White Corporation, a calendar year C corporation, manufactures plumbing fixtures. For the current year, White has taxable income [before the domestic production activities deduction (DPAD)] of $900,000, qualified production activities income (QPAI) of $1.2 million, and W–2 wages attributable to QPAI of $200,000.
a. How much is White Corporation’s DPAD?
b. Assume instead that W–2 wages attributable to QPAI are $150,000. How much is White’s DPAD?