Kelly and Chanelle Chambers, ages 47 and 45, are married and live at Boston, MA 59483. Kelly’s Social Security number and Chanelle’s is . The Chambers have two children: Emma, age 23, and Chet, age 19. Their Social Security numbers are X and , respectively. Emma is a single college student and earned $8,000 during the summer. Kelly and Chanelle help Emma through school by paying for her room, board, and tuition. Emma lives at home during the summer. Chet has a physical handicap and lives at home. He attends a local university and earned $4,000 working for a marketing firm. In sum, Kelly and Chanelle provide more than 50% of both Emma’s and Chet’s total support for the year. Kelly is a commercial pilot for a small airline. His salary is $95,000, from which $19,000 of federal income tax and $8,000 of state income tax were withheld. Kelly also pays premiums for health, disability, and life insurance. $2,000 of the premium was for health insurance, $250 for disability, and $400 for life insurance. Chanelle owns Alliance Networks, a proprietorship that does network consulting. During the year, Chanelle’s gross revenues were $23,000. She incurred the following expenses in her business: Liability insurance $ 700 Software rental 5,400 Journals and magazines 150 Training seminars 1,200 Supplies 1,300 Donations to a political campaign fund 800 Kelly enjoys playing guitar and plays in a band. Kelly’s band has developed a local following. This year, his gross revenues were $1,200 for playing shows and $700 on CD sales. He incurred the following expenses: Studio rent expense $1,300 Sound system repairs 200 CD production 500 New guitar and amplifier 800 Kelly’s father passed away during the year. Kelly and Chanelle received $100,000 from the life insurance policy. Neither Kelly nor Chanelle paid any of the premiums. Chanelle purchased 100 shares of Thurston Co. stock on May 1, 1991, for $1,000. Thurston Co. was declared bankrupt during the current year. Chet’s physician recommended that he see a physical therapist to help with his disability. Kelly paid the therapist $7,000 during the year because his insurance would not cover the bills. Kelly and Chanelle went to Las Vegas and won $5,000 at the blackjack table. The next night, they lost $6,000. Kelly and Chanelle gave $900 to their church and, during the year, they had the following other income and expenses: Real estate taxes $1,400 Property taxes on car (determined by value) 500 Home mortgage interest 9,000 Credit card finance charges 2,600 Tax return preparation fees ($600 is allocable to Chanelle’s business) 1,000 Sales tax on purchases during the year 6,200 Interest from a savings account 800 Interest from City of Boston Bonds 700 Dividend from 3M stock 400 Prepare Kelly and Chanelle’s tax return Form 1040 and Schedules A, B, C, and SE for the current year. Clarification Birthdate for Kelly is 01/15/1956 Birthdate for Chanelle is 01/15/1958. Chet is to be treated as a full time student. Note: the $400 dividend from 3M stock on page 7-45 is to be treated as Qualified Dividend income.
TREAT ALL REVENUES AND EXPENSES FROM THE BAND AS IF THE IRS WOULD IMPOSE THE HOBBY LOSS RULE LIMITS. IN OTHER WORDS, IF THERE IS A LOSS FROM THE BAND’S ACTIVITIES, ASSUME THE HOBBY LOSS RULES APPLY