Accounting Question

ABC Ltd acquires 100 per cent of RedCarpet Ltd on 1 July 2021. ABC Ltd pays the shareholders of RedCarpet Ltd the following consideration:

Cash 35 000

Plant and equipment fair value $125 000; carrying amount in the books of ABC Ltd $85 000

Land fair value $150 000; carrying amount in the books of ABC Ltd $100 000

There are also legal fees of $95 000 involved in acquiring RedCarpet Ltd.

On 1 July 2021 RedCarpet Ltd’s statement of financial position shows total assets of $300 000 and liabilities of $150 000. The fair value of the assets is $400 000.

Required:

Has any goodwill been acquired and, if so, how much?

And discuss the potential for including associated legal fees into the cost of acquiring RedCarpet using appropriate accounting standard.

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