QUESTION 1 (10 MARKS)
Jasmine is an Australian resident. She is 65 years old and born in the UK, is now selling her
Australian assets as she is retiring from her business as a cleaner and going back to the
UK. Jasmine is selling the following assets:
A. Jasmine’s home was purchased in 1981 for $40,000 and now worth $650,000. This
home was Jasmine’s main residence since she purchased the house.
B. Jasmine purchased a car in 2011 for $31,000 and is now worth around $10,000.
C. Jasmine commenced her ‘small cleaning business’ herself and now found a buyer to
take over the cleaning business for $125,000. The sale price includes $65,000 for all
of the business equipment, which cost $75,000, and $60,000 for goodwill.
D. Jasmine is also selling her furniture for $5,000. No single item offered for sale cost
more than $2,000.
E. Jasmine has several paintings and is now selling them all for $35,000. All of her
paintings were purchased in second hand shops or markets and no single painting
cost more than $500. The one exception was a painting she purchased direct from
an artist for $1,000. This painting is being sold for $5,000.
Advise Jasmine of the CGT consequences of the above sales. Include relevant legislative
references to support your answer.
QUESTION 2 (10 MARKS)
John owns a motor vehicle parts and accessories manufacturing company. The business
produces certified BMW parts. John purchased an industrial computer numerical control
(CNC) machine imported from Germany on 1 November 2014 for $300,000. John visited
the CNC factory to inspect the CNC machines and place his order. The only reason for his
visit to Germany was to purchase the CNC machine. The trip to Germany cost John
$12,000. The CNC machine needed to be installed by specialists and bolted to his factory
floor. The installation of the CNC machine was completed on 15 January at a cost of
$25,000. Once the CNC machine was installed and John started using the CNC machine
he discovered that the CNC machine required an additional guiding rod to make it more
effective. This guiding rod was installed on 1 February at a cost of $5,000. Calculate the
cost of the CNC machine for the purpose of calculating the capital allowance. What is the
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start time for calculating the decline in value of the asset? Include relevant legislative
references to support your answer.
Assignment Structure should be as the following (students’ responses involves
calculations, and students must refer to the relevant legislation and cases whenever
required according to the questions).
For question 1, address the following elements:
A. The capital gain in relation to the family home
B. Capital gain or loss made from the car
C. The capital gain in relation to the sale of the business
D. The capital gain in relation to selling the furniture
E. The capital gain in relation to selling the paintings
For question 2, address the following parts:
Issue: Identify and discuss the problem.
Law and Application: Discussion of the first element of the cost of the CNC machine. Set out
the legal principles that will be used to address the problem. Source legal principles from
cases and legislation.
Law and Application: Discussion of the second element of the asset’s cost, i.e. the start time
for calculating the decline in the value of the CNC machine. Set out the legal principles that
will be used to address the problem. Source legal principles from cases and legislation.
Law and Application: Concluding discussions regarding the exact start time of holding the
CNC machine for depreciation purposes, and the total cost of the machine. Set out the legal
principles that will be used to address the problem. Source legal principles from cases and
Conclusion: Stand back and play ‘the judge.’ Choose the argument and conclusions you think
is the strongest and articulate what you believe to be the appropriate answer.