Keller Graduate School of Management AC551 Federal Taxes and Decisions Final Exam – Professor Abner TRUE-FALSE QUESTIONS—CHAPTER 10 1. Terry Trumbull purchased a tract of land. In order to have city water, he had to pay the water company $5,000 to extend the water line to his property. The $5,000 cost is an addition to the basis of the land. 2. When property that is subject to an existing debt is purchased, the basis of the property is the amount of cash paid initially plus the unpaid debt to which the property is subject. 3. The basis for nonbusiness property changed to business use is the greater of the adjusted basis of the property or its fair market value on the date it is converted to business use. 4. During 2011, Carl Crofts received a gift of property having a fair market value of $25,000 at the time of the gift. The donor’s adjusted basis in the property at the time of the gift was $21,000. The donor paid a gift tax of $700 on the property. Carl’s basis in the property is $21,700. 5. In 2011, Tom Turner received a gift of property that had a fair market value of $10,000 at the time of the gift. The donor’s adjusted basis in the property at the time of the gift was $12,000. Tom’s basis for computing depreciation is $12,000. TRUE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS—CHAPTER 10 36. Leonard Lambert’s commercial building, which had an adjusted basis of $500,000, was partially destroyed by fire. The fair market value was $800,000 just before the fi re and $600,000 immediately after. Leonard received $150,000 insurance proceeds and deducted a $50,000 casualty loss. What is Leonard’s basis in the building before any repairs are made? a. $300,000b. $350,000c. $450,000d. $500,000e. $600,000 37. Lem Lumberjack sells 100 shares (basis of $5,000) of Redwood Corporation common stock on March 8, 2011, for $4,000. On March 29, 2011, Lem purchases 50 shares of Redwood Corporation common stock for $2,500. Lem’s recognized loss on the sale is:
38. In 2011, Allen Anders sold an asset which cost $70,000. Allen incorrectly claimed $40,000 depreciation over a five-year period. He should have claimed $50,000 depreciation. What was the adjusted basis when sold? 39. Which of the following items is not a reduction to the basis of an asset? 40. In 2011, Bob Brown’s aunt Barbara gave him a house. At the time of the gift, the house had a fair market value of $193,000, the taxable gift was $180,000, and his aunt’s adjusted basis was $73,000. His aunt paid a gift tax of $30,000 on the house. What is Bob’s basis in the house for purposes of determining gain? a. $73,000b. $93,000c. $180,000d. $193,000
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