complete the federal individual income tax return forms for Magdalena Schmitz for the 2014 tax year

Please complete the federal individual income tax return forms for Magdalena Schmitz for the 2014 tax year. Ignore the requirement to attach the form(s) W-2 to the front page of the Form 1040.

I expect you to complete the following forms: Form 1040, Schedule A (Form 1040), Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Schedule C (Form 1040), Schedule SE (Form 1040), Form 2441, Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Form 8863, and Form 3903. NO OTHER FORMS ARE REQUIRED. You must locate the forms on your own. They must be 2014 forms. I suggest going to You may print the forms out and complete them by hand, or you may figure out a way to complete them on a computer. It does not matter to me.

The following is all the information you need to complete this project.

Magdalena Schmitz has undergone some major changes in her life recently. In 2012, at the age of 46, her husband, Roger, passed away. Magdalena has not remarried as of the end of 2014. Magdalena currently lives in Bedford, Pennsylvania. She was living in Pittsburgh when her husband passed away but she moved back to her childhood home so she could get help from her family raising her children. Magdalena was employed in Pittsburgh early in 2014 but left that job and relocated 100 miles away to pursue a life and start her new job. Magdalena has three children (ages as of the end of the year): Alyssa (23), Tyler (16), and Connor (11). Magdalena would like to determine her federal income tax under the filing status that is most advantageous for her.

Magdalena reported the following information:

  • Magdalena’s social security number is 294-83-2845
  • Alyssa’s social security number is 824-84-8456
  • Tyler’s social security number is 824-34-9584
  • Connor’s social security number is 824-56-2984
  • Magdalena’s mailing address is 623 S Liberty Road Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522

Alyssa is single and a full-time graduate student at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) (EIN 33-9876543). PSU’s address is 1250 Happy Valley, State College, PA 16801. She received her bachelor’s degree the year her father passed away. This year represents her fifth year of higher education schooling. Alyssa works part-time in State College to help with some of her living expenses. Alyssa earned $2,300 in gross income during the year. Magdalena provided and paid for rent, books, tuition, food, clothes, medicine, and other support items for Alyssa that were valued at $12,700 for the year. PSU provided Alyssa with a Form 1098-T at year end.

Alyssa’s higher education expenses for her university studies were as follows:

Tuition $6,500

Books $2,000

In order to permit Magdalena to maintain a full-time job, Connor attends a day care program after school five days a week. During the year, Magdalena paid the day care operator $4,250 for Connor’s care.

The name of the day care provider is:

Horizon Day Care

452 S. Patriot Road

Bedford, PA 15522


Magdalena incurred the following moving-related expenses during the year:

Household items $3,200

Meals in transit 150

House hunting trip 1,350

In addition she drove her car the 100 miles to Bedford as part of the move. Her previous workplace was located 10 miles from the previous home she was renting and her new job is exactly 100 miles away from her prior residence.

Magdalena’s W-2 for the year reported the following:

Company Gross Wages Federal Income Tax Withholding State Income Tax Withholding
Juniata Development Corporation $48,435 $800 $700
Pittsburgh Real Estate $2,450 $200 $125

Magdalena’s employers withheld all applicable and appropriate payroll taxes.

On January 1st of last year, Magdalena started a photography business in which she takes bridal and wedding photographs. She does not do any of the professional printing. However, she provides all of the original negatives to her clients on a USB drive as part of her service. This unique service along with her skill and reputation has allowed her to earn additional money on the weekends primarily in the summer to help support her daughter in college. Magdalena rents all of the camera equipment from a friend and does not currently own any equipment herself. The photography business uses the cash method of accounting. The business did not have any obligation to file a Form 1099 to any payee during the year. Magdalena reported the following revenue and expenses for her business for the year:

Gross Revenue $6,500

Photographic supplies $ 430

Camera rental $1,250

Magdalena Schmitz also received the following during the year:

Life Insurance Payment-Mutual Life (Mother’s passing) $150,000

Cash gift from her father $ 5,000

Interest income-First Bank of Bedford $ 310

Interest income-General Electric Bond $ 3,200

Interest income-Bedford School District Municipal Bond $ 2,500

Interest income-Johnstown Rural Improvement District Bond $ 1,300

PA state income tax refund* $ 325

*(Refund was from prior year state tax she paid last year. Magdalena deducted all of her state taxes as itemized deductions, and received full tax benefit for the deductions, on her federal tax return last year).

Magdalena paid or incurred the following expenses during the year:

Dentist (unreimbursed by insurance) $1,500

Doctors (unreimbursed by insurance) $ 475

Prescriptions (unreimbursed by insurance) $ 255

Real property taxes on residence $ 950

Vehicle registration fee based upon age of vehicle $ 175

Mortgage interest on principal residence (Form 1098 received) $6,845

Contribution to the American Lung Association $ 500

Contribution to the Habitat for Humanity $1,000

Contribution to Methodist Church of PA $3,000

Contribution to Penn State University $ 500

Magdalena wants to contribute to the Presidential Election Campaign. She would like to receive a refund (if any) of any tax she may have overpaid for the year. Her preferred method of receiving the refund is by check.



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