Well I started putting together my taxes via TurboTax. I used to pay a pretty penny to have those done. No easy task, last year the whole printout was 72 pages long. I sent it via the internet and got a rebate in a week. Besides I usually get a couple of gift cards from Best-Buy each Christmas, so I only spend about $20.
Speaking of taxes, back in the day, pictures on TheWeirdcrap.com were stolen from the web. But since we have millions of visitors, I can’t do that anymore. I legally purchased the photos used in the genre sections of MyStrangeStories.com with money obtained by TheWeirdcrap.com.
How is this related to taxes you may ask?
This year, for the first time, TheWeirdcrap.com and MyStrangeStories.com has a couple of sponsors. Together, they actually pay for the money I spend on domain names, server space and what-not. I legally claimed the site as a hobby that pays for itself.
Since the inspiration for the site has always been fueled by drunken stupors, I decided to fill out IRS form 6478 as a deduction for TheWeirdcrap.com. Apparently you can get a deduction if alcohol is used as a fuel in your business. Since MyStrangeStories and TheWeirdcrap.com are both fueled by alcohol, I included receipts for all the beer I consume. It really ads up! Spending about $50 a month, I should be able to deduct about $6000.
And now you know.
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