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# I have solved the problem up to number 6. all my answers from 7 keeps coming...

I have solved the problem up to number 6. all my answers from 7 keeps coming up incorrect. That is where i need the help. Thank you

Note: This problem is for the 2018 tax year.

Daniel B. Butler and Freida C. Butler, husband and wife, file a joint return. The Butlers live at 625 Oak Street in Corbin, KY 40701. Dan's Social Security number is 111-11-1112, and Freida's is 123-45-6789. Dan was born on January 15, 1967, and Freida was born on August 20, 1968.

During 2018, Dan and Freida furnished over half of the total support of each of the following individuals, all of whom still live at home:

1. Gina, their daughter, age 22, a full-time student, who married on December 21, 2018, has no income of her own and for 2018 did not file a joint return with her husband, Casey, who earned \$10,600 during 2018. Gina's Social Security number is 123-45-6788.
2. Sam, their son, age 20, who had gross income of \$6,300 in 2018, dropped out of college in October 2018. He had graduated from high school in May 2018. Sam's Social Security number is 123-45-6787.
3. Ben, their oldest son, age 26, is a full-time graduate student with gross income of \$5,200. Ben's Social Security number is 123-45-6786.

Dan was employed as a manager by WJJJ, Inc. (employer identification number 11-1111111, 604 Franklin Street, Corbin, KY 40702), and Freida was employed as a salesperson for Corbin Realty, Inc. (employer identification number 98-7654321, 899 Central Street, Corbin, Ky 40701). Selected information from the W–2 Forms provided by the employers is presented below. Dan and Freida use the cash method.

 Line Description Dan Freida 1 Wages, tips, other compensation \$74,000 \$86,000 2 Federal income tax withheld 11,000 12,400 17 State income tax withheld 2,960 3,440

Freida sold a house on December 30, 2018, and will be paid a commission of \$3,100 (not included in the \$86,000 reported on the W–2) on the January 10, 2019 closing date.

Other income (as reported on 1099 Forms) for 2018 consisted of the following:

 Dividends on CSX stock (qualified) \$4,200 Interest on savings at Second Bank 1,600 Interest on City of Corbin bonds 900 Interest on First Bank CD 382

The \$382 from First Bank was original issue discount. Dan and Freida collected \$16,000 on the First Bank CD that matured on September 30, 2018. The CD was purchased on October 1, 2016, for \$14,995, and the yield to maturity was 3.3%.

Dan received a Schedule K–1 from the Falcon Partnership, which showed his distributive share of income as \$7,000 (non passive income).

In addition to the above information, Dan and Freida's itemized deductions included the following:

 Paid on 2018 Kentucky income tax \$700 Personal property tax paid 600 Real estate taxes paid 1,800 Interest on home mortgage (Corbin S&L) 4,900 Cash contributions to the Boy Scouts 800

Sales tax from the sales tax table is \$1,860. Dan and Freida made Federal estimated tax payments of \$8,000. All members of the family had health insurance coverage for all of 2018. Dan and Freida do not wish to contribute to the Presidential Election Campaign. The Kentucky income tax rate is 4%.

Required:

Determine the Federal income tax for 2018 for Dan and Freida on a joint return by providing the following information that would be reported on Form 1040, Schedule A, Schedule B and Schedule E.

• Assume any qualified dividends at taxed at 15%
• Enter all amounts as positive numbers.
• If an answer is zero, enter "0".
• When computing the tax liability, do not round your immediate calculations.
• Make realistic assumptions about any missing data.
• Use the Tax Rate Schedule provided. Do not use the Tax Tables.
• Provide the following that would be reported on the Butler's Form 1040.

1. Filing status and dependents: The taxpayers' filing status:
Married filing jointly

• Qualifies as the taxpayers' dependent: Select "Yes" or "No".
Gina: Yes
Sam: Yes
Ben: No
• 2. Calculate taxable gross income.
• \$
• 3. Calculate the total adjustments for AGI.
\$
• 4. Calculate adjusted gross income.
\$
• 5. Calculate the greater of the standard deduction or itemized deductions.
\$
• 6. Calculate total taxable income.
\$
• 7. Calculate the income tax liability.
\$
• 8. Calculate the total tax credits available.
\$
• 9. Calculate total withholding and tax payments.
\$
• 10. Calculate the amount overpaid (refund):
\$
• 11. Calculate the amount of taxes owed:

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