Logan B. Taylor is a widower whose wife, Sara, died on June 6, 2019. He lives at

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Logan B. Taylor is a widower whose wife, Sara, died on June 6, 2019. He lives at 4680 Dogwood Lane, Springfield, MO 65801. He is employed as a paralegal by a local law firm. During 2021, he had the following receipts:Salary Interest income- Money market account at Omni Bank Savings account at Boone State Bank City of

Logan inherited securities worth $60,000 from his uncle, Daniel, who died in 2021. Logan also was the designated beneficiary of an insurance policy on Daniel’s life with a maturity value of $200,000. The lot in St. Louis was purchased on May 2, 2016, for $85,000 and held as an investment. Because the neighborhood has deteriorated, Logan decided to cut his losses and sold the lot on January 5, 2021, for $80,000. The estate sale consisted largely of items belonging to Sara and Daniel (e.g., camper, boat, furniture, and fishing and hunting equipment). Logan estimates that the property sold originally cost at least twice the $9,000 he received and has declined or stayed the same in value since Sara and Daniel died.

Logan’s expenditures for 2021 include the following:Medical expenses (including $10,500 for dental) Taxes- State of Missouri income tax (includes withholdings

While Logan and his dependents are covered by his employer’s health insurance policy, he is subject to a deductible, and dental care is not included. The $10,500 dental charge was for Helen’s implants. Helen is Logan’s widowed mother, who lives with him (see below). Logan normally pledges $2,400 ($200 per month) each year to his church. On December 5, 2021, on the advice of his pastor, he prepaid his pledge for 2022.

Logan’s household, all of whom he supports, includes the following:Logan Taylor (age 48) Helen Taylor (age 70) Asher Taylor (age 23) Mia Taylor (age 22) Social Security Number

Helen receives a modest Social Security benefit. Asher, a son, is a full-time student in dental school and earns $4,500 as a part-time dental assistant. Mia, a daughter, does not work and is engaged to be married.


Part 1—Tax Computation

Using the appropriate forms and schedules, compute Logan’s income tax for 2021.

Federal income tax of $4,200 was withheld from his wages. If Logan has any overpayment on his income tax, he wants the refund sent to him. Assume that the proper amounts of Social Security and Medicare taxes were withheld. Logan received the appropriate coronavirus recovery rebates (economic impact payments); related questions in ProConnect Tax should be ignored. Logan does not own and did not use any virtual currency during the year, and he does not want to contribute to the Presidential Election

Campaign Fund. Suggested software: ProConnect Tax.


Part 2—Follow-Up Advice

In early 2022, the following take place:

• Helen decides that she wants to live with one of her daughters and moves to Arizona.

• Asher graduates from dental school and joins an existing practice in St. Louis.

• Mia marries, and she and her spouse move in with his parents.

• Using the insurance proceeds he received on Daniel’s death, Logan pays off the mortgage on his personal residence.

Logan believes that these events may have an effect on his tax position for 2022.

Therefore, he requests your advice.

Write a letter to Logan explaining in general terms the changes that will occur for tax purposes. Assume that Logan’s salary and other factors not mentioned (e.g., property and state income taxes) will remain the same.

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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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