ACCOUNTING-Read the following letter and help Shady Slim with his tax situation

Tax Return 2 – Due Monday, October 12, 2015(75 points)Read the following letter and help Shady Slim with his tax situation. Assume that his adjusted grossincome (Form 1040, line 37) is $149,325.December 31, 2014To the friendly student tax preparer:Hi, it’s Shady Slim again. I just got back from my 55th birthday party, and I’m told that you need somemore information from me in order to complete my Schedule A. I’m an open book! I’ll tell you whateverI think you need to know.Let me tell you a few more things about my life. As you may recall, I am divorced from my wife, Alice.I know that it’s unusual, but I have custody of my son, Shady, Jr. The judge owed me a few favors and Ireally love the kid. He lives with me full­time and my wife gets him every other weekend. I pay the vastmajority of my son’s expenses. I think Alice should have to pay some child support, but she doesn’t haveto pay a dime. The judge didn’t owe me that much, I guess.I had to move this year after getting my job at Roca Cola. We moved on February 3 of this year, and Iworked my job at Roca Cola for the rest of the year. I still live in the same state, but I moved 500 milesaway from my old house. I left a little bit early to go on a house­hunting trip that cost me a total of $450.I hired a moving company to move our stuff at a cost of $2,300. Junior and I got a hotel room along theway that cost us $45 (I love Super 8!). We spent $35 on meals on the way to our new home. Oh yeah, Itook Junior to a movie on the way and that cost $20.Can you believe I’m still paying off my student loans, even after 15 years? I paid a total of $900 ininterest on my old student loans this year.Remember when I told you about that guy that hit me with his car? I had a bunch of medicalexpenses that were not reimbursed by the lawsuit or by my insurance. I incurred a total of $20,000 inmedical expenses, and I was only reimbursed for $11,000. Good thing I can write off medical expenses,right?I contributed a lot of money to charity this year. I’m such a nice guy! I gave $1,000 in cash to theMarch of Dimes. I contributed some of my old furniture to the church. It was some good stuff! Icontributed a red velvet couch and my old recliner. The furniture is considered vintage and is worth$5,000 today (the appraiser surprised me!), even though I only paid $1,000 for it back in the day. When Icontributed the furniture, the pastor said he didn’t like the fabric and was going to sell the furniture topay for some more pews in the church. Oh well, some people just have no taste, right? Roca Cola had acharity drive for the United Way this year and I contributed $90. Turns out, I don’t even miss it, becauseRoca Cola takes it right off my paycheck every month . . . $15 a month starting in July. My pay stubverifies that I contributed the $90 to the United Way. Oh, one other bit of charity from me this year. Anold buddy of mine was down on his luck. He lost his job and his house. I gave him $500 to help him out.Page 1 of 2I paid a lot of money in interest this year. I paid a total of $950 in personal credit card interest. I alsopaid $13,000 in interest on my home mortgage (I got a 1098 from the bank showing this. Do you needit?). I also paid $2,000 in real estate taxes for my new house.A few other things I want to tell you about last year. Someone broke into my house and stole my kid’sbrand new bicycle and my set of golf clubs. The total loss from theft was $900. I paid $100 in union duesthis year. I had to pay $1,000 for new suits for my job. Roca Cola requires its managers to wear suitsevery day on the job. I spent a total of $1,300 to pay for gas to commute to my job this year. Oh, Ialmost forgot. I rented a safe deposit box at the bank to store my legal documents in. It cost me $65.This is pretty cool. I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter. I spent $1,000 in tuition to go to the localfirefighter’s school. I did this because someone told me that I can deduct the tuition as an itemizeddeduction, so the money would be coming back to me.That should be all the information you need right now. You’re still doing this for free, right?Complete Shady Slim’s 2014 Schedule A.Page 2 of 2

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