a.) Asteria earned a $25,500 salary as an employee in 2018. How much should her employer have withheld from her paycheck for FICA taxes? (Rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount).
b.) Brandon and Jane Forte file a joint tax return and decide to itemize their deductions. The Forte's income for the year consists of $120,000 in salary, $1,000 interest income, $1,500 nonqualifying dividends, and $1,100 long-term capital gains. The Forte's expenses for the year consist of $3,000 investment interest expense and $900 tax preparation fees. Assuming that the Forte's marginal tax rate is 30% and they make no special elections, what is the amount of investment interest expense deduction for the year?
c.) Alain Mire files a single tax return and has adjusted gross income of $304,000. His net investment income is $53,000. What is the additional tax that Alain will pay on his net investment income for the year?
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