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# Danny Liu is 20 years old and claimed as a dependent on his parents’ tax return....

Danny Liu is 20 years old and claimed as a dependent on his parents’ tax return. Assume the taxable year is 2017. Compute Danny’s taxable income if Danny’s only income item was \$2,712 interest earned on a certificate of deposit. Compute Danny’s taxable income if Danny had two income items: \$2,712 interest earned on a certificate of deposit and \$3,276 wages from a part-time job. How would your answers change if Danny were not claimed as a dependent on his parents’ return?

For 2017, the taxable income of a tax payer who can be claimed as a dependent by another tax payer cannot exceed \$1050 or \$350+ dependent's earned income

a)In situation a

Gross Income =\$2712

(A-T-L)

AGI = \$ 2712

Standard Deduction \$1050

Exemptions = 0

Taxable income = \$1662

b)He had two income items, \$2712 and \$3276 wages from part time job

Gross Income= \$5988

(A-T-L)

AGI = \$5988

Standard deduction = \$3626 (wages + \$350)

Exemptions = 0

Taxable Income = \$2362

c)If Danny is not claimed as a dependent, being a single filer, his standard deduction for 2017 will be \$6350, which is more than his earned and unearned income in both cases.