In 2020, Gale and Cathy Alexander hosted an exchange student, Axel Muller, for 9 months. Axel was

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In 2020, Gale and Cathy Alexander hosted an exchange student, Axel Muller, for 9 months. Axel was part of International Student Exchange Programs (a qualified organization). Axel attended tenth grade at the local high school. Gale and Cathy did not claim Axel as a dependent but paid the following items for Axel’s well-being: Food and clothing Medical care Fair market value of lodging Entertainment Total $1,500 200 2,700 100 $4,500

Gale and Cathy have asked for your help in determining if any of the $4,500 can be deducted as a charitable contribution.


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Go to the IRS website (www.irs.gov) and locate Publication 526. Write a letter to Gale and Cathy answering their question. If they can claim a deduction, be sure to include in your letter the amount that can be deducted and any substantiation requirements. 

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Income Tax Fundamentals 2021

ISBN: 9780357141366

39th Edition

Authors: Gerald E. Whittenburg, Martha Altus-Buller, Steven Gill

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