Compute the charitable contribution deduction (ignoring the percentage limitation) for each of the following C corporations.
a. Amber Corporation donated inventory of clothing (basis of $24,000, fair market value of $30,000) to a qualified charitable organization that operates homeless shelters.
b. Brass Corporation donated stock held as an investment to Western College (a qualified organization). Brass acquired the stock three years ago for $18,000, and the fair market value on the date of the contribution is $32,000. Western College plans on selling the stock.
c. Ruby Corporation donates a sculpture worth $130,000 to a local museum (a qualified organization), which exhibits the sculpture. Ruby acquired the sculpture four years ago for $55,000.