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List of five employers of choice: Company Image, Respected Leadership, Caring of People, Growth and Opportunity, Compensation and Benefits. Using the list of five employers of choice, visit the websites of three companies (choose any three). Analyze them for the employer choices listed. Develop a chart to show how well each firm meets the employers' choice. Rank the three companies based off the information you acquired and which one is your top choice. Write a response using APA format explaining how you chose to rank them.

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Title: Employers of Choice

The list of five employers of choice based on company image, respected leadership, caring of people, growth and opportunity, compensation and benefits are Recreational Equipment (REI), Boston Consulting Group, SAS Institute, Wegmans Food Markets, and NetApp.

Visited the sites of three companies, these are Boston Consulting Group, Wegmans Food Markets, and NetApp. Based on the information contained in the websites, I rated each company for company image, respected leadership, caring of people, growth and opportunity, compensation and benefits. For each attribute I rated them on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 represents the lowest score and 10 represents the highest score. For each of the five attributes, I assigned a rating to each company based on the information found on the company's website. For example, in case of NetApp for company image, I gave it a rating of 4 out of 10. Similarly, in case of Boston Consulting Group, I rated ...

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Practice problems, see file attached.

Question 1: Merle furnishes more than 50% of the support of her son and daughter-in-law, who live with her. If the son and daughter-in-law file a joint return, then Merle might be able to claim them as dependents under certain circumstances.
A. True
B. False

Question 2: Albert is in the 33 percent marginal tax bracket. On a particular Saturday, he had planned to paint a room in his house, but his employer requested that he work that day. Because Albert had to work, it was necessary for him to hire a painter. By working and hiring a painter, Albert will:
A. Have an after-tax economic loss if his employer pays him $200 and the painter charges $120 for labor.
B. Have an after-tax economic gain if his employer pays him $180 and the painter charges $140 for labor.
C. Have an after-tax economic loss if his employer pays him $150 and the painter charges $100 for labor.
D. Have an after-tax economic gain if his employer pays him $200 and the painter charges $120 for labor.
E. None of the above.

Question 3: Tommy is an automobile mechanic who works for an auto dealership, but he is considering opening a fast food franchise. If Tommy decides not to acquire the fast food franchise, the investigation expenses are:
A. Classified as a deduction for AGI
B. Classified as a deduction from AGI, subject to the 2 percent floor
C. Classified as a deduction from AGI, not subject to the 2 percent floor
D. Not deductible
E. None of the above

Question 4: Earl entertains one of his clients on January 1 of the current year. Expenses paid by Earl are as follows:
Cab fare $ 22
Cover charge at supper club 40
Dinner at club 190
Tips to waiter 38
Presuming proper substantiation, Earl's deduction is:
A. $126
B. $136
C. $145
D. $156
E. None of the above

Question 5: For purposes of computing the deduction for qualified residence interest, a qualified residence includes the taxpayer's principal residence and one other residence of the taxpayer or spouse.
A. True
B. False

Question 6: Ken's AGI is $90,000. He contributed $72,000 in cash to a public charity. What is Ken's charitable contribution deduction for AMT purposes?
A. $18,000
B. $27,000
C. $45,000
D. $70,000
E. None of the above

Question 7: Carol has a tentative general business credit of $110,000 for 2007. Her net income tax is $125,000, her net regular tax liability before the general business credit is $125,000, and her tentative minimum tax is $100,000. She has no other tax credits. What is Carol's allowable general business credit for the year?
A. $110,000
B. $15000
C. $100,000
D. $25,000
E. None of the above

Question 8: Which of the following decreases adjusted basis?
A. Amortization of bond premium
B. A corporate distribution to a shareholder treated as a return of capital in which gain is recognized to the shareholder
C. Depreciation
D. Only A and B
E. A, B, and C

Question 9: Rea is a songwriter. She wrote a song, copyrighted it, and sold it for $10,000 cash. The song had a zero tax basis. The purchaser was a national song brokerage company. Rea is in the business of songwriting. The $10,000 received by Rea is:
A. Long-term capital gain
B. Short-term capital gain
C. Ordinary income
D. Excludible from gross income
E. None of the above

Question 10: Jerome is considering making a $30,000 investment in a venture which its promoter promises will generate immediate tax benefits for him. Jerome, who does not anticipate itemizing his deductions, is in the 33% marginal tax bracket. If the investment is of a type that produces a tax credit of 40% of the amount of the expenditure, by how much will Jerome's tax liability decline because of the investment?
a. $-0-.
b. $9,000.
c. $12,000.
d. $30,000.
e. None of the above.

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