Determine the tax basis of the business asset acquired in each of the following cases:
a. Firm L paid $5,950 cash plus $416 sales tax plus a $500 installation charge for a satellite dish.
b. TTP Inc. acquired inventory in exchange for 800 shares of TTP common stock listed on Nasdaq at $212 per share on the date of exchange.
c. Firm Q acquired machinery in exchange for architectural drawings rendered by Firm’s Q’s junior partner. The partner spent 20 hours on the drawings, and his hourly billing rate is $350.
d. Company C purchased equipment by paying $2,000 cash at date of purchase and financing the $18,000 balance of the price under a three-year deferred payment plan.