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Short essay about Business Combination

Part A : a short essay about Business Combination, worth 10 marks, 1000 words

Part B : a Practical question about Consolidation, worth 10 marks, 1000 words The assignment must be typed, use Arial font, 12, to avoid plagiarism, make sure you do proper referencing, at least use 4 references, to be submitted the soft copy in Turnitin and hard copy in lecture Week 10, 11am. Please ensure you attach a KOI assignment cover sheet with all the members of the group listed, with ID numbers and signed.Late assignments will be penalised. 10% deduction per day. Part A: 1000 word short essay about the nature of business combination and required disclosures including referencing. Part B: On 1 July 2016, Mutt Ltd acquired all the issued shares of Jeff Ltd for $174 800. At this date the equity of Jeff Ltd consisted of share capital of $80 000 and retained earnings of $68 800. All the identifiable assets and liabilities of Jeff Ltd were recorded at amounts equal to fair value except for: Carrying amount Fair value Patent $60 000 $72 000 Plant (cost of $80 000) 40 000 48 000 Inventory 21 600 28 000 The patent was considered to have an indefinite life. It was calculated that the plant had a further life of 10 years, and was depreciated on a straight-line basis. All the inventory was sold by 30 June 2017. In June 2017, Jeff Ltd conducted an impairment test on the patent, as it was considered to have an indefinite life, and the goodwill. As a result, the goodwill was considered to be impaired by $1200. In May 2017, Jeff Ltd transferred $20 000 from the retained earnings on hand at 1 July 2016 to a general reserve. The tax rate is 30%.

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