Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HI6028
Unit Name: Taxation Theory, Practice and Law Assignment: Tutorial Questions 1
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian income tax system, the concepts of income and|
deductions, CGT, FBT, GST general anti-avoidance provisions and income tax administration;
|2. Identify and critically analyse taxation issues;|
|3. Interpret the relevant taxation legislations and case law;|
|4. Apply taxation principles to real life problems.|
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are:
With reference to relevant legislation, case law and secondary sources, briefly explain different functions of taxation. (10 marks)
Amandeep born in India and migrated to Australia. He lives in Australia permanently. He still holds Indian passport. Amandeep works with the New Zealand Princess Cruises tours and most of the income year is in New Zealand. He signed an employment contract for this position in the company’s Australian office in Sydney. Amandeep has two kids that are living with his wife Sandeep in Sydney. Three years ago, Amandeep purchased a unit apartment in Sydney. Amandeep and his wife holding dividend yielding shares in an Indian public company called Hindustan Unilever. Amandeep and Sandeep have an Australian bank account as well. Amandeep’s employer pays his salary to this bank account every fortnight.
Biannually Amandeep receives a holiday package from his employer, New Zealand Princess Cruises tours and he is using this package with his family traveling in Australia interstates or moves to India to visit his in laws.
With reference to the relevant laws, discuss whether Amandeep is an Australian resident for tax purposes and also critically discuss whether Amandeep needs to pay income tax on his salary and investment income explained above. (10 marks)
Gary owns a commercial building and leased his premises to John to conduct a bakery business. Under the lease contract, John is obliged to repair any modified or damaged parts of the building after the lease term. However, John fails to repair Gary’s building, which was damaged due to machinery and fixtures’ instalments. John agreed to pay Gary $3,100 to cover the repair expenses.
With reference to relevant legislation and case law discuss the tax treatment of this payment for Gary. (10 marks)
John owns a convenience shop called City Conv. The following events occurred for John during 2019- 2020 financial year.
With reference to relevant legislation and case law advise John on the assessability and/or deductibility of above events. (10 marks)
Question 2 – TBA (10 marks)
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