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Subject: Re: FLASH: [OT] Tax Deductible Work?
From: Mike Grove
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 17:06:39 +0100

<devil's advocate>
Not the time, but the value of the actual art files... like they were a
painting or illustration. We know an artist who has been doing this for a
number of years with paintings. Why would a Freehand or Illustrator file be
any different? It's just a different medium.
</devil's advocate>


At 9:47 AM -0500 3/30/1999, Brad Merritt wrote these words of wisdom:

>At 08:36 AM 3/30/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hi, everyone.....
>>This past year, we wound up doing a pretty fair amount of work for free for
>>a charity that we support. Logo recreation, mastheads for newsletters, etc
>>(for web and print), and someone suggested that we should deduct the work
>>on our U.S. Federal Income Taxes. Our accountant seems to think that we
>>could only deduct materials (disks, shipping costs) and not services, which
>>wouldn't amount to anything since we worked via email and FTP. We live in a
>>rural area, and have to wonder if he just doesn't understand that digital
>>work is not some ethereal thing, but the equivalent of old-fashioned
>>mechanicals that were photographed and printed - something tangible.
>>Does anyone know the answer or a source on the web where we might find it?
>Your accountant is correct, you cannot deduct your time. I tried the same
>Brad Merritt

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