Chapter e: practice set assignments—comprehensive tax return problems

Chapter E: Practice Set Assignments—Comprehensive Tax Return Problems Problem 7—Gift Tax (Form 709) Book Title: Comprehensive Volume Printed By: Paul Cox ([email protected]) © 2016 Cengage Learning, Cengage Learning Prolem 7—Gift Tax (Form 709) James A. and Ella R. Polk, ages 70 and 65, are retired physicians who live at 13319 Taylorcrest Street, Houston, Texas 77079. Their three adult children (Benjamin Polk, Michael Polk, and Olivia Turner) are mature and responsible persons. The Polks have heard that the Obama administration has proposed lowering the Federal gift tax exclusion from $5.25 million to $3 million. Although this change may not occur, the Polks feel they should take advantage of the more generous exclusion available under existing law. Thus, in 2014, the Polks make transfers of many of their high value investments. These and other gifts made during 2014 are summarized below. Donor Aet Tranfer Jame lla Condominium located in Conroe (TX) acquired in 1999, cot $1.2 million, to enjamin, Michael, and Olivia a equal tenant in common. $1,900,000 $1,900,000 Office uilding, located in Round Rock (TX) uilt in 2001, cot $1.8 million, to enjamin, Michael, and Olivia a equal tenant in common. 2,300,000 2,300,000 Vacation ranch in andera (TX) inherited  Jame from hi father in 1996, value then $900,000, to enjamin, Michael, and Olivia a equal joint tenant with right of urvivorhip. 2,600,000 –0– lla ued her eparate propert to reimure her father (Alan Roert) for hi heart pa operation. –0– 82,000 Paid for daughter’ (Olivia’) wedding to John Turner 20,000 20,000 Jame ued hi eparate propert to purchae a new automoile (MW) a a graduation preent (from medical chool) for hi favorite niece (Carol Polk) 42,000 –0– 4/14/2016 Print Preview http://ng.cengage.com/static/nb/ui/index.html?nbId=173142&nbNodeId=49766822&eISBN=9781305395275#!&parentId=49766930 2/2 Prepare 2014 gift tax returns (Form 709) for both of the Polks. A § 2513 election to split gifts is made. The Polks have made no taxable gifts in prior years. Relevant Social Security numbers are 123-45-6789 (James) and 123-45-6788 (Ella). Chapter E: Practice Set Assignments—Comprehensive Tax Return Problems Problem 7—Gift Tax (Form 709) Book Title: Comprehensive Volume Printed By: Paul Cox ([email protected]) © 2016 Cengage Learning, Cengage Learning © 2016 Cengage Learning Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this work may by reproduced or used in any form or by any means – graphic, electronic, or mechanical, or in any other manner – without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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