Mark owns his home and has a $250,000 mortgage related to his purchase of the residence. When his da

 
   

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Mark owns his home and has a $250,000 mortgage related to his purchase of the residence. When his daughter went to college in the fall of 2018, he borrowed $20,000 through a home equity loan on his house to help pay for her education. The interest expense on the main mortgage is $15,000, and the interest expense on the home equity loan is $1,500. How much of the interest is deductible as an itemized deduction? is not deductible. is deductible because the $
Barbara donates a painting that she purchased three years ago for $8,000, to a university for display in the president's office. The fair market value of the painting on the date of the gift is $14,000. If Barbara had sold the painting, the difference between the sales price and her cost would have been a long-term capital gain. How much is Barbara's charitable contribution deduction for this donation? is deductible because the painting put to a use directly related to the organization's primary purpose. In June of 2018, Maureen's house is vandalized during a long-term power failure after a hurricane hit the city. The president of the United States declares Maureen's city a disaster area as a result of the wide-scale vandalism. In which tax year may Maureen take her casualty loss deduction? because