A Taxing Question Last year, Shirley, a single college student, made $12,500 in total wages, salaries, and tips. She had $1,200 of federal income tax withheld. Her taxable interest was $59. No one was able to claim Shirley as a dependent on his or her tax return.
Calculate Given the information above, use Form 1040EZ in Figure 12.4 on pages 394 and 395 and the corresponding tax table in Figure 12.5 on page 397 to determine whether Shirley will owe the government money or will obtain a refund. How much money will she owe, or how much will her refund be?