Complete the federal income tax forms for a married couple (information provided in Appendix A). It is up to the student which forms are used from the following list (blank copies of all forms are available in your classroom in Week 5 under Final Paper).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
- Form 1040
- Form 1040A
- Schedule 1
- Schedule 2
- Schedule A
- Schedule B
- Schedule D
The assignment can be completed with or without the TaxAct CD that comes with the hard-copy of the text.
Upon completing the return, the student will submit a three to six page paper describing why they chose the forms and how the federal income tax return forms work. The student will submit both the tax return (all forms used) and the paper to their instructor.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be three to six double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
Appendix and Forms
Appendix A Link to Forms (http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103M)
NEED DONE IN 4 HOURS
Appendix A Please use this information for your Tax Return and Paper. *All people, businesses, and information are fictional. Any relation to an actual person or business is accidental. Kenneth Jones SSN: 0XX-01-1XXX Date of Birth (DOB): 05/27/1977 Gross Pay: $64,628 401(k) contributions: $5,250 Healthcare costs (payroll deductions): $2,438 Reported wages: $56,940 Social Security Wages: $62,190 Medicare Wages: $62,190 State Wages: $56,940 Taxes withheld: Federal: $5,640 Social Security: $3,855.78 Medicare: $901.76 State: $723.56 SDI (mandatory disability insurance): $581.65 Employer: PointMark, INC Address: 1111 One Park Place City: One City State: California Zip code: 11111 Employer’s FED ID number: 33-01XXX11 Naomi Jones SSN: 001-02-XXXX DOB: 08/11/1980 Gross Pay: $58,192 401(k) contributions: $5,000 Healthcare costs (payroll deductions): $2,164 Reported wages: $51,028 Social Security Wages: $56,028 Medicare Wages: $56,028 State Wages: $51,028 Taxes withheld: Federal: $4,704 Social Security: $3,473.74 Medicare: $812.41 State: $704.82 SDI (mandatory disability insurance): $523.73 Employer: CompanyOne Address: 1111 Place Road City: One City State: California Zip code: 11112 Employer’s FED ID number: 33-01XXX22 Dependent: Home address: Derek Jones 123 Rolling Road SSN: 001-XX-XX00 One City, CA 11111 DOB: 12/29/2013 Child Care Costs: $11,200 Child Care Provider: Kidland Daycare Center Address: 121 Place Road City: One City State: California Zip code: 11111 Identifying number: 33-XXXX011 Life Change Events Home Sale: Primary residence sale price $615,000 Cost basis (incurred three years prior) $400,000 Property Tax paid: $4,700 Mortgage Interest paid: $16,300