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You are currently working at a mid-sized certified public accounting firm. Your client is Bob Jones. Bob, age 60 and single, has recently retired from IBM. He has $690,000 available in his 401(k) fund and he is thinking of using that money to open a used car business that will be located at 210 Ocean View Drive in Pensacola, Florida. Bob has estimated that the business might make $300,000 in taxable income. Bob’s personal wealth including investments in land, stocks, and bonds is about $14,000,000. He reported an interest income of $20,000 and dividend income of $6,000 last year. The $14,000,000 includes land worth $9,000,000 that Bob bought in 1966 for $450,000. He is also considering transferring a possible 40% interest in his new business to his daughter Mandy, age 23 and single.
Based on your recommendation to the client regarding proprietorship, taxable income, and sale of land, complete the appropriate tax schedules and forms described below.
A. Prepare the appropriate page of Form 1040 and include the sale of the client’s land on the appropriate tax schedule and form for the recommended business entity. Be certain to complete each tax schedule and form accurately and completely.
B. Prepare the appropriate schedule and tax forms to reflect taxable income based on your calculations and the disposition of asset. Be certain to complete each tax schedule and form accurately and completely.
C. Illustrate how creative problem solving and versatility of thought impact professional advice that you intended to result in the best economic solutions for the client. Consider providing real-world examples to support your claims.