KAPLAN AC256 UNIT 2 EXAM LATEST 2016 JANUARY

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Date and Time Started: 1/23/2016
2:01:49 AM


Time Spent: 2 h
, 00 secs


Points Received: 28
/ 80 (35%)


Question Type: # Of
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Multiple Choice 20 7


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Question 1. Question
:


Charlie is claimed as a dependent on his parents’ tax return
in 2014. He received $8,000 during the year from a part-time acting job, which
was his only income. What is his standard deduction?




$1,000


$6,200


$8,000


$8,350



Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 2. Question
:


Denzel earns $130,000 in 2014 through his job as a sales
manager. What is his FICA tax?




$9,139


$8,951


$8,698


$9,945




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 3. Question
:


Which of the following taxes is proportional?




Gift tax


Income tax


Sales tax


Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 4. Question
:


Husband and wife, who live in a common law state, are
eligible to file a joint return for 2014, but elect to file separately. They do
not have dependents. Wife has adjusted gross income of $25,000 and has $2,200
of expenditures which qualify as itemized deductions. She is entitled to one
exemption. Husband deducts itemized deductions of $11,200. What is the taxable
income for the wife?



$14,850


$18,850


$8,650


$22,800




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 5. Question
:


All of the following items are deductions for (not from)
adjusted gross income except





moving expenses.


unreimbursed employee business expenses.


qualifying contributions to individual
retirement accounts.


one-half of self-employment taxes paid.




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 6. Question
:


All of the following items are included in gross income
except




:
alimony received.


rent income.


interest earned on a bank account.


child support payments received.




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 7. Question
:


A single taxpayer provided the following information for
2014:



Salary $80,000


Interest on local government bonds (qualifies as a tax
exclusion) 4,000


Allowable itemized deductions 13,000





What is taxable income?




$57,050


$63,050


$63,000


$67,050




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 8. Question
:


Helen, who is single, is considering purchasing a residence
that will provide a $28,000 tax deduction for property taxes and mortgage
interest. If her marginal tax rate is 25% and her effective tax rate is 20%,
what is the amount of Helen’s tax savings from purchasing the residence?




$5,600


$7,000


$21,000


$22,400




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 9. Question
:


Annisa, who is 28 and single, has an adjusted gross income
of $55,000 and itemized deductions of $5,000. In 2014, Annisa will have taxable
income of




$44,850.


$46,050.


$51,050.


$43,800.




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 10. Question
:


Taxable income for an individual is defined as




AGI reduced by itemized deductions.


AGI reduced by personal and dependency
exemptions.


total income reduced by the standard
deduction.


AGI reduced by deductions from AGI and
personal and dependency exemptions.




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 11. Question
:


Eric dies in the current year and has a gross estate valued
at $6,500,000. The estate incurs funeral and administrative expenses of
$100,000 and also pays off Eric’s debts which amount to $250,000. Eric
bequeaths $600,000 to his wife. Eric made no taxable transfers during his life.
Eric’s taxable estate will be




$210,000.


$5,550,000.


$6,150,000.


$6,500,000.




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 12. Question
:


When property is transferred, the gift tax is based on




replacement cost of the transferred property.


fair market value on the date of transfer.


the transferor’s original cost of the
transferred property.


the transferor’s depreciated cost of the
transferred property.




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 13. Question
:


Shaquille buys new cars for five of his friends. Each car
cost $70,000. What is the amount of Shaquille’s taxable gifts?




$0


$280,000


$336,000


$350,000




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 14. Question
:


Which of the following is not one of Adam Smith’s canons of
taxation?




Equity


Convenience


Certainty


Paid by all citizens




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 15. Question
:


Thomas dies in the current year and has a gross estate
valued at $3,000,000. During his lifetime (but after 1976) Thomas had made
taxable gifts of $400,000. The estate incurs funeral and administrative
expenses of $100,000 and also pays off Thomas’s debts which amount to $300,000.
Thomas bequeaths $500,000 to his wife. What is the amount of Thomas’s tax base,
the amount on which the estate tax is computed?



$2,100,000


$2,500,000


$2,600,000


$3,400,000




Points Received: 4 of 4


Comments:



Question 16. Question
:


In 2014, the standard deduction for a married taxpayer
filing a joint return who is 67 years old with a spouse who is 65 years old is



$12,400.


$13,600.


$14,800.


$15,500




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 17. Question
:


Which of the following is not a social objective of the tax
law?




Prohibition of a deduction for illegal bribes,
fines, and penalties


A deduction for charitable contributions


An exclusion for interest earned by large
businesses


Creation of tax-favored pension plans




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 18. Question
:


Paul makes the following property transfers in the current
year:


• $22,000 cash to
his wife


• $34,000 cash to
a qualified charity


• $220,000 house
to his son


• $3,000 computer
to an unrelated friend



The total of Paul’s taxable gifts, assuming he does not
elect gift splitting with his spouse, subject to the unified transfer tax is




$206,000.


$214,000.


$234,000.


$279,000.




Points Received: 0 of 4


Comments:



Question 19. Question
:


Deborah, who is single, is claimed as a dependent on her
parents’ tax return. She had a part-time job during 2014 and earned $850 during
the year, which was her only income. What is her standard deduction?




$850


$1,000


$1,200


$6,100




Points Received: 0 of 4




Question 20. Question
:


A married person who files a separate return can claim a
personal exemption for his spouse if the spouse is not the dependent of another
and has






no gross income.


no taxable income.




Points Received: 4 of 4


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