Corporate Tax Return Problem

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Corporate Tax Return Problem 1 Required: Complete Alvin’s Music Inc.’s (AMI) 2011 Form 1120, Schedule D, and Schedule G (if applicable) (in PDF format or paper scanned from IRS website) using the information provided below. Neither Form 4562 for depreciation nor Form 4797 for the sale of the equipment is required. Include the amount of tax depreciation and the tax gain on the equipment sale given in the problem (or determined from information given in the problem) on the appropriate lines on the first page of Form 1120. Page C-14 Assume that AMI does not owe any alternative minimum tax. If any information is missing, use reasonable assumptions to fill in the gaps. The forms, schedules, and instructions can be found at the IRS Web site (Internal Revenue Service). The instructions can be helpful in completing the forms.


Alvin’s Music Inc. (AMI) was formed in 2006 by Alvin Jones and Theona Smith. Alvin and Theona officially incorporated their store on June 12, 2007. AMI sells (retail) all kinds of music-related products including musical instruments, sheet music, CDs, and DVDs. Alvin owns 60 percent of the outstanding common stock of AMI and Theona owns the remaining 40 percent. AMI is located at 355 Music Way, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. AMI’s Employer Identification Number is 29-5748859. AMI’s business activity is retail sales of music-related products. Its business activity code is 451140.

Officers of the corporation are as follows:

Alvin is the chief executive officer and president (Social Security number 123-45-6789). Theona is the executive vice president (Social Security number 978-65-4321). Gwen Givens is the vice president over operations (Social Security number 789-12-3456). Carlson Bannister is the secretary (Social Security number 321-54-6789). All officers devote 100 percent of their time to the business and all officers are U.S. citizens. Neither Gwen nor Carlson owns any stock in AMI. AMI uses the accrual method of accounting and has a calendar year-end. AMI made four equal estimated tax payments of $70,000 each. Its tax liability last year was $175,000. If it has overpaid its federal tax liability, AMI would like to receive a refund. AMI paid a dividend of $80,000 to its shareholders on December 1. AMI had ample earnings and profits (E&P) to absorb the distribution. The following is AMI’s audited income statement for 2011: AMI Income Statement For year ending December 31, 2011 Revenue from sales $3,420,000 Sales returns and allowances (40,000) Cost of goods sold (834,000) Gross profit from operations $2,546,000

Other income:

Capital gains 8,000 Gain from disposition of fixed assets 2,000 Dividend income 12,000 Interest income 15,000 Gross Income $2,583,000 AMI Income Statement For year ending December 31, 2011 Expenses: Compensation (1,300,000) Depreciation (20,000) Bad debt expense (15,000) Meals and entertainment (5,000) Maintenance (5,000) Charitable donations (27,000) Property taxes (45,000) State income taxes (60,000) Other taxes (56,000) Interest (62,000) Advertising (44,000) Professional services (32,000) Pension expense (40,000) Supplies (6,000) Other expenses (38,000) Total expenses (1,755,000) Income before taxes 828,000 Federal income tax expense (260,000) Net Income after taxes $ 568,000 Page C-15


AMI has a capital loss carryover to this year from last year in the amount of $5,000. AMI’s inventory-related purchases during the year were $1,134,000. AMI values its inventory based on cost using the FIFO inventory cost flow method. Assume the rules of §263A do not apply to AMI. Of the $15,000 interest income, $2,500 was from a City of Fremont bond that was used to fund public activities (issued in 2007), $3,500 was from a Pleasanton city bond used to fund private activities (issued in 2006), $3,000 was from a U.S. Treasury bond, and the remaining $6,000 was from a money market account. AMI sold equipment for $10,000. It originally purchased the equipment for $12,000 and, through the date of the sale, had recorded a cumulative total of $4,000 of book depreciation on the asset and a cumulative total of $6,000 of tax depreciation. For tax purposes, the entire gain was recaptured as ordinary income under §1245. AMI’s dividend income came from Simon’s Sheet Music. AMI owned 15,000 shares of the stock in Simon’s Sheet Music (SSM) at the beginning of the year. This represented 15 percent of the SSM outstanding stock. On July 22, 2011, AMI sold 2,500 shares of its Simon’s Sheet Music Stock for $33,000. It had originally purchased these shares on April 24, 2006, for $25,000. After the sale, AMI owned 12.5 percent of Simon’s Sheet Music.

AMI’s compensation is as follows:

Alvin $210,000 Theona $190,000 Gwen $110,000 Carlson $90,000 Other $700,000 AMI wrote off $10,000 in accounts receivable as uncollectible during the year. Regular tax depreciation was $31,000. None of the depreciation should be claimed on Form 1125A. Page C-16 Of the $62,000 of interest expense, $56,000 was from the mortgage on AMI’s building and the remaining $6,000 of interest is from business-related loans. The pension expense is the same for both book and tax purposes. Other expenses include $3,000 for premiums paid on term life insurance policies for which AMI is the beneficiary. The policies cover the lives of Alvin and Theona.

The following are AMI’s audited balance sheets as of January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. 2011 January 1 December 31 Assets Cash $ 240,000 $ 171,000 Accounts receivable 600,000 700,000 Allowance for doubtful accounts (35,000) (40,000) Inventory 1,400,000 1,700,000 U.S. government bonds 50,000 50,000 State and local bonds 140,000 140,000 Investments in stock 300,000 275,000 Building and other depreciable assets 1,500,000 1,600,000 Accumulated depreciation (200,000) (216,000) Land 900,000 900,000 Other assets 250,000 270,000 Total assets $5,145,000 $5,550,000 Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity Accounts payable $ 250,000 $ 220,000 Other current liabilities 125,000 120,000 Mortgage 800,000 790,000 Other liabilities 200,000 162,000 Capital stock 600,000 600,000 Retained earnings 3,170,000 3,658,000 Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $5,145,000 $5,550,000

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