Changing business structures

SubjectBusiness YearSenior secondary Time50

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Introduction

Students explore reasons why a business might change its legal structure. They examine several business scenarios to decide which business structure is the most suitable considering changing circumstances. This includes using an interactive calculator to determine the tax liabilities of different structures.

Australian Curriculum or Syllabus

Topics

  • Types of businesses in Australia
  • Factors influencing the choice of legal structures
  • Business growth

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Teacher resources

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Visualiser

Reasons for changing business structures

Student learning resources

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Worksheet

Choosing a business structure when circumstances change

 
Calculator

Business tax calculator

Suggested activity sequence

This sequence is intended as a framework to be modified and adapted by teachers to suit the needs of a class group.

  1. Display and explain information on the visualiser. Ask students to provide an example of each reason for changing a business structure.
  2. Students complete the worksheet. As part of the worksheet requirements, students will need to use the business tax calculator.
  3. Discuss student decisions on which business structure they chose for each business and why.