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# Demarco and Janine Jackson have been married for 20 years and have four children who qualify...

Demarco and Janine Jackson have been married for 20 years and have four children who qualify as their dependents (Damarcus, Janine Jr., Michael, and Candice). The couple received salary income of \$100,000 and qualified business income of \$10,000 from an investment in a partnership, and they sold their home this year. They initially purchased the home three years ago for \$200,000 and they sold it for \$250,000. The gain on the sale qualified for the exclusion from the sale of a principal residence. The Jacksons incurred \$16,500 of itemized deductions, and they had \$3,050 withheld from their paychecks for federal taxes. They are also allowed to claim a child tax credit for each of their children. However, because Candice is 18 years of age, the Jacksons may claim a child tax credit for other qualifying dependents for Candice. (Use the tax rate schedules.)

Tax rate schedule:

Schedule Y-1-Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)

If taxable income is over: But not over: The tax is:
\$          0 \$ 19,750 10% of taxable income
\$ 19,750 \$ 80,250 \$1,975 plus 12% of the excess over \$19,750
\$ 80,250 \$171,050 \$9,235 plus 22% of the excess over \$80,250
\$171,050 \$326,600 \$29,211 plus 24% of the excess over \$171,050
\$326,600 \$414,700 \$66,543 plus 32% of the excess over \$326,600
\$414,700 \$622,050 \$94,735 plus 35% of the excess over \$414,700
\$622,050 \$167,307.50 plus 37% of the excess over \$622,050

c. What would their taxable income be if their itemized deductions totaled \$28,000 instead of \$16,500?

 Description Amount 1) Gross Income 110000 2) For AGI Deductions 0 3) Adjusted Gross Income 110000 4) Standard deduction 24800 5) Itemized deductions 28000 6) Greater of standard or itemized deductions 28000 7) Deductions for Qualified business income 8) Total deductions from AGI Taxable Income

d. What would their taxable income be if they had \$0 itemized deductions and \$6,000 of for AGI deductions?

 Description Amount 1) Gross Income 110000 2) For AGI Deductions 6000 3) Adjusted Gross Income 110000 4) Standard deduction 24800 5) Itemized deductions 0 6) Greater of standard or itemized deductions 24800 7) Deductions for Qualified business income 8) Total deductions from AGI Taxable Income

e. Assume the original facts but now suppose the Jacksons also incurred a loss of \$5,000 on the sale of some of their investment assets. What effect does the \$5,000 loss have on their taxable income? Does it increase or decrease taxable income, if so by what amount, or is there no change.

f. Assume the original facts but now suppose the Jacksons own investments that appreciated by \$10,000 during the year. The Jacksons believe the investments will continue to appreciate, so they did not sell the investments during this year. What is the Jacksons’ taxable income?

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