# Tax Problems

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Chapter 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, what is their taxable income for 2011?
Problem 31 | |
Adjusted Gross Income | \$40,000.00 |
Adjusted Gross Income minus itemized deduction | -\$11,950.00 |
Exemption 1 | -3700 |
Exemption 2 | -3700 |
Exemption 3 | -3700 |
Exemption 4 | -3700 |
2011 taxable Income | \$13,250.00 |

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.

Adjusted Gross Income | \$70,000.00 |
Adjusted Gross Income instead of standard deduction of \$8,500 as head of household | -\$9,000.00 |
Exemption 1 | -\$3,700.00 |
Exemption 2 | -\$3,700.00 |
Exemption 3 | -\$3,700.00 |
2011 taxable Income | \$49,900.00 |

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.

Gross Income | 1000+2000= | \$ 3,000.00 |
Standard Deduction | 1000+300 | \$ (1,300.00) |
Taxable Income | | \$ 1,700.00 |

Chapter 13

55.
Mr. Z, a nondealer, sold assets on an installment plan. Determine Mr. Z's gross income for 2011. Relevant data include:

Year | Installment Sales | Gross Profit | 2011 Collections | GP% | Mr. Z's gross income for 2011 |
2009 | \$200,000.00 | \$50,000.00 | \$25,000.00 | 25.00% | \$ 6,250.00 |
2010 | \$300,000.00 | \$81,000.00 | \$80,000.00 | 27.00% | \$ 21,600.00 |
2011 | \$400,000.00 | \$96,000.00 | \$125,000.00 | 24.00% | \$ 30,000.00 |
| | | | | \$ 57,850.00…...

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