Explore BrainMass
Share

Discuss exemptions, constructive receipt, for/from AGI, Tax

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Provide very general explanation (to readers who have never heard of these terms) about the following topics:

1.- discuss the concept of DEPENDENCY EXEMPTION as it applies to the income tax of individuals
2.- discuss the concept of CONSTRUCTIVE RECEIPT as it applies to the income tax of individuals
3.- for individual tax purposes, what is the distinction between deduction FOR adjusted gross income and deduction FROM adjusted gross income important?
4.- discuss the distinction between TREASURY REGULATIONS and REVENUE RULINGS and the role each plays
5.- discuss what is covered by the term TAX LAW and the relative importance of its components.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 9:53 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/business/business-law/discuss-exemptions-constructive-receipt-for-from-agi-tax-200962

Solution Preview

1. The dependency exemption represents an amount which can be deducted from income of a taxpayer. The taxpayer must comply with rules used to qualify a person as a dependent of another. If the dependent meets the tests, the taxpayer is allowed to claim the dependent as a valid deduction on his tax return. Common dependents are children of the taxpayers, but the list of dependent types is longer. For example, if a taxpayer supports his elderly parent who has little or no income, that parent can become a dependent on the taxpayer's tax return.

2. Constructive receipt is a doctrine used to determine when certain income is taxable to a taxpayer. It usually has to do with income that the taxpayer has not yet received. The doctrine states that if a taxpayer has the right to receive the money, even if he chooses not to, the income is ...

Solution Summary

In a 576 word, cited solution, the response gives a clear and concise explanation of the terms requested.

$2.19