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Department of Accounting and Taxation Jacob, age 42, and Jane Brewster, age 37, are married and file a joint return in 2015. The Brewsters have two...

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Department of Accounting and Taxation Jacob, age 42, and Jane Brewster, age 37, are married and file a joint return in 2015. The Brewsters have two dependent children, Ellen and Sean, 10-year-old twins. Jacob is a factory supervisor; he earned $95,000 in 2015. Jane is a computer systems analyst and earned $103,000. In addition to their salaries, the Brewsters reported the following income items. Interest income (Carmel Sanitation District Bonds) $22,000 (a) Interest income (Carmel National Bank) 8,000 Qualified dividend income (Able Computer Corporation) 12,000 Gambling winnings 6,500 Gift from Uncle Raymond to Jacob 27,000 “Citizen of the Year” award (Jane) 7,500 (b) Gain on land sale 14,000 (c) a. The Carmel Sanitation District Bonds are private activity bonds that were originally issued in April 2008. b. Jane was selected “Citizen of the Year” by Carmel City Council. She used the award proceeds to pay down the family’s credit card debt. c. Jacob sold 5 acres of land to a real estate developer on October 12, 2015, for $100,000. He had acquired the land on May 15, 2009 for $86,000. On April 1, 2015, Jacob exercised an incentive stock option granted by his employer. At the date of exercise, the fair market value of the stock was $18 per share and the exercise price was $10 per share. Jacob purchased 500 shares with the ISO exercise. AS of December 31, 2015, the stock’s fair market value had declined to $13 per share. The Brewsters incurred the following expenses during 2015. Medical expenses (doctors and hospital bills) $28,000 Charitable contributions (cash) 9,500 (d) Real property tax on personal residence 8,100 Mortgage interest –personal residence (Form 1098) 8,600 Mortgage interest – home equity loan 1,800 (e) Investment interest expense 3,500 Gambling losses 6,800
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d. In addition to their cash charitable contributions, the Brewsters contributed stock in Ace Corporation, which they acquired on February 9, 2005, at a cost of $6,500 to the Carmel Salvation Army, a qualifying charity. The fair market value of the stock was $11,000 on November 1, 2015, the date of the contribution. e. The home equity loan was used to purchase a new minivan for the family. Taking into consideration the above amounts, for 2015, the Brewster’s AGI is 246,500 and the taxable income is $178,150. STEP 1– PREPARE A 1040 ON THE INFORMATION ABOVE – ATTACH FORMS TO ANSWER RESPONSE. THEN… Adjustments and preferences: Citizen of the Year Award (7,500), Reduction in medical expenses (10% of AGI for AMT) 6,163, Real property taxes (8,100) Mortgage interest 10,400, Charitable contribution of stock (diFerence between basis and ±MV) 4,500, Incentive stock option exercise 1,000, Gambling loss disallowed for regular tax purposes (300), AMTI $184,313, Exemption amount (77,047), AMTI base $107,266 STEP 2 - Review the AMTI calculation, and prepare a list, including explanations, of any errors in the calculation. An error could include a missing amount or an amount that should not have been included, an amount that enters the calculation in the wrong direction, or an amount that enters the calculation in the wrong amount.
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