Naked Economics Chapter 7

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CHAPTER 7 DEDUCTIONS AND LOSSES: CERTAIN BUSINESS EXPENSES AND LOSSES Instructor: The test items in both the print Test Bank and ExamView test-creation software are numbered by question type within each chapter. Thus, users of ExamView can more easily preview their selections using the printed Test Bank in the same numbering system. ||||Status:|| Q/P| Question/||||Present|| in Prior| Problem||Topic||Edition||Edition| |||||| TRUE OR FALSE 1 Bad debt: loss amount New 2 Bad debts Unchanged 2 3 Bad debts: tax benefit rule Unchanged 3 4 Reserve method Unchanged 4 5 Bad debt: collection New 6 Proof of worthlessness Unchanged 6 7 Nonbusiness bad debt Unchanged 7 8 Nonbusiness bad debt versus business bad…show more content…
7-20 47. An NOL carryforward is used in determining the current year’s NOL. ANS: F An NOL carryforward is not used in determining the current year’s NOL. PTS: 1 REF: p. 7-21 48. The excess of nonbusiness capital losses over nonbusiness capital gains must be added to taxable income to compute the net operating loss of an individual. ANS: T PTS: 1 REF: p. 7-21 49. An individual taxpayer who does not itemize deductions uses the standard deduction to compute the excess of nonbusiness deductions over the sum of nonbusiness income and net nonbusiness capital gains for purposes of computing net operating loss. ANS: T PTS: 1 REF: p. 7-22 50. When a net operating loss is carried back to a non-loss year, the net operating loss is a miscellaneous itemized deduction. ANS: F An NOL is a business loss. Therefore, the deduction is a deduction for AGI. PTS: 1 REF: p. 7-23 MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Mable is in the business of factoring accounts receivable. Last year, she purchased a $20,000 account receivable for $15,000. This year, the account was settled for $18,000. How much loss can Mable deduct and in which year? a.|$2,000 for the current…show more content…
Therefore, the loss is a miscellaneous itemized deduction not subject to the 2%-of-AGI floor. Loss on theft of securities|$5,000 | PTS: 1 REF: p. 7-13 | p. 7-14 23. Alicia was involved in an automobile accident. Her car was used 50% for business and 50% for personal use. The car had originally cost $40,000. At the time of the accident, the car was worth $20,000 and Alicia had taken $8,000 of depreciation. The car was totally destroyed and Alicia had let her car insurance expire. If Alicia’s AGI is $50,000 (before considering the loss), determine her itemized deduction for the casualty loss. a.|$2,100.| b.|$5,900.| c.|$6,100.| d.|$16,900.| e.|None of the above.| ANS: C |Business Use|Personal Use| Cost|$20,000 |$20,000 | Less: depreciation| (8,000)| -0- | Basis|$12,000 |$20,000 | Fair market value|$10,000 |$10,000 | Loss|$12,000 |$10,000 | AGI||$50,000 | Less: Business loss|| (12,000)| Modified AGI||$38,000

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