Devon Bishop, age 45, is single. He lives at 1507 Rose Lane, Albuquerque, NM 87131. His Social Security number is


Devon Bishop, age 45, is single. He lives at 1507 Rose Lane, Albuquerque, NM 87131. His Social Security number is 111-11-1117. Devon did not engage in any virtual currency transactions during the year, and he does not want $3 to go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Devon received the appropriate coronavirus recovery rebates (economic impact payments); related questions in ProConnect Tax should be ignored.

Devon’s wife, Ariane, passed away in 2017. Devon’s son, Tom, who is age 18, resides with Devon. Tom’s Social Security number is 123-45-6788.

Devon owns a sole proprietorship for which he uses the accrual method of accounting and maintains no inventory; the business operates as Devon's Copy Shop, 422 E. Main Street, Albuquerque, NM 87131, IRS business activity code: 453990. His revenues and expenses for 2021 are as follows:Sales revenue Cost of goods sold (based on purchases for the year) Salary expense Rent expense Utilities

Other income received by Devon includes the following:Dividend income (qualified dividends): Swan, Inc. Wren, Inc. Interest income: First National Bank Second City

During the year, Devon and his sole proprietorship were involved in the following property transactions. Stock transactions were reported to Devon on Form 1099–B; basis was not reported to the IRS.

a. Sold Blue, Inc. stock for $45,000 on March 12, 2021. He had purchased the stock on September 5, 2018, for $50,000.

b. Received an inheritance of $300,000 from his uncle, Henry. Devon used $200,000 to purchase Green, Inc. stock on May 15, 2021, and invested $100,000 in Gold, Inc. stock on May 30, 2021.

c. Received Orange, Inc. stock worth $9,500 as a gift from his aunt, Jane, on June 17, 2021. Her adjusted basis for the stock was $5,000. No gift taxes were paid on the transfer. Jane had purchased the stock on April 1, 2015. Devon sold the stock on July 1, 2021, for $22,000. 

d. On July 15, 2021, Devon sold one-half of the Green, Inc. stock for $40,000.

e. Devon was notified on August 1, 2021, that Yellow, Inc. stock he purchased from a colleague on September 1, 2020, for $52,500 had become worthless. Although he understood that investing in Yellow was risky, Devon did not anticipate that the corporation would declare bankruptcy.

f. On August 15, 2021, Devon received a parcel of land in Phoenix worth $220,000 in exchange for a parcel of land he owned in Tucson. Because the Tucson parcel was worth $245,000, he also received $25,000 cash. Devon’s adjusted basis for the Tucson parcel was $210,000. He originally purchased it on September 18, 2018. g. On December 1, 2021, Devon sold the condominium in which he had been living for the past 20 years (1844 Lighthouse Lane, Albuquerque, NM 87131) and moved into a rented townhouse. The sales price was $480,000, selling expenses were $28,500, and repair expenses related to the sale were $9,400. Devon purchased the condominium for $180,000.

Devon’s potential itemized deductions, exclusive of the aforementioned information, are as follows:Medical expenses (before the 7.5%-of-AGI floor) Property taxes on residence State income taxes Charitable

During the year, Devon makes estimated Federal income tax payments of $35,000. Compute Devon’s Federal income tax payable or refund due for 2021 (assuming that he makes any available elections that will reduce the tax), and complete his tax return using appropriate forms and schedules. Suggested software: ProConnect Tax.

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South Western Federal Taxation 2023 Comprehensive Volume

ISBN: 9780357719688

46th Edition

Authors: Annette Nellen, Andrew D. Cuccia, Mark Persellin, James C. Young

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Chapter # 13- Property Transactions: Determination of Gain or Loss, Basis Considerations, and Nontaxable Exchanges
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