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Which of the following individuals qualify for the earned income credit for 2014?

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Question;Which of the following individuals qualify for the earned income credit for 2014?a.Thomas is single, is 21 years of age, and has no qualifying children. His income consists of $9,000 in wages.b.Shannon, who is 27 years old, maintains a household for a dependent 11-year-old son and is eligible for head-of-household tax rates. Her income consists of $16,050 of salary and $50 of taxable interest (Shannon?s AGI is $16,100).c.Keith and Susan, both age 30, are married and file a joint return. Keith and Susan have no dependents. Their combined income consists of $28,500 of salary and $100 of taxable interest (their AGI is $28,600).d.Colin is a 26-year-old, self-supporting, single taxpayer. He has no qualifying children and generates earnings of $9,000.Durell and Earline are married, file a joint return, and claim dependency exemptions for their two children, ages 5 years and 6 months. They also claim Earline?s son from a previous marriage, age 18, as a dependent. Durell and Earline?s combined AGI is $68,000.a.Compute Durell and Earline?s child tax credit.b.Assume the same facts, except that Durell and Earline?s combined AGI is $122,000. Compute their child tax credit.52.LO.6 In 2014, Maria has self-employed earnings of $135,000. Using the format illustrated in the text, compute Maria?s self-employment tax liability and the allowable income tax deduction for the self-employment tax paid.40.LO.3 Donna owns 800 shares of common stock in Macaw Corporation (adjusted basis of $40,000). She receives a 5% stock dividend when the stock is selling for $60 per share.a.How much gross income must Donna recognize because of the stock dividend?b.What is Donna?s basis for her 840 shares of stock? 36.LO.4 Roger inherited 100 shares of Periwinkle stock when his mother, Emily, died. Emily had acquired the stock for a total of $60,000 on November 15, 2010. She died on August 10, 2014, and the shares were worth a total of $55,000 at that time. Roger sold the shares for $36,000 on December 22, 2014. How much gain or loss does Roger recognize? What is the nature of that gain or loss?

 

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