Devry ACCT553 week 1-5 homework



Devry ACCT553 week 1-5 homework

week 1 homework

3-31.Tom and Linda are married taxpayers who file a joint
return. They have itemized deductions of $11,950 and four exemptions. Assuming
an adjusted gross income of $40,000.00 what is their taxable income for 2011?

3-32.Compute Marie’s taxable income for 2011, assuming she
is single and claims two dependent children. Her adjusted gross income is $70,000,
and she has itemized deductions of $9,000.

3-36.Compute Stanley’s taxable income for 2011, assuming
he has $1,000 in wages from working in a grocery store and $2,000 in interest
income from some bonds he owns. Stanley, age 16, is claimed as a dependent on
his parents’ return.

13-55.Mr. Z, a non-dealer, sold assets on an installment
plan. Determine Mr. Z’s gross income for 2011. Relevant data include:

13-69. Comprehensive Problem

Bill is a cash-basis, calendar-year taxpayer. Which of the following December
items result in gross income or deductions for the current year?

a. Check received for December rent, $700, not deposited until January 4

b. Check for $1,100 to pay Bill’s state income taxes mailed December 28,
cashed January 7

c. Cash received in the amount of $500 for services to be rendered the
following year

d. Interest of $800 credited to his savings account, added to Bill’s account

e. Check received for January rent, $700, deposited on January 9

f. Charitable contribution of $300, charged on Bill’s MasterCard

g. Bills totaling $2,000 sent for services rendered during the year,
uncollected as of year-end

week 2 homework

Rent and
Security Deposits 4-25

Dent, as the owner of an apartment building, receives and makes the following
payments during 2012:

in January 2012 rent that was $5,000

due in
December 2011

in December 2012 rent not 4,000

due until
January 2013

deposit which is to be 500

when tenant vacates the


How much
rental income must Billy Dent include on his 2012 income tax return?

Payments 4-32.

and Barbara Cane were divorced in June 2012. Pursuant to the divorce decree,
Arnold is obliged to perform as follows:

Transfer title of their personal home to Barbara. They purchased the house in
1998 and their basis today is $400,000. The fair market value of the house is
$500,000. The house is subject to a 25-year, $250,000 mortgage.

b. Arnold
is to continue making payments on the house until it is fully paid off. In
2012, Arnold made payments totaling $18,000.

c. Arnold
is to make $3,000 per month payments to Barbara. Of this amount one-half is for
child support. The divorce decree further states that alimony is to cease upon
the death of the wife. In 2012, he made six payments.

How do
the transactions in the divorce agreement affect Arnold’s and Barbara’s taxable

Income 5-26.

Fluent, an investor in stocks and bonds, wanted to increase his portfolio but
wanted to minimize his tax liability on the income from the bonds. He is
presented with the following alternative investments: U.S. Series EE bonds,
bonds for industrial development for mass transit, and qualified veterans’
mortgage bonds. Which should he choose for his investment? Why?

Trade or
Business Deductions 6-29.

Which of
the following trade or business expenditures of Ajax Inc. are deductible on its
current year tax return? If an expenditure is not deductible, explain why it is
not a valid deduction.



and wages to employees


of new office building


of illegal parking fines of



of wedding expenses for


daughter’s wedding

expenses related to



on money borrowed to buy





and Wages Deductions 6-34.

For the
current month, Jackson Cement Co. incurred payroll expenses as follows:

salaries and Wages



(Social Security Tax)


(Medicare tax)-employer’s share



withheld and paid to the government:

income taxes withheld


Employees’ share




a. What
amount can Jackson claim as a tax deduction for salary and wage expense?

b. How
much can Jackson deduct as tax expense?

week 3 homework

7-7. Differentiate between the following: active income,
passive income, and portfolio income.

7-13. Briefly, what is “material participation”?
Why is the determination of whether a taxpayer materially participates

7-46. Mary Beth is a CPA, devoting 3,000 hours per year to
her practice. She also owns an office building in which she rents out space to
tenants. She devotes none of her time to the management of the office building.
She has a property management firm make all management decisions for her.
During 2012, she incurred a loss, for tax purposes, of $30,000 on the office
building. How must Mary Beth treat this loss on her 2012 tax return?

8-34. Mike and Sally Card file a joint return for the 2012
tax year. Their adjusted gross income is $65,000 and they incur the following
interest expenses:

Qualified education loans: $3,500

Personal loan 1,000

Home mortgage loan 4,000

Loan used to purchase a variety of stocks,

Bonds, and securities 15,000

Investment income and related expenses amount to $7,000 and $500,
respectively. What is Mike and Sally’s interest deduction for the 2012 tax

8-40. In each of the following independent cases determine
the amount of charitable contributions allowed the individual before
consideration of any percentage limitations.

a. Charlie Chubbs contributed an item of inventory from his sole
proprietorship to a public charity for its use. The fair market value of the
asset was $800 and his basis was $600.

b. Durwood Dodson contributed some shares of common stock that he had held
long-term to a private charity. The basis of the stock was $8,000 and it had a
fair market value of $7,000.

c. Esther Ensign contributed tangible personal property that she had held
long-term to a public charity. The asset had a fair market value of $10,000 and
a basis of $6,000. The charity intended to sell the asset and use the proceeds
for charitable purposes.

week 4 homework

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any additional questions you may have.
John’s Tax Issues
1. (a) How is the $300,000 treated for purposes of federal tax income?
(b) How is the $25,000 treated for purposes of federal tax income?
(c) What is your determination regarding reducing the taxable amount of income
for both (a) and (b) above?
(d) Is it more beneficial to continue leasing the business space or to buy the

Jane’s Tax Issues
2. (a) What are the different tax consequences between paying down the mortgage
(debt) and assuming a new mortgage (debt) for federal income tax purposes?
(b) Can John and Jane Smith utilize a 1031 tax exchange to buy a more expensive
house using additional money from John’s case?
What is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

week 5 homework

Questions: 14-24 and 14-51, 17-1 and 17-24

Problems (Show your work.): 14-52, 17-40, and 17-49

14-24 What is the purpose of the dividends received deduction? What
corporations are entitled to claim this deduction? What dividends qualify for
this deduction?

What is the purpose of the dividends-received deduction? What corporations
are entitled to claim this deduction? What dividends qualify for this
deduction? The purpose of the dividends received deduction is so that
corporations would not be taxed at a corporate level a shareholder level or if
when dividends or a recipient corporation.

14-51 What is the purpose of the reconciliation of taxable income with book

17-1 Identify and briefly describe the seven types of corporate

Type A: Mergers and Consolidations

Type B: Acquisition — Target Corporation Subsidiary

Type C: Acquisition — Target Corporation Liquidation

Type D: Transfer

Type E: Recapitalization

Type F: Identity Change

Type G: Transfer

17-24 Define and differentiate a spin-off, split-off, and split-up.

Spin off –

Split off-

Split up –

14-52 Sam Rogers forms a corporation. Sam transfers to the corporation
property having a basis to him of $15,000 and a fair market value of $27,000
for 900 shares of the $10 par stock of the corporation. A year later, Bill
Morrison, who is not related to Sam, transfers property having a basis to him
of $1,000 and a fair market value of $3,000 for 100 shares of the corporate
stock. The corporation issued no other stock.

• a. How much gain does Sam recognize on his exchange? What is the basis to
Sam of his 900 shares?

• b. How much gain does Bill recognize on his exchange? What is the basis to
Bill of his 100 shares?

• c. What gain or loss is recognized by the corporation when it issues its
shares to Sam? What is the basis to the corporation of the property it received
from Sam?

• d. What is the gain or loss recognized by the corporation when it issues
its shares to Bill? What is the basis to the corporation of the property it
received from Bill?

17-40 Superior Corporation acquired Taylor Corporation pursuant to a
statutory merger under state law. As a result of the merger, Taylor
Corporation’s former shareholders received common stock in Superior having a
value of $300,000, long-term bonds of Superior with a principal amount (and
fair market value) of $500,000, and cash of $200,000. What type of
reorganization has taken place? Describe the tax consequences to Taylor
Corporation, its former shareholders, and Superior Corporation.

17-49 Shipyard Corp. acquired Boatworks Corp. in a Type A reorganization on
July 1, 2012. On the date of acquisition, Boatworks had a deficit in its
earnings and profits of $30,000. Although Shipyard had no accumulated earnings
and profits, its current earnings and profits from its calendar-year 2012
operations totalled $40,000. What amount of the acquired earnings and profits
deficit of $30,000 can be used to off -set Shipyard’s current earnings and
profits for 2012?


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