Flashcards in Taxation Deck (11):
How is alimony treated by federal income tax?
Alimony is taxable income to receiving spouse
Alimony is a deduction to the paying spouse
How is child support treated for federal income tax purposes?
Not taxable to receiving spouse
Not a deduction for the paying spouse
Written agreement upon a divorce states that husband will pay ex-wife $50,000 per year until youngest child reaches 21, then payment will be $15,000. How much can husband deduct?
$15,000 - amount of reduction. This is considered alimony and the remaining $35,000 is considered child support.
Under VA law, how long do taxpayers have to retain records regarding tax returns?
Under VA law, what percentage of the costs for meals while on business may be deducted? cost for lodging?
50% for meals
100% for lodging
only if "away from home" - not same day
Are damages received as compensation for a physical personal injury fully taxable as ordinary income?
Are punitive damages received for personal injury case fully taxable as ordinary income?
All lottery tickets in VA printed after July 1, 1997, must bear what?
toll-free phone number for Gambler's anonymous
Gross income is defined as ____.
All income from whatever source derived
Alimony, lottery winnings and cancellation of debt is included
Gifts are not included - but not income from gift
How is real property taxed if the person owed the land for more than one year?
Long-term capital asset for federal taxation.