Betsy receives a salary of $50,000 from her employer (a retail clothing store) and several fringe benefits. Her employer pays premiums of $300 for her $40,000 group term life insurance coverage and pays $2,400 for medical insurance premiums. Her employer provides dependent care facilities (where she places her young children while she is at work) valued at $4,500 per year. Her employer also allows employees to purchase clothing (the employer's inventory) at 50% off the retail sales price (which is 5% more than the employer's cost). During the year, Betsy purchases clothing with a retail value of $10,000 for $5,000. In addition to her salary, how much must Betsy include in gross income?
Gross income is any and all income received by the taxpayer. The formula is as follows:
Income from whatever source
The fringe ...
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