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78. Vera is the CEO of Brunettes, a publicly held corporation. For the year, she receives a salary of $800,000, a bonus of $400,000, and contributions to her retirement plan of $45,000. The bonus was awarded at the December board meeting based on Vera’s threat to accept a better paying job with a competitor. What amount may Brunettes deduct? A. $842, 000. B. $1,045,000. C. $1,200,000. D. $1,245,000. E. None of the above.
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79. Tommy, an automobile mechanic employed by an auto dealership, is considering opening a fast food franchise. If Tommy decides not to acquire the fast food franchise, any investigation expenses are:
80. Iris, a calendar year cash basis taxpayer, owns and operates several TV rental outlets in Florida, and wants to expand to other states. During 2012, she spends $14,000 to investigate TV rental stores in South Carolina and $9,000 to investigate TV rental stores in Georgia. She acquires the South Carolina operations, but not the outlets in Georgia. As to these expenses, Iris should:
81. Which of the following statements is correct in connection with the investigation of a business?
82. Which of the following is relevant in deciding whether
an activity is profit-seeking or a hobby? A. The time and effort expended. B. The expertise of the taxpayers or their advisers. C. The history of income or losses from the activity. D. The tax benefits of the activity to the taxpayer. E. All of the above factors are to be considered.
83. For an activity classified as a hobby, the expenses are categorized as follows: (1) Amounts that affect adjusted basis and would be deductible under other Code sections if the activity had been engaged in for profit (e.g., depreciation, amortization, and depletion). (2) Amounts deductible under other Code sections without regard to the nature of the activity, such as property taxes and home mortgage interest. (3) Amounts deductible under other Code sections if the activity had been engaged in for profit, but only if those amounts do not affect adjusted basis (e.g., maintenance, utilities, and supplies). If these expenses exceed the gross income from the activity and are thus limited, the sequence in which they are deductible is:

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