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Determine the Federal income tax for 2013 for the Deans on a joint return by completing the appropriate forms.

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Lance H. and Wanda B, Dean are married. Lance works for the convention bureau of the local Chamber of Commerce, while Wanda is employed part-time by a law firm as a paralegal.;During 2013, the Deans had the following receipts;Salaries ($60,000 for Lance, $41,000 for Wanda)??????..$101,000;Interest income-;City of New York general purpose bonds $1,000;Ford Motor Company bonds 1,100;Ally Bank certificate of deposit 400;Child support payments from John Allen 7,200;Annual gifts from parents 26,000;Settlement from Roadrunner Touring Company 90,000;Lottery winnings 600;Federal income tax refund (for tax year 2012) 400;Wanda was previously married to John Allen. When they divorced several years ago, Wanda was awarded custody of their two children, Penny and Kyle. Under the divorce decree, John was obligated to pay alimony and child support ? the alimony payments were to terminate if Wanda remarried.;In July, while going to lunch in downtown Santa Fe, Wanda was injured by a tour bus. As the driver was clearly at fault, the owner of the bus, Roadrunner Touring Company, paid her medical expenses (including a one-week stay in a hospital). To avoid a lawsuit, Roadrunner also transferred to her $90,000 in settlement of the personal injuries she sustained.;The Deans had the following expenditures for 2013;Medical expenses (not covered by insurance) 7,200;Taxes -;Property taxes on personal residence 3,600;State of New Mexico income tax (includes amount withheld from wages during 2013) 4,200;Interest on home mortage 6000;Paid church pledge 3600;Life insurance premiums (policy on Lance's life) 1,200;Contribution to traditional IRA (on Wanda's behalf) 5000;Traffic fines 300;Contribution to the reelection campain fund of the mayor of Santa Fe 500;Funeral expenses for Wayne Boyle 6300;The life insurance policy was taken out by Lance several years ago and designates;Wanda as the beneficiary. As a part-time employee, Wanda is excluded from coverage under her employer?s pension plan. Consequently, she provides for her own retirement with a traditional IRA obtained at a local trust company. Because the mayor is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, Lance felt compelled to make the political contribution.;The Deans? household includes the following, for whom they provide more than half of the support;Lance Dean (age 42);Wanda Dean (age 40);Penny Allen (age 19);Kyle Allen (age 17);Wayne Boyle (age 75);Penny graduated from high school on May 9, 2013 and is undecided about college. During 2013, she earned $8,500 (placed in a savings account) playing a harp in the lobby of a local hotel. Wayne is Wanda?s widower father who died on January 20, 2013. For the past few years, Wayne qualified as a dependent of the Deans.;Federal income tax withheld is $5,200 (Lance) and $3,100 (Wanda). The proper amount of Social Security and Medicare tax was withheld.;Determine the Federal income tax for 2013 for the Deans on a joint return by completing the appropriate forms. They do not want to contribute to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. If an overpayment results, it is to be refunded to them. Suggested software: H&R BLOCK At Home.

 

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