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Note: This problem is for the 2019 tax year. Logan B. Taylor is a widower whose...

Note: This problem is for the 2019 tax year.

Logan B. Taylor is a widower whose wife, Sara, died on June 6, 2017. He lives at 4680 Dogwood Lane, Springfield, MO 65801. He is employed as a paralegal by a local law firm. During 2019, he had the following receipts:

Salary $ 80,000
Interest income—
   Money market account at Omni Bank $300
   Savings account at Boone State Bank 1,100
   City of Springfield general purpose bonds 3,000 4,400
Inheritance from Daniel 60,000
Life insurance proceeds 200,000
Amount from sale of St. Louis lot 80,000
Proceeds from estate sale 9,000
Federal income tax refund (for 2018 tax overpayment) 700

Logan inherited securities worth $60,000 from his uncle, Daniel, who died in 2019. Logan also was the designated beneficiary of an insurance policy on Daniel's life with a maturity value of $200,000. The lot in St. Louis was purchased on May 2, 2014, for $85,000 and held as an investment. Because the neighborhood has deteriorated, Logan decided to cut his losses and sold the lot on January 5, 2019, for $80,000. The estate sale consisted largely of items belonging to Sara and Daniel (e.g., camper, boat, furniture, and fishing and hunting equipment). Logan estimates that the property sold originally cost at least twice the $9,000 he received and has declined or stayed the same in value since Sara and Daniel died.

Logan's expenditures for 2019 include the following:

Medical expenses (including $10,500 for dental) $11,500
Taxes—
   State of Missouri income tax (includes withholdings during 2019) $4,200
       Property taxes on personal residence 4,500 8,700
Interest on home mortgage (Boone State Bank) 5,600
Contribution to church (paid pledges for 2019 and 2020) 4,800

While Logan and his dependents are covered by his employer's health insurance policy, he is subject to a deductible, and dental care is not included. The $10,500 dental charge was for Helen's implants. Helen is Logan's widowed mother, who lives with him (see below). Logan normally pledges $2,400 ($200 per month) each year to his church. On December 5, 2019, upon the advice of his pastor, he prepaid his pledge for 2020.

Logan's household, all of whom he supports, includes the following:

Social Security Number Birth Date
Logan Taylor (age 48) 123-45-6787 08/30/1971
Helen Taylor (age 70) 123-45-6780 01/13/1949
Asher Taylor (age 23) 123-45-6783 07/18/1996
Mia Taylor (age 22) 123-45-6784 02/16/1997

Helen receives a modest Social Security benefit. Asher, a son, is a full-time student in dental school and earns $4,500 as a part-time dental assistant. Mia, a daughter, does not work and is engaged to be married.

Federal income tax of $4,500 was withheld from his wages.

1. A 2019 Form 1040 needs to be completed

Complete Form 1040 below for Logan Taylor.

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