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    Nondeductibility of alimony
    Catnip - 07/1/2020, 11:11 pm
    I reviewed the Reminder in 2019 Publication 17 that speaks to this new rule; but does this mean it can never be deducted or there is a separate process to be applied in the subsequent tax year?
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    There is no correct answer.
    Inyoung-71001 - 06/17/2020, 2:54 am
    Why municipal bond interest is included from gross income? This is not a mutual fund interest.
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    Will to sister
    Chauncey-85452 - 05/31/2020, 10:43 am
    Why is the$75,000 value of the will left to her sister is not included as a gift tax of $60,000 (75000-15000)? The car was included as $22,000(37000-15000)?
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    Arrangement of Questions
    Paresh-34958 - 05/17/2020, 5:31 pm
    How are the questions organized. Whether these have been organized topic wise or Enrolled Agent Exams? I am looking for Individual taxation paper only. Maximum question papers. Thanks in advance for your reply
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    This sentence is incorrect I believe
    user-22945 - 05/7/2020, 1:10 am
    “If married at end of year, the smaller of taxpayer or a spouse’s earned income for the year”
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    Home improvement and depreciable asset
    Niyi-Oluini-41018 - 03/27/2020, 7:44 pm
    The question did nor indicate if the outdoor porch is detached from the house, if the porch is a constitutes improvement to the main home, why is that not part of the house, and an addition to property value? Why is it being treated as a separate asset?
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    ALE's and Minimum Insurance Coverage
    Niyi-Oluini-41018 - 03/23/2020, 5:35 pm
    How did you arrive at the number 30, regarding employees not covered by the ALE, is there a IRS ruling for ALE's that supports your calculation of deducting 30 from 56, hence the coverage for 26 employee?
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    Question about DNI and actual amount distributed
    Sejoon - 03/22/2020, 12:32 pm
    In the question above, the question mentions that the actual amount distributed was $7000. Then why would the beneficiary report the income as $8000(the DNI amount) when he or she has actually received $7000?
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    IRA deductions
    user-27006 - 02/18/2020, 5:11 pm
    It seems that the following in the EXPLANATION must be corrected: "and their MAGI is $189,000 or less (assuming all other requirements are met) for 2016."
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