Donna Harp Tax Problems

At the beginning of the current year, Donna Harp was employed as a cinematographer by Farah Movie, Inc., a motion picture company in Los Angeles, California. In June, she accepted a new job with Ocala Production in Orlando, Florida. Donna is single and her Social Security number is XXX-XX-XXXX. She sold her house in California on August 10 for $500,000. She paid a $14,000 sales commission. The house was acquired on March 23, 1987, for $140,000.

The cost of transporting her household goods and personal effects from California to Orlando amounted to $2,350. To travel from California to Florida, she paid travel and lodging costs of $370 and $100 for meals.

On July 15, she purchased a house for $270,000 on 1225 Minnie Lane in Orlando. To purchase the house, she incurred a 20-year mortgage for $170,000. To obtain the loan, she paid points of $3,400. The $3,600 of property taxes for the house in Orlando were prorated with $1,950 being apportioned to the seller and $1,650 being apportioned to the buyer. In December of the current year she paid $3,600 for property taxes.

Other information related to her return:

Salary from Farah Movie, Inc. $30,000

Salary from Ocala Production, Inc. 70,000

Federal income taxes withheld by Farah 6,000

Federal income taxes withheld by Ocala 22,000

FICA taxes withheld by Farah 2,295

FICA taxes withheld by Ocala 5,355

Dividend income 10,000

Interest paid for mortgage:

Home in California 6,780

Home in Orlando 3,800

Property taxes paid in California 4,100

Sales taxes paid in California and Florida 3,125

State income taxes paid in California 2,900

Interest income from Sun National Bank 1,800

Prepare Form 1040 including Schedules A, B, and D and Form 3903. Use the worksheet on page 12-23 to determine the amount of recognized gain on the sale of the residence.

My professor also made Donna's birthday January 1, 1950. He also wanted her a full-time resident of North Carolina and her address 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Camden, NC 27921 and to prepare a NC state return.
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