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In the current year, Marcus reports the following casualty gains and losses on personal-use property. Assets X and Y are destroyed in the first...

In the current year, Marcus reports the following casualty gains and losses on personal-use
property. Assets X and Y are destroyed in the first casualty while Z is destroyed in a second
casualty.
Reduction Adjusted Holding
Asset in FMV Basis Insurance Period
X $8,000 $2,000 $7,000 2 years
Y 3,000 5,000 2,000 10 months
Z 2,500 1,300 1,000 8 months
As a result of these losses and insurance recoveries, Marcus must report
A) a long-term gain of $4,900 on asset X; a short-term capital loss of $900 on asset Y; and a
short-term capital loss of $200 on asset Z.
B) a long-term capital gain of $5,000 on asset X; a short-term capital loss of $500 on asset Y;
and a short-term capital loss of $300 on asset Z.
C) a net gain of $4,500.
D) a long-term capital gain of $5,000 on asset X; a short-term capital loss of $500 on asset Y.

This question was asked on Mar 22, 2010.

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