Stacy Lee Gonce - Page 3

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               Petitioner received a bachelor of education degree from                
          Western Washington University in 1999 and was employed as a                 
          teacher during the years in issue.  Mr. Gonce has a high school             
          general equivalency diploma and worked in the sale of automobile            
          parts business during the years in issue.                                   
               To supplement their income, petitioner and Mr. Gonce worked            
          separate newspaper routes in 1998 and 1999.  In 2000 and 2001,              
          Mr. Gonce continued to work his newspaper route.  Mr. Gonce                 
          received nonemployee compensation of approximately $10,000                  
          annually for the years 1998 through 2001 for his newspaper route.           
          Petitioner received nonemployee compensation of $7,675 in 1998              
          and $2,829 in 1999 for her newspaper route, which she                       
          discontinued sometime in 1999.  Neither petitioner nor Mr. Gonce            
          reported any of the income they received in 1998 and 1999 with              
          regard to their respective newspaper routes on their returns for            
          those years.  Mr. Gonce did report income from his newspaper                
          route for 2000 and 2001, but respondent assessed an                         
          understatement of tax attributable to income related to                     
          Mr. Gonce’s newspaper route for 2001.                                       
               During the years in issue, petitioner and Mr. Gonce                    
          maintained a joint bank account.  Petitioner’s and Mr. Gonce’s              
          regular paychecks and the compensation from their respective                
          newspaper routes were deposited into the joint bank account.  All           
          household bills and the mortgage payments on the Gonces’ house              

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