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Your client Jacob comes to see you in December 2016 asking to prepare his income tax return for the year ended 30 June 2016. He is also seeking your taxation advice in relation to some other issues. He provides the following information;

Jacob wants to sell his current home and purchase a new home to live in. He purchased the house on 31 October 1987 for a cost of $190,000 and also incurred legal costs of $1,900 and stamp duty of $4,850 in relation to the purchase. Jacob has lived in the house as his main residence since then, except for a period from 31 December 2006 to 31 December 2014. The market value of the house at 31 December 2006 was $290,000.

In order to sell this house, Jacob needs to undertake some repair work as follows;

Repainting the whole house
Building a fence to make the front of the house more presentable Repairing the front porch that has begun to fall down

$6,200 $3,600 $2,400

He has found a perfect house to buy, so may have to buy it before he sells his first house, meaning there may be a period of time where he owns two houses. He could sell his first house for $480,000.

During the year Jacob saved a boy from a shark attack while he was patrolling his local beach in his capacity as a volunteer lifesaver. The boy?s parents gave Jacob an Apple watch worth $650. He was also given a medal for bravery for saving this boy.

In addition to the above transactions, Jacob had the following income and expenses for the year ended 30 June 2016;

Income

Salary (occupation ? teacher)
Franked dividends from Telstra shares
Holiday received for opening a new savings account with his bank Family Tax Benefit for his 10yr old son (Jacob is a sole parent)

Expenditure

Purchase of work clothing and shoes
Use of private car for school activities ? See additional information below Costs of studying a masters of teaching in order to obtain a promotion

This total includes $1,850 for a laptop purchased 1/2/16 Superannuation contributions for himself

Tax Agent fees
PAYG withholding from his salary

$

72,000 2,850 3,200 1,300

450 3,650

3,000 750

15,900


Additional Information;

Jacob used his CX-9 (purchased in June 2013 for $42,000) for school activities. During the year he travelled 25,000 km, of which 5,600 were for school purposes. Running expenses include;

Registration and insurance $1,700 Fuel $2,080 Speeding fine $450 Repairs and services $750

REQUIRED:
Prepare a Letter of Advice to Jacob that outlines/discusses/explains the following:

  1. Thetaximplicationsofthesaleofhisfirsthouseandpurchaseofnewhouse,includingany exemptions available and noting any additional information you may require from Jacob. Calculate the assessable gain, if any. (10 marks)
  2. Thetaximplicationsoftheexpenditureonhishouse.(5marks)
  3. Thetaximplicationsofreceivingtheapplewatchandbraverymedal.(4marks)
  4. Theassessabilityanddeductibilityofalltheotheritemslistedintheinformationasyou calculate Jacob?s taxable income for the year ended 30 June 2016. (10 marks)
  5. Thetaxpayable/(refundable)forJacobfortheyearended30June2016,includingall additional levies and tax offsets. (7 marks)


 


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