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Beth R. Jordan lives at 2322 Sky view Road, Mesa, AZ 85201. She is a tax accountant with Mesa Manufacturing Company, 1203 Western Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85201 (employer identification number 11–1111111). She also writes computer software programs for tax practitioners and has a part time tax practice. Beth is single and has no dependents.  Beth’s birthday is July 4, 1971, and her Social Security number is 123–45–6789. She wants to contribute $3 to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.  The following information is shown on Beth’s 2011 Wage and Tax Statement (Form W–2).

Line

Description

Amount

1

Wages, tips, other compensation

$63,000.00

2

Federal income tax withheld

10,500.00

3

Social Security wages

63,000.00

4

Social Security tax withheld

2,646.00

5

Medicare wages and tips

63,000.00

6

Medicare tax withheld

913.50

15

State

Arizona

16

State wages, tips, etc.

63,000.00

17

State income tax withheld

1,650.00

Beth received interest of $1,300 from Arizona Federal Savings and Loan and $400 from Arizona State Bank. Each financial institution reported the interest income on a Form 1099–INT. She received qualified dividends of $800 from Blue Corporation, $750 from Green Corporation, and $650 from Orange Corporation. Each corporation  reported Beth’s dividend payments on a Form 1099–DIV.  Beth received a $1,100 income tax refund from the state of Arizona on April 29, 2011. On her 2010 Federal income tax return, she reported total itemized deductions of  $8,200, which included $2,200 of state income tax withheld by her employer.  Fees earned from her part time tax practice totaled $3,800. She paid $600 to have the tax returns processed by a computerized tax return service.  On February 8, 2011, Beth bought 500 shares of Gray Corporation common stock for $17.60 a share. On September 12, Beth sold the stock for $14 a share.  Beth bought a used sport utility vehicle for $6,000 on June 5, 2011. She purchased the vehicle from her brother in law, who was unemployed and was in need of cash. On November 2, 2011, she sold the vehicle to a friend for $6,500. On January 2, 2011, Beth acquired 100 shares of Blue Corporation common stock for $30 a share. She sold the stock on December 19, 2011, for $55 a share. During 2011, Beth received royalties of $16,000 on a software program she had written. Beth incurred the following expenditures in connection with her software writing activities.

Cost of personal computer (100% business use)

$7,000

Cost of printer (100% business use)

2,000

Furniture

3,000

Supplies

650

Fee paid to computer consultant

3,500

Beth elected to deduct the maximum portion of the cost of the computer, printer, and  furniture allowed under the provisions of § 179. This equipment and furniture was placed in service on January 15, 2011.  Although her employer suggested that Beth attend a convention on current developments in corporate taxation, Beth was not reimbursed for the travel expenses of $1,420 she incurred in attending the conference. The $1,420 included $200 for meals.  During 2011, Beth paid $300 for prescription medicines and $2,875 in physician and hospital bills. Medical insurance premiums were paid by her employer. Beth paid real property taxes of $1,766 on her home. Interest on her home mortgage was $3,845, and interest paid to credit card companies totaled $320.  Beth contributed $30 each week to her church and $10 each week to the United Way. Professional dues and subscriptions totaled $350. Beth maintained her sales tax receipts, showing total purchases of $1,954.  Beth paid $1,000 in estimated Federal income taxes throughout the year.

Part 1—Tax Computation Compute the 2011 net tax payable or refund due for Beth R. Jordan. If you use tax forms for your solution, you will need Forms 1040, 2106–EZ, and 4562 and Schedules A,  B, C, D, and SE. Suggested software: H&R BLOCK At Home. 

Part 2—Tax Planning Beth is anticipating significant changes in her life in 2012, and she has asked you to estimate  her taxable income and tax liability for that year. She just received word that she has been qualified to adopt a two year old daughter. Beth expects that the adoption will be finalized in 2012 and that she will incur approximately $2,000 of adoption expenses.  In addition, she expects to incur approximately $3,500 of child and dependent care expenses relating to the care of her new daughter, which will enable her to keep her job  at Mesa Manufacturing. However, with the additional demands on her time because of her daughter, she has decided to discontinue her two part time jobs (i.e., the part time tax practice and her software business), and she will cease making estimated income tax payments. In your computations, assume that all other income and expenditures will remain at approximately the same levels as in 2011.

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