Tax Return Problem 7-3
Norman and Leslie Beber are married and file a joint return in 2014. They live at 12345 Hemenway Avenue, Marlborough, MA 01752. Norman is a self-employed tax preparer and his SSN is 412-34-5670. Leslie is a manager and her SSN is 412-34-5671. They had the following income and expenses for the year:
Social security tax
Federal withholding tax
State withholding tax
Norman was the sole proprietor of NAMA Tax Service. His business is located at 123 Main Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752 and his business code is 541213. He had the following revenue and expenses:
6,041 (must be allocated to the § 1231 assets listed next)
Norman had the following business assets:
Office furniture: Purchased for $4,950 on May 20, 2012. The equipment is being depreciated over seven-year MACRS 200% declining balance. Norman sold it on May 15, 2014, for $4,000.
Office equipment: Purchased a copier for $13,800 on January 10, 2014. The copier is being depreciated over five-year MACRS 200% declining balance. Norman makes no elections for § 179 or bonus depreciation.
Computer and equipment: Purchased a computer system for $8,900 on January 2, 2013. The computer is being depreciated over five-year MACRS 200% declining balance. Norman makes no elections for § 179 or bonus depreciation.
Norman and Leslie had the following other sources of income and deductions:
Interest from a CD in the amount of $1,410.
Long-term loss carryover from 2013 of $5,000.
Real estate taxes of $8,459.
Home mortgage interest of $14,041.
Charitable contributions in cash over the year of $1,800; all receipts and acknowledgments were received from the charitable organizations.
Norman has made four (4) quarterly installments of $625 each as estimated taxes for 2014. All estimated tax payments were paid by the due date using the 1040-ES coupons.
Prepare and submit a Form 1040 for Norman and Leslie Beber for 2014. The Bebers do not donate to the presidential election campaign.