Manic Monday: Tax Write Off

Over at Aff The Fang, Crystal does a weekly assignment that is designed to take the pain of Monday away, if only a bit. This week, we get to write off whatever we want for our taxes.

  1. Nevada. I used Nevada as an example of a place that uses a lot of electricity, therefore it is a work tool. While it’s lost significant value since The Star Trek Experience closed down, I still estimate it’s worth around $1,000,000,000.
  2. One Pilot G2 pen. It’s only about half gone, as I don’t write very much, so I’ll only claim half. 63 cents.
  3. One Silky Terrier. I’ve used this to relieve stress, and as a security system for my home office. $500.
  4. 231,455 cubic feet of oxygen. I’ve used approximately that much to stay alive during my work day. At present market rate, this is worth approximately $15,500.
  5. One truck. Used during the filming of “TruckCam”. Approximate value, $600.
  6. One 2007 Dodge Caravan. Used during filming of “TruckCam” before “TruckCam” was officially titled. Approximate value, $21,400.
  7. 12 months worth of blood pressure medicine. Definitely work related expense. $1,600.
  8. 52 bottles of wine. See reason on item 7. $1,000.
  9. Several metric tons of coffee grounds. $12,000.
  10. Last but not least, I’m claiming the Internet on my tax deductions. I use it constantly. Based on RIAA and MPAA pricing for the value of audio and video content on the Internet, I estimate the Internet is worth approximately $342,230,423,232,004,327,242,000,234.43

6 thoughts on “Manic Monday: Tax Write Off

  1. I am assuming you could do a Canadian tax return as well…We could substitute Vancouver for Nevada, and beer for the wine…and we are all set.

  2. I think we should get a tax deduction for lack of sleep, then we could quit trying so hard to get our fair share, and still come out ahead.

  3. Here’s my write-off or rather my “Where’s my money?” rant. I don’t know if they have a thing like this in the US, but here in Canada we have a Child Tax Benefit or more commonly called “Baby Bonus”. This is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18. Then, fairly recently the gov’t came up with this idea – Universal Child Care Benefit or as I call it “The child-free people get screwed”. The Canada Revenue Agency (our version of the IRS) says this on their website “The UCCB is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child.” Now, I don’t think my taxes should go to help cover day care costs for couples who both work. They made their decision to have kids and I made mine not to. Now, I’m paying them and I’m getting nothing. How is that fair? I want my money in the form of a tax write off. Am I being unreasonable? Why do I get effed over because I don’t have children? (In more ways than one, but let’s not even go there.) That’s my rant.

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