Martin S. Albert (Social Security number 111-11-1111) is 39 years old and is married to Michele R. Albert (Social Security number 123-45-6789). The Alberts live at 512 Ferry Road, Newport News, VA 23601. They file a joint return and have two dependent children, Charlene, age 17, and Jordan, age 18. Charlene’s Social Security number is 123-45-6788, and Jordan’s Social Security number is 123-45-6787. In 2014, Martin and Michele has the following transactions:
A) Martin received $120,000 in salary from Red Steel Corporation, where he is a construction engineer. Withholding for Federal income tax was $10,750. The amounts withheld for FICA taxes were as follows: $7,049 ($113,700 x 6.2%) for Social Security and $1,740 ($120,000 x 1.5%) for Medicare. Martin worked in Mexico from January1, 2013 until February 15, 2014. His $120,000 salary for 2014 includes $18,000 he earned from January and one-half of February 2015 while working in Mexico.
B) Martin and Michele received $800 in qualified dividends on Green, Inc. stock and $400 interest on Montgomery County (Virginia) school bonds.
C) Martin received $2,300 interest from Bahamian bank account.
D) Michele received 50 shares of Applegate Corporation common stock as a stock dividend. The shares had a fair market value of $2,500 at the time Michele received them, and she did not have the option of receiving cash.
E) Martin and Michele received a $1,200 refund on their 2013 Virginia income taxes. Their itemized deductions in 2013 totaled $14,000.
F) Martin paid $6,600 alimony to his former wife, Rose T. Morgan (Social Security number 123-45-6786).
G) Martin and Michele kept the receipts for their sales taxes paid of $1,100.
H) Martin and Michele’s itemized deductions were as follows:
State income tax paid and withheld totaled $5,100
Real Estate taxes on their principal residence were $3,700
Mortgage interest on their principal residence was $2,500
Cash contributions to the church totaled $2,800
Part 1- (Tax Computation) Compute the Albert’s net tax payable (or refund due) for 2015.