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# 1/ Linda, who files as a single taxpayer, had AGI of \$280,000 for 2018. She incurred...

1/ Linda, who files as a single taxpayer, had AGI of \$280,000 for 2018. She incurred the following expenses and losses during the year:

 Medical expenses (before the 7.5%-of-AGI limitation) \$33,000 State and local income taxes 4,800 State sales tax 1,300 Real estate taxes 6,000 Home mortgage interest 5,000 Automobile loan interest 750 Credit card interest 1,000 Charitable contributions 7,000 Casualty loss (before 10% limitation but after \$100 floor; not in a Federally declared disaster area) 34,000 Unreimbursed employee business expenses 7,600

Calculate Linda’s allowable itemized deductions for the year.
\$.____________?

2/ Evan is single and has AGI of \$277,300 in 2018. His potential itemized deductions before any limitations for the year total \$52,300 and consist of the following:

 Medical expenses (before the AGI limitation) \$28,000 Interest on home mortgage 8,700 State income taxes 9,500 Real estate taxes 3,600 Charitable contributions 2,500

After all necessary adjustments are made, what is the amount of itemized deductions Evan may claim? If required, round the medical deduction to the nearest dollar and use the rounded amount in subsequent computations.

Evan's total itemized deduction is \$___________?

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