May I please request help for the capital gains tax question below.
My friend, Kay entered into a contract where she purchased a premises that had a mattress manufacturing factory located on it. This premises cost her $700,000.
She also at the time purchased the goodwill for this business in the amount of $200,000. She ran this business, called Comfy Mattresses, as a sole trader.
Comfy Mattresses sold the mattresses they manufactured to a major department store, Bunn Ltd. For the first few years this was undertaken without a long-term contract. However, on 1 July 2019, Comfy Mattresses and Bunn entered into a 10 year contract for Bunn to purchase mattresses from Comfy at set prices.
This year, she got tired of running the business, as it ended up requiring much more of her efforts than she originally intended. Bunn Ltd at the time expressed interest in buying the business (Comfy) off Kay, as this would allow them to continue to sell Comfy’s mattresses, and would also allow them to obtain the mattresses at a lower cost. For the time Kay owned the business, revenue was consistently around $4 million a year.
Subsequently, Kay and Bunn Ltd entered into a contract on 1 March 2021 for the following:
Bunn would purchase from Kay the premises with the factory on it for $1.2 million
Bunn would purchase from Kay the goodwill attached to the business for $100,000.
The remainder of the 10 year contract was to be cancelled, and compensation of $250,000 given to Kay for the cancellation.
Bunn would pay Kay $150,000 to not enter into the mattress selling business for 3 years.
At the time Kay entered into the 1 May 2021 agreement, Kay owned the following assets:
A house in Camberwell, worth $3 million (with no mortgage)
An investment property, equally co-owned with her brother, worth $800,000
(it had a $500,000 mortgage on it).
A superannuation account with a balance of $600,000
BHP shares, worth $400,000
A 35 per cent interest in a company, S Pty Ltd, that owned a shoe store. The total value of S Pty Ltd was $180,000.
• A 80 per cent interest in a company, Y Pty Ltd, that owned a rural investment property. The total value of Y Pty Ltd was $150,000.
On 1 April Kay purchases, for $250,000, half the shares in IPO Pty Ltd, a small company that owns the following:
A one bedroom apartment in a rural location (market value $95,000)
A retail premises on which IPO runs a shoe store (market value $405,000)
May you advice Kay on the Capital Gains Tax implications regarding the above transactions for the 2020/21 tax year – Also include whether and how she can take advantage of the CGT Small Business Concessions to reduce the amount of tax payable on her Capital Gains. Assume that none of the amounts received under the 1 March 2021 agreement constitute ordinary income.
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