s"a%ing&
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Please note in the interests of equity to all students, academic staff will not be
able to provide any assistance with the questions in this case study.
&U* &AT*:
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MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment
Trimester 2, 201
T+IS ,U*STION IS (ORT+ $- O. /OUR O0*RALL MAR1
.OR T+IS UNIT# ALLOCAT* A22RO3IMAT*L/ $44 (OR&S
5MA3IMUM6 IN ANS(*RIN7 IT
6n 1 <#l0 2010, =#;ette sol" t!e farm s!e !a" p#rc!ase" 2> 0ears earlier an" mo.e"
to t!e nort! coast of ?ew =o#t! 9ales w!ere s!e rente" a !o#se, inten"ing to retire)
=!e also p#rc!ase" a !ectare of lan" on t!e waterfront) =!e soon (ecame (ore" wit!
not!ing m#c! to "o in retirement) In or"er to more f#ll0 pro.i"e f#n"s for !er retirement
an" (0 wa0 of in.estment, =#;ette !a" m#c! cons#ltation wit!, an" s#(se-#entl0
commissione" a (#il"er in 6cto(er 2012 to "esign an" (#il" eig!t town!o#ses on t!e
lan" s!e owne" on t!e waterfront) =#;ette also cons#lte" !er acco#ntant at t!is time
an" as4e" !im to pro.i"e "etails of t!e expecte" rental ret#rn from t!e lease of se.en
of t!e #nits, as s!e inten"e" to li.e in one of t!em)
T!e #nits were complete" in Ma0 2013) =#;ette was s#ccessf#l in leasing fi.e of
t!e #nits on a s!ort-term (asis) In 6cto(er 2013 s!e s#ccessf#ll0 applie" to !a.e eac!
of t!e #nits c!ange" to 1strata titles3 an" (0 t!e en" of 'ecem(er 2013, fo#r of t!e #nits
!a" (een sol") 9it! t!e procee"s =#;ette p#rc!ase" an a"@oining (loc4 of lan", wit!
t!e intention of (#il"ing more #nits)
Required:
A".ise =#;ette of t!e income tax implications of t!e a(o.e transactions 5ignore any
Ca"ital 7ains Ta8 im"li%ations6)
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MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment
Trimester 2, 201
T+IS ,U*STION IS (ORT+ $- O. /OUR O0*RALL MAR1
.OR T+IS UNIT SO /OU S+OUL& ALLOCAT*
A22RO3IMAT*L/ 9444 (OR&S 5MA3IMUM6 IN
ANS(*RIN7 IT

MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment
Trimester 2, 201
T!ang p#rc!ase" an in.estment propert0 in Pert! "#ring /e(r#ar0 200A for B200,000)
Ce pai" stamp "#t0 of B10,000 at t!at time) Ce !a" no tro#(le fin"ing tenants for t!e
propert0) In A#g#st 2013 T!ang re-#ire" a new tenant for t!e propert0) Deca#se of
strong "eman" for rental !o#sing, T!ang was a(le to get a new tenant to pa0 !im a
l#mp s#m 1#p front3 amo#nt of B2,000 +in a""ition to t!e ann#al rental, for entering into a
12 mont! lease) Cowe.er, in <an#ar0 201 t!e tenant wante" to (e release" earl0 from
t!is lease) T!e tenant an" T!ang agree" t!at t!e lease wo#l" (e terminate" earl0 in
exc!ange for t!e tenant gi.ing T!ang B3,000) 6n Ma0 3, 201 T!ang entere" into a
contract to sell t!is propert0 for B700,000& t!is sale was settle" in <#ne 201)
T!ang also en@o0e" (eing a (#sinessman) As a res#lt, "#ring =eptem(er 200A, T!ang
p#rc!ase" 100: of t!e s!ares in a compan0 calle" Cong Pt0 Lt" for B2 million) Cong
Pt0 Lt" owne" an" operates a pillow-man#fact#ring factor0)
In /e(r#ar0 201 T!ang sol" !is s!ares in Cong Pt0 Lt" for B million) At t!is time Cong
Pt0 Lt"3s assets were as follows$
• Pillow man#fact#ring plant an" factor0 B2,>00,000
• 5oo"will B1,>00,000
Ann#al t#rno.er for t!e compan0 !as (een consistentl0 aro#n" B2)>m per 0ear for a
n#m(er of 0ears)
In <#ne 201, T!ang +w!o was age" >3 at t!e time, p#rc!ase" <#lian Pt0 Lt", for
B3>0,000) T!e assets of <#lian Pt0 Lt" were as follows$
• a De" an" Drea4fast accommo"ation B2E0,000
• a 10 : s!are in In.estment propert0 BA0,000
At t!e time of t!e sale of Cong Pt0 Lt", T!ang an" !is spo#se !el" t!e following assets
+ot!er t!an t!e s!ares in Cong Pt0 Lt",$
T:ang
Car +#se" >0: for !is (#siness, B>0,000
Propert0 in Mel(o#rne +T!ang li.es in t!is propert0, BF>0,000
In.estment Propert0 in Pert! B700,000
=#perann#ation B1,>0,000
T:ang;s s"ouse
In.estment Propert0 in =0"ne0 BA00,000
Required:
.or all transa%tions in t:is <uestion dis%uss only t:e Ca"ital 7ains Ta8
im"li%ations#
Re)er to all o) t:e relevant se%tions o) legislation9 %ases and any ot:er s%:olarly
material w:en "roviding advi%e to T:ang# Advise T:ang on:
• Any Ca"ital 7ains Ta8 liabilities )or :im in relation to :is a%tivities=
• S"e%i)i%ally9 ma>e sure t:at your dis%ussion in%ludes advi%e on w:et:er
T:ang %an ta>e advantage o) t:e small business %on%essions to redu%e t:e
amount o) ta8 "ayable on t:e sale o) +ong 2ty Ltd#
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MLC 703 - Principles of Income Tax Law Assignment
Trimester 2, 201
2OLIC/ BAS*& *SSA/ ,U*STION: T+IS IS (ORT+ !4- O.
/OUR O0*RALL MAR1 .OR T+* UNIT SO /OU S+OUL&
ALLOCAT* A22RO3IMAT*L/ 9$44 (OR&S 5MA3IMUM6 IN
ANS(*RIN7 IT
T!e A#stralian go.ernment recentl0 enacte" laws in its 201 D#"get to reform t!e
/amil0 Pa0ment s0stem t!at is c#rrentl0 in place) %eforms !a.e also (een applie" to
eligi(le income s#pport recipients in relation to t!e 7"#cation 7ntr0 Pa0ment)
Required:
'isc#ss both of t!e following$
i6 *8"lain w:at t:e law was regarding t:e .amily 2ayment system and *du%ation
*ntry 2ayment prior to t:e %:anges "ut )orward9 and t:e nature o) t:e
abovementioned %:anges# /our e8"lanation s:ould indi%ate when t:ese new
measures will begin and %ease 5i) a""li%able6#
ii6 .rom a "oli%y "ers"e%tive9 %onsider w:et:er it is desirable to im"lement t:ese
%:anges# 2lease %onsider t:is in t:e %onte8t o) )airness9 e))i%ien%y9 e<uality9
"rote%tion o) government revenue and any ot:er relevant %onsiderations#
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