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Question # 00004770 Posted By: spqr Updated on: 12/06/2013 03:13 AM Due on: 12/31/2013
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26. An individual is indifferent between filing as a single taxpayer or a head of household if he has $8,500 or

less of taxable income.

True False

27. Married individuals who elect to file separate tax returns may use the single rates to compute their


True False

28. An individual with $400,000 taxable income has the same marginal rate as a single taxpayer or as a head

of household.

True False

29. It is impossible for a progressive income tax system to be both marriage neutral and horizontally


True False

30. Mr. and Mrs. Kline file a joint return on which they claim the standard deduction and two exemptions. If

the taxable income on their return is $55,300, they are not paying a marriage penalty.

True False

31. Mr. and Mrs. Toliver's AGI on their jointly filed return is $339,000. Regardless of the number of their

children, the Tolivers are not eligible for a child credit.

True False

32. Mr. and Mrs. Casey have two dependent children, ages 3 and 6. The Caseys spent $10,300 for child care

this year. Mrs. Casey is employed full-time as an attorney. Mr. Casey is an unpublished novelist who has

yet to earn any money from his writing. The Caseys are eligible for a dependent care credit.

True False

33. The earned income credit is only available to low-income taxpayers with dependent children.

True False

34. The earned income credit offsets the burden of the federal payroll tax on low-income families and

encourages individuals to seek employment rather than to depend on welfare.

True False

35. Mrs. Starling worked for Abbot Inc. from January 1 through September 19. Her salary from Abbot for

this period totaled $122,000. Mrs. Starling worked for JJT Inc. from October 1 through December 31. Her

salary from JJT for this period totaled $38,000. JJT is not required to withhold Social Security tax from

Mrs. Starling's salary because Abbot Inc. already withheld the maximum tax for the year.

True False

36. An individual must pay the greater of her regular income tax or her alternative minimum tax (AMT) for

the year.

True False

37. The standard deduction and exemption amount are not deductible in the computation of alternative

minimum taxable income.

True False

38. Every individual taxpayer is entitled to an AMT exemption, the amount of which varies with filing


True False

39. The highest individual marginal rate for regular tax purposes is 35%, while the highest individual

marginal rate for alternative minimum tax (AMT) purposes is only 28%.

True False

40. Miss Blixen's regular income tax is $77,390, and her tentative minimum tax is $74,100. Consequently,

Miss Blixen's alternative minimum tax (AMT) is zero.

True False

41. The unextended due date for the individual tax return (Form 1040) is the 15th day of the third month

following the close of the taxable year.

True False

42. Mr. Pearl's total income and self-employment tax on this year's Form 1040 is $72,610. If Mr. Pearl paid at

least $65,349 of this tax in the form of withholding or quarterly estimated payments, he will not incur an

underpayment penalty.

True False

43. Individual taxpayers can obtain an automatic extension of time to file a calendar year Form 1040 until

October 15 of the following year.

True False

44. An extension of the time to file an individual tax return also extends the time to pay any balance of tax

due with the return.

True False

45. Mr. and Mrs. Eller's AGI last year was $287,300, and their total tax was $70,268. The couple's safeharbor

estimate of current year tax is $77,295.

True False

46. Mr. and Mrs. Warren's AGI last year was $90,300, and their total tax was $13,988. This year, the couple's

total tax is $14,700. Unless the Warrens paid at least $13,988 in the form of withholding and quarterly

estimated payments, they will incur an underpayment penalty this year.

True False

47. Samantha died on January 18, 2010. Her husband Dave lived by himself for the next three years until he

remarried in 2013. What was Dave's filing status in 2010 and 2011?

A. Married filing jointly in 2010; surviving spouse in 2011.

B. Married filing jointly in 2010; single in 2011.

C. Surviving spouse in 2010 and 2011.

D. Surviving spouse in 2010; single in 2011.

48. Leon died on August 23, 2009, and his wife Mary has not remarried. Since her husband's death, Mary has

maintained a home for her two dependent children, who were ages 7 and 4 when their father died. Which

of the following describes Mary's filing status for 2010, 2011, and 2012?

A. Surviving spouse for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

B. Surviving spouse for 2010 and 2011; head of household for 2012.

C. Head of household for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

D. Surviving spouse for 2010; head of household for 2011 and 2012.

49. Mr. Jones and his first wife were legally divorced on February 19, 2011. Mr. Jones remarried the second

Mrs. Jones on December 20, 2011. Which of the following describes Mr. Jones' filing status in 2011?

A. Married filing jointly with the second Mrs. Jones

B. Married filing jointly with the first Mrs. Jones

C. Married filing separately (can't file jointly with either spouse)

D. None of the above

50. Which of the following statements regarding filing status is false?


A widow or widower maintaining a home for a dependent child qualifies as surviving spouse for two

tax years following the year of the spouse's death.

B. Marital status for tax purposes is determined on the last day of the year.

C. Any unmarried individual with a dependent child qualifies as head of household.

D. An unmarried individual without children or other dependents files as a single taxpayer.

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