Flashcards in Deck 4 Deck (19):
Incentive stock option
No tax on grant date; taxable when exercised
The rule limiting the allowability of passive activity losses and credits applies to:
Personal service corporations
When should a cash basis taxpayer report gross income?
For the year in which income is either actually or constructively received
Are rental activities considered passive or non passive activities?
Mom and Pop Exception
Up to $25,000 of passive losses may be used as an offset against income from nonpassive sources. The $25,000 is reduced by 50% of the amount by which the individual's modified AGI exceeds $100,000; must actively participate
Phase out rule for mom and pop exception
The $25,000 is completely phased out when the amount of AGI exceeds $150,000
A jury duty fee that is required to be remitted to the employer may be:
Deducted from Gross income to arrive at AGI
Interest income is fully taxable except for what kind of interest income:
Interest from state and local government bonds
In order for alimony income to count as income, the amount received for alimony must be greater than the amount received for:
Maximum deductible for a capital loss:
How is group term life insurance taxed?
First $50,000 is a nontaxable fringe benefit; any amount over that is taxable
Self-employment tax and self-employment health insurance expenses are:
Adjustments from gross income
What does filing 1040EZ mean?
Person did not itemize in the prior year and did not deduct any state income taxes last year
Tax benefit rule for refunds
Refund is not taxable if it was not deducted in the last tax year
Conditions that must be met for tax exemption of accumulated interest on EE bonds bought after 1989:
Purchaser of the bonds must be the sole owner of the bonds, must be over 24, must be used for higher education
Head of household
Not required to live with the person; must pay for more than half of the relatives support for the entire taxable year
What is the maximum deductible for capital loss on investment stock sale?
amount of income for a child under 18 that is taxable at the parents' maximum tax rate