Salary $58,000 $56,000
Federal tax withheld 6,770 6,630
State income tax withheld 900 800
FICA(social security and
Medicare)withheld 4,437 4,284
Social security numbers 111-11-1111 123-45-6789
Donna is the custodial parent of two children from a previous marriage who reside with the Deckers through the school year. The cildren Larry and Jane parker, reside with their father, Bob, during the summer. Relevant information for the children as follows:
Age 17 18
Social security numbers 123-45-6788 123-45-6787
Months spent with Deckers 9 9
Under the divorce decree, Bob pays child support of $150 per month per child during the nine months the children live with the Deckers. Bob says he spends $200 per month per child during the three summer months they reside with him. Donna and Paul can document that they provide $2,000 support per child per year. The divorce decree is silent as to which parent can claim the exemptions for the children
In August, Paul and Donna added a suite to their home to provide more comfortable accommodations for Hannah Snyder (123-45-6786) Donnaâ€™s mother who had moved in with them in February 2012 after the death of Donnaâ€™s father. Not wanting to borrow money for this addition, Paul sold 300 shares of Acme corporation stock for $50 per share on May 3, 2013.m and used the proceeds of $15,000 to cover construction costs. The Deckers had purchased the stock on April 29,2008 for $25 per share. They received dividends of $750 on the jointly owned stock a month before the sale.
Hannah, who is 66 years old, received $7500 in social security benefits during the year, of which she gave the Deckerâ€™s $2,000 to use toward household expenses and deposited the remainder in her personal savings account. The Deckerâ€™s determine that they have spent $2,500 of their own money for food, clothing, medical expenses, and other items for Hannah. They do not know what the rental value of Hannahâ€™s suite would be, but they estimate it would be at least $300 per month.
Interest paid during the year included the following:
HOME MORTAGE interest ([aid to Carmel federal savings & loan) $7,890
Interest on an automobile loan (paid to Carmel National Bank) 1,660
Interest on Citibank Visa card 620
In July, Paul hit a submerged rock while boating. Fortunately, he was thrown from the boat, landed in deep water, and was uninjured. However, the boat, which was uninsured, was destroyed. Paul had paid $25,000 for the boat in June 2012, and its value was appraised at $18,000 on the date of the accident.
The Deckers paid doctor and hospital billsof $8,700 and were reimbursed $2,000 by their insurance company. They spent $640 for prescription drugs and medicines and $5,904 for premiums on their health insurance policy. They have filed additional claims of $1,200 with their insurance company and have been told they will receive payment for that amount in January 2014. Included in the amounts paid for doctor and hospital bills were payments of $380 for Hannah and $850 for the children.
Additional information of potential tax consequence follows:
Real estate taxes paid $3,850
Sales taxes paid (per table) 1,379
Contributions to church 1,950
Appraised value of books donated to public library 740
Paulâ€™s unreimbursed employee expenses to attend hotel
Refund of state income tax for 2009
(the Deckers itemized on their 2009 Federal tax return)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.1,520
COMPUTE NET TAX PAYABLE OR REFUND DUE FOR THE DECKERS FOR 2013. IGNORE THE CHILD CREDIT IN YOUR COMPUTATIONS. IF THEY HAVE OVERPAID, THE AMOUNT IS TO BE CREDITED TOWARD THEIR TAXES FOR 2014.