“Of Course They’re Tax Deductible” by Jim Schwartz
Part 2 – Continued from “Of Course They’re Tax Deductible” Part 1
“There’s something else that I have been wondering about, also,” I said, since he was evidently finished with the possibilities of an audit.
“What’s that?” he asked.
“It will actually have to do with next year’s taxes,” I told him.
“That’s fine,” he said. “I’ll answer it if I can.”
“Well next year we are thinking of having a big family reunion at our place,” I began explaining, “and I figure we should be able to write off all the food costs, and everything it takes to prepare and serve it. What do ya think?”
“Noooo,” he said slowly, but sounding a little unsure of his answer. “Tell me why you think you should be able to do that.”
“Well, my wife and I are going to come out with a Redneck Cookbook,” I told him. “And, we thought we would try a lot of the recipes out that we were thinking of putting in the book on our relatives. No sense taking chances with our friends.”
“That might actually be allowable,” Rick said. “As long as you do come out with the book and you don’t go overboard on the expenses.”
“Hey, no problem there with spending too much,” I assured him. “That’s another reason why we’re usin’ relatives instead of friends.”
“OK,” he agreed. “You keep it reasonable and it should be alright.”
“Great,” I said. He was finally coming back around to my way of thinking. “Does that mean we can write off all the paper plates, cups, and plastic eatin’ tools, or will that be going to far?”
“That’s fine,” Rick approved.
“Ah, good,” I said. “Now, let’s get back to the dogs. You said their food was deductible, right?”
Continued on “Of Course They’re Tax Deductible” Part 3