George Large (SSN 000-11-1111) and his wife Marge Large (000-22-2222)

George Large (SSN 000-11-1111) and his wife Marge Large (000-22-2222) live at 2000 Lakeview Drive, Cleveland, OH 49001 and want to prepare their 2012 income tax return based on the information below:

George Large worked as a salesman for Toyboat, Inc. He received a salary of $80,000 ($8,500 of federal income taxes withheld and $1,800 of state income taxes withheld) plus and expense reimbursement from Toyboat of $5,000 to cover his employee business expenses. George must make an adequate accounting to his employer and return excess reimbursement; none of the reimbursement was related to meals and entertainment.

Additionally, Toyboat provides George with medical insurance worth $7,200 per year. George drove his car a total of $24,000 miles during the year and placed car in service on June 1, 2010. His log indicates that $18,000 miles were for sale calls to customers at the customers’ offices and the remainder was personal mileage. George uses the standard rate method. Assume his business miles were driven evenly during the year

George is a college basketball fan. He purchased two season tickets for a total of $4,000. He takes a customer to every game, and they discuss business before, during and after the games. George also takes clients to business lunches. His log indicates that he spent $1,500 on these business meals. George also took a five day trip to the Toyboat headquarters in Musty, OH.

He was so well prepared that he finished his business in three days, so he spent the other two days sightseeing. He had the following expenses during each of the five days of his trip:

Airfare                $200

Lodging              $85/day

Meals                  $50/day

Taxicabs             $20/day

Marge Large is self-employed. She repair’s rubber toy boats in the basement of their home, which is 25% of the house’s square footage. The business code is 811490. She had the following income and expenses.

Income from rubber toy boat repairs     $15,000

Cost of supplies                                      $ 5,000

Contract labor                                         $ 3,500

Long-distance phone calls – business    $   500

The Large’s home cost a total of $150,000 of which the cost of land was $20,000. The FMV of the house is $225,000. The house is depreciable over a 39 year recovery period. The Larges incurred the following total other expenses:

Utility bills for the house             $2,000

Real estate taxes                        $2,500

Mortgage interest                        $4,500

Cash charitable contributions      $3,500

Required:

Prepare Federal Form 1040, Schedule A , Schedule C and Schedule SE for form 1040 , and Federal Form 2106 and Federal Form 8829 for the income tax year 2012 . (Assume that no estimated taxes were paid by the Larges.)

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