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Tax Return Project 1

ACCT 538

Spring 2016


Based on the information provided, you are to complete the appropriate 2014 individual tax form and any supporting schedules/forms for Jonathan Hales. You do not need to prepare a state tax return. You should complete this tax return by hand using the forms available from the IRS website, www.irs.gov. You can use Adobe (or similar program) to type your responses on the forms. You may not use tax return preparation software to assist in preparing the forms. You may find the form instructions helpful in completing this assignment. Please provide a list of assumptions you make, if any. I will grade your return subject to any reasonable assumptions listed. You do not need to calculate AMT.


You are to work on this assignment individually. Working on this assignment or discussing it with others is not permitted. Any collaboration will be considered a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy, which will result in a grade of zero on this assignment and reporting of the violation to the Dean’s office.


Your assignment is due no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 14th. Please include your name in the paid preparer’s box at the bottom of the tax return. You do not need to include a cover page.





Please complete the 2014 federal income tax return for Jonathan Hales.  Be sure to include only required tax forms when completing the tax return.  Ignore the requirement to attach the form(s) W-2 to the front page of the tax return.  If required information is missing, use reasonable assumptions to fill in the gaps.


Jonathan Hales attended State University as a part-time student during the year.  Jonathan lived at home with his parents while working a part-time job.  The following information relates to 2014:


  • Jonathan’s Social Security number is 546-87-9435
  • His mailing address is 123 Spring Lane, Willow, Texas 77521
  • Jonathan is a U.S .citizen
  • Jonathan was single during the entire  year
  • Jonathan turned 19 on July 1
  • Jonathan does not have any children or provide support for anyone but himself
  • Jonathan lived in a room in the basement of his parents’ home for all 12 months of the year
  • For the year Jonathan’s parents provided $8,500 of support including room and board, a car, health insurance, clothing, education, and car insurance.
  • Jonathan was included on his father’s qualified minimum health insurance coverage plan for all 12 months during the year.


Jonathan received the following income during the year:



Gross Wages

Federal Income Tax Withholding

State Income Tax Withholding

The Colony




Rock Climbing, LLC




Community Pool, Inc.





All applicable and appropriate payroll taxes were withheld by his various employers.


Jonathan received $150 in interest income from the First Bank of Texas during the year.  Jonathan did not own, control or manage any foreign bank accounts nor was he a grantor or beneficiary of a foreign trust during the tax year.


Jonathan had no itemized deductions.


Jonathan does not want to contribute to the Presidential Election Campaign.  He would like to receive a refund (if any) of any tax he may have overpaid for the year.  His preferred method of receiving the refund is by check.

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