# Determine the maximum deduction from AGI in 2016 for each of the following taxpayers: a. Selen is single and has

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Determine the maximum deduction from AGI in 2016 for each of the following taxpayers:
a. Selen is single and has itemized deductions for the year of \$6,500. In addition, Selen's mother lives with her, but she does not claim her mother as a dependent.
b. Amanda and Adam are married. Amanda is 67 years old and is legally blind. Adam is 64 years old. They have itemized deductions of \$14,800.
c. Micah and Ilana are married and have two children. In April, they have an argument and Micah leaves Ilana. At year-end, Ilana is unaware of Micah's whereabouts, and no formal divorce proceedings have been initiated. Ilana's itemized deductions total \$9,400.
d. Constantino is divorced and maintains a home for his 25-year-old daughter who is a graduate student at a local university and earns \$6,500 during the year. His itemized deductions are \$6,500.
e. Helen is 69 and a widow. Her 20-year old grandson, who is a full-time student at the local university, lives with her for the entire year. Her husband, Sam, dies in 2015 at the age of 71. Her itemized deductions are \$10,750.
f. Assume the same facts as in part e, except that Sam dies in 2016.

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