tax return form1040
Chance D. Parkman, born April 3, 1988, is a single tax payer who works at the local high school. He lives at 1428 Elm Street, Springfield, Ohio. His Social Security number is 919-66-9999. Chance earned $40,000 in wages and had $3,500 withheld in federal income taxes; both items were reported to him on his W-2. He also earned $10 interest from First Bank of Springfield (IL) on his savings account. This amount was reported to him on his December 2018 bank statement. He had full year health coverage from his employment in the Springfield City School System. Chance would like $3 to go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, although he has no idea what that is. He would like any refund he may receive to be deposited into his checking account. Chance’s account number is 789654123. He cannot remember the routing number for his bank. He would like for you, his professional tax preparer and CPA, to deal with the IRS for him if needed with regards to his 2018 tax return.
Chance has a great deal of questions about the changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and how those changes affect him personally. It would be really helpful for him to see his 2018 information prepared under 2017 rules.
Please prepare Chance’s 2018 Form 1040 and any required schedules.
In addition, please prepare Chance’s 2017 Form 1040 (pages 1 and 2 only) for comparison purposes, assuming the personal exemption amount and standard deduction amounts for 2018 are the same as 2017 amounts.
The assignment should be stapled and assembled in the correct IRS order, with the attached cover sheet on the front, the 2018 return and the 2017 return at the back. Please include the names of everyone you worked with to complete the return. This assignment is due on January 31 at 2:30pm. All tax return assignments are to be turned in on paper. Any electronic (Word or Excel) file used to help you prepare the return should be turned in on paper with the return and electronically through Canvas.
I would highly recommend using the Form 1040 instructions to help with the forms if you have questions about what goes on what line.