Hailey is 32 years old and married to Liam. Liam passed away on February 2, 2021. Hailey has not remarried. • Hailey's nine-year-old daughter, Olivia, lived with her the entire year. • Hailey paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home and support for Olivia. • Hailey took a distribution from her traditional IRA in January to pay for her new roof. • Hailey was a full-time high school teacher and earned $45,000 in wages. Hailey purchased supplies including masks and hand sanitizer for her class out of her own pocket totaling $450. • Hailey received a W-2G in the amount of $2,500 from the local casino. • Hailey paid child and dependent care expenses for Olivia while she worked. • Hailey and Olivia are U.S. citizens and have valid Social Security numbers. They lived in the United States for the entire year. • If Hailey is entitled to a refund, she would like to deposit half into her checking account and half into her savings account. Documents from Adelphi Bank and Trust show that the routing number for both accounts is 111000025 and her checking account number is 123456789.25. Hailey is not required to report her gambling winnings on her return. a. True b. False 26. Hailey’s most advantageous filing status is: a. Head of Household b. Married Filing Jointly c. Married Filing Separately d. Qualifying Surviving Spouse (QSS) 27. Hailey must pay an additional 10% tax on the early distribution from her IRA. a. True b. False 28. Hailey qualifies for which of the following credits? a. Child Tax Credit b. Child and Dependent Care Credit c. Both a and b d. Neither a nor b 29. Hailey should use Form _________ to split her refund between her savings and checking accounts. 30. What amount can Hailey claim as an adjustment to income for the supplies she purchased out of pocket? a. $0 b. $250 c. $300 d. $450

25. False. Hailey is required to report all of her income, including gambling winnings, on her tax return. 26. d. Qualifying Surviving Spouse (QSS). Hailey can use this status because her spouse died in the previous year and she has a dependent child. 27. False. Generally, there is a 10% additional tax on early distributions from an IRA. However, there are exceptions, such as when the distribution is used for certain qualified expenses, which may include expenses for repairs to a principal residence due to a casualty if Hailey meets the requirements. 28. c. Both a and b. Hailey qualifies for the Child Tax Credit because she has a qualifying child, and she may also qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit because she incurred expenses for the care of her daughter while she worked. 29. Hailey should use Form 8888, "Allocation of Refund," to split her refund between her savings and checking accounts. 30. b. $250. Educators can deduct up to $250 of unreimbursed business expenses for classroom supplies, including protective equipment and cleaning supplies for COVID-19 prevention, as an adjustment to income.

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