Lane, a single taxpayer, received $160,000 in salary, $15,000 in income from an S corporation in which Lane does not materially participate, and a $35,000 passive loss from a real estate rental activity in which Lane materially participated. Lane's modified adjusted gross income was $165,000. What amount of the real estate rental activity loss was deductible?
According to the key, the answer is B.
I thought that to calculate how much of the allowed $25,000 to be phased out, we take the difference the AGI over $100 and multiple by .5. If the amount exceeds the $25,000 then none of the $25K can be used. If the AGI given is $165, then $65K x .5= $32.5K which exceeds the $25K available so none can be taken.