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Originally posted by Pressthebutton
reply to post by AQuestion
Glad to hear it ATS can be a real popularity contest sometimes but we don't need to go there. I appreciate having logical Christians around this site because I'm so logical myself that I often times lose my faith due to all of the atheist and extremely rational postings on here, which there's nothing wrong with atheists but I do appreciate seeing a clear minded and factual religious dude! It can really help.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I had a business and studied tax deductions so I could lower my taxes. I invested much of my money back into the business at the end of the year to deduct it from my income. This gave me a lot of tools to expand my business and allowed me to have a computer when they were expensive. My daughter would help me to enter my information into the programs regularly and for that was allowed to use the computer to do her homework and research on the net. There wasn't a social network like there is now and dial up was the only service we had. She learned to use Quickbooks Pro and Microsoft office when she was young. By eleven she was helping me prepare for tax time. Because of the fast typing and data entry she learned she is now subcontracting with a medical scanning company. It's funny how my deduction gave the government a good return in the long run. You would think she would save receipts from helping me organize mine. She pays way too much taxes because she doesn't take the time to do this. Oh well, the government needs all the money it can get.
I didn't take half the deductions I could have taken because I wasn't big enough and didn't have a tax attorney. I just had an accountant that I met with in tax season. He advised me what deductions to take so I didn't have to be getting audited every year. I figured I'd rather be working and making money than be stuck in a meeting with an IRS auditor so rarely deducted meals and refreshments I bought for the crews. I also rarely claimed motel room charges when going out of town for supplies or to work. I could have claimed a lot more legal deductions if I wanted to. I see how big businesses can get many deductions including golf club memberships for their execs and fancy car deductions. They have attorneys under contract and that's even a deduction.