Donald, a wealthy banker, has a 24-year-old son, Junior, that has struggled to keep a job. In 2018, Junior generated wage income of $17,000. Junior is not a dependent of Donald and Junior’s 2018 tax liability is $500. Donald is considering gifting Junior some funds if he agrees to contribute the gift to an IRA in 2018. What is the maximum amount Donald can give that will not exceed Junior’s maximum Saver’s Credit in 2018?$_______________________

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Donald, a wealthy banker, has a 24-year-old son, Junior, that has struggled to keep a job. In 2018, Junior generated wage income of $17,000. Junior is not a dependent of Donald and Junior’s 2018 tax liability is $500. Donald is considering gifting Junior some funds if he agrees to contribute the gift to an IRA in 2018. What is the maximum amount Donald can give that will not exceed Junior’s maximum Saver’s Credit in 2018?

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Step 1

Calculate the maximum credit available.

Tax liability of person J is considered as the maximum credit available. Hence, the maximum credit available is $500.

Step 2

Calculate the maximum amount of contribution.

Note: Applicable percentage...

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Maximum credit available Maximum amount of contribution Applicable percentage $500 50% = $1,000

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