ACCT 324 Week 8 Final Exam Set 2

ACCT 324 Week 8 Final Exam Set 2

Author: Christine Farr


1. (TCOs 2& 3) Evelyn sold her personal residence to Drew on March 1 for $300,000. Before the sale, Evelyn paid the real estate taxes of $3,000 for the calendar year. For income tax purposes, the real estate tax deduction is apportioned as follows: $750 to Evelyn and $2,250 to Drew. Drew's basis in the residence is:(Points : 5)
2. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) In the current year, Galaxy Corporation, a closely held C corporation that is not a personal service corporation, has $80,000 of passive losses, $60,000 of active business income, and $10,000 of portfolio income. How much of the passive loss may Galaxy deduct in the current year?(Points : 5)
3. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) Dorothy holds two jobs. Her main job is with Eggplant Corporation, and her part-time job is with Carrot Company. On a typical workday, she drives her car as follows: home to Eggplant, Eggplant to Carrot, and Carrot to home. Applicable mileage is as follows:


Home to Eggplant


Eggplant to Carrot


Carrot to home


On a typical day, Dorothy's deductible mileage is:(Points : 5)
4. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) Carrie owns a mineral property that had a basis of $15,000 at the beginning of the year. The property qualifies for a 22% depletion rate. Gross income from the property was $150,000, and net income before the percentage depletion deduction was $100,000. What is Carrie's tax preference for excess depletion?(Points : 5)
5. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) During the past two years, through extensive advertising and improved customer relations, Beech Corporation estimated that it had developed customer goodwill worth $100,000. For the current year, determine the amount of goodwill Beech Corporation may amortize.(Points : 5)
6. (TCOs 3, 4, 5, & 7) Damien, not a dealer in real estate, sold real estate with a basis of $250,000 for $500,000 cash, a note for $250,000, and the buyer assumed Damien's mortgage on the property of $125,000. During the year, the purchaser paid Damien $30,000 principal and $72,000 interest on the note and paid $6,000 principal and $18,000 interest on the mortgage he assumed. The contract price for the above transaction is what amount?(Points : 5)
7. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) Which of the following is not an itemized deduction allowed for AMT purposes?(Points : 5)
8. (TCOs3, 4, 5, & 7) Alex works as an auditor for a major CPA firm. During the months of August and September of each year, he is permanently assigned to the team auditing of Hummingbird Corporation. As a result, every day he drives from his home to Hummingbird and returns home after work. Mileage is as follows:


Home to office


Home to Hummingbird


Office to Hummingbird


For the period of August and September, Alex's deductible mileage for each workday is:(Points : 5)
9. (TCOs7, 8, & 9) Matt and Shanekwa, ages 45 and 44, respectively, file a joint tax return for 2012. They provided all of the support for their 24-year-old son, who had $2,500 of gross income. Their 23-year-old daughter, a full-time student until her graduation on June 14, 2012, earned $6,000, which was 45% of her total support during 2012. Her parents provided the remaining support. Matt and Shanekwa also provided total support for Shanekwa's father who is a citizen and life-long resident of Portugal. How many personal and dependency exemptions can Matt and Shanekwa claim on their 2012 income tax return?(Points : 5)
10. (TCOs2, 8, & 9) Shaquille operates a drug-running operation and incurred the following expenses:


Illegal kickbacks


Bribes to border guards


Cost of goods sold






Which of the above amounts reduces his taxable income?(Points : 5)

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