TAX RETURN PROBLEM Roberta Santos, age 41, is single and lives at


Roberta Santos, age 41, is single and lives at 120 Sanborne Avenue, Salt lake City, Utah 84701. Her Social Security number is 123-45-6780. Roberta has been divorced from her former husband, Wayne for three years. She has a son, Jason, who is 17, and a daughter, June, who is 18. Jason’s Social Security number is 111-11-1112, and June’s is 123-45-6788. Roberta has never owned or used any virtual currency. She does not want to contribute $3 to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Roberta received the appropriate recovery rebates (economic impact payments) in 2020 and 2021.

Roberta, an advertising executive, earned a salary from ABC Advertising of $120,000 in 2020. Her employer withheld $19,000 in Federal income tax and $4,400 in state income tax.

Roberta has legal custody of Jason and June. The divorce decree provides that Roberta is to receive the dependency deductions for the children. Jason lives with his father during summer vacation. Wayne indicates that his expenses for Jason are $5,500. Roberta can document that she spent $8,500 for Jason’s support during 2020. In prior years, Roberta gave a signed Form 8332 to Wayne regarding Jason. For 2020, she has decided not to do so. Roberta provides all of June’s support. Roberta’s mother died on January 7, 2020. Roberta inherited assets worth $625,000 from her mother. As the sole beneficiary of her mother’s life insurance policy, Roberta received insurance proceeds of $300,000. Her mother’s cost basis for the life insurance policy was $120,000. Roberta’s favorite aunt gave her $13,000 for her birthday in October of 2020.

On November 8, 2020, Roberta sells for $22,000 Amber stock that she had purchased for $24,000 from her first cousin. Walt, on December 5, 2015. Walt’s cost basis for the stock was $26,000. On December 1, 2020 Roberta sold Falcon stock for $13,500. She had acquired the stock on July 2, 2016 for $8,000.

An examination of Roberta’s records reveals that she received the following:

Interest income of $2,500 from First Savings Bank.

Groceries valued at $750 from Kroger Groceries for being the lucky 100,000th customer.

Qualified dividend income of $1,800 from Amber.

Interest income of $3,750 on City of Springfield school bonds.

Child support of 16,000 from Wayne.

Distribution of $4,800 from ST Partnership (Employer Identification Number: 46-4567893), Her distributive share of the partnership passive taxable income was $5,300. She had no prior passive activity losses. Assume that the qualified business income deduction applies and the W-2 wage limitation does not.

From her checkbook records, she determines that she made the following payment during 2020:

Charitable contributions of $4,500 to First Presbyterian Church and $1,500 to the American Red Cross (proper receipts obtained).

Payment of $5,000 to ECM Hospital for the medical expenses she paid on behalf of a

friend from work.

Mortgage interest on her residence of $7,800 to Peoples Bank.

Property taxes of $3,200 on her residence and $1,100 (ad valorem tax) on her car.

$800 for landscaping expenses for residence.

Estimated Federal income taxes of $2,800 and estimated state income taxes of $1,000.

Medical expenses of $5,000 for her and $800 for Jason. In December of 2020, her medical insurance policy reimbursed $1,500 of her medical expenses.

A $1,000 ticket for parking in a handicapped space.

Attorney’s fees of $500 associated with unsuccessfully contesting the parking ticket.

Contribution of $250 to the campaign of a candidate for governor.

Because she did not maintain records of the sales tax she paid, she calculates the amount from the sales tax table to be $1,808.

Prepare Roberta’s federal income tax return for 2020. Use all appropriate forms and schedules.