Mr. R.I.P. Cobain is offered the following alternatives for a lottery winning:
A lump sum payment of $10,000, 12 years from now, or
A lump sum payment of $25,000, 25 years from now, or
(i) Calculate the tax liability of Rooney Enterprises Ltd. for the 2008 financial year.
(ii) Briefly justify the financial transactions listed above that you have not included in
your calculation of the 2008 tax liability of Rooney Enterprises Ltd. (Students should write
no more than 100 words for this part of the question).
What is the maximum amount of fully franked dividends that the company could pay
from its 2008 financial year net income?
What would be the amount of imputation credits associated with the maximum dividend
payment possible in part b) of this question?
Showing all calculations, and assuming that Mr. Cobain can otherwise earn a fixed rate of
8% p.a. on his money over each of the next 25 years, which of the options included above
would you recommend him to choose based on only financial mathematics principles?
(Students should write no more than 75 words for this part of the question).
What implicit assumptions are included in your recommendations made in part a) of this
question, which may be unrealistic when applied to real-world issues and factors? (Stu
dents should write no more than 150 words for this part of the question).