5 hours ago, 00010101 wrote
Comfortable with your debt and yet crying out for help on a self created website about it.
You can tell he works for MS
While we know so much history of you Chris, it is unfortunate you yourself do not pay much attention to it... or even do a lick of research.
I launched brendansstudentloans.com on January 21st, 2006. Know when I started working at Microsoft? March 2008. See the difference between the two dates?
Unlike you who has a history of attempting to purge the internet of your past (see your first screen name on this site, SiteSpaces.net, BeerCoSoftware.com, Lincrosoft.com, DeityLinux.org (just to name a few))... I have no problem leaving a site around for longer periods as a thanks to those who did donate.
Well, You have a full time job at Microsoft and you're asking the general public to pay off your loans.
And? Do you have a point?
Unlike you who seems to have an issue with anything charitable (tax deductible or not), I figured back in '06 "why not give it a try?" and have not found a compelling reason yet to spend the energy to take the site down... after all, it is clearly driving soooo much traffic, donations and ad revenue I'd be a fool to take it down.
I hope you know you have to declare that as income and pay income taxes on IT as well. You are not a non-profit organization. Others can not declare that as a legitimate donation to a charitable cause with the government.
The IRS is always welcome to examine my tax filings, they have that legal authority... and if they were to exercise it they would find they are completely in order, in fact, had you bothered to do any research at all (I know, you struggle with that), you would have noticed that I addressed that question on the site eight years ago:
Is my donation tax deductible?
Probably not. I'd ask a tax expert or lawyer rather than me this question as I am neither.
Of course, this late in the game an audit would be kind of pointless as I haven't had any income from the site since 2010... and the IRS can only go back up to 3 years.
Don't you just hate it when you don't bother to use facts?
I mean, if you don't see a problem with what you're doing nothing I can say will matter to you.
*gasp* You mean that you think I'm doing something wrong? How will I sleep at night without the approval of Beernutz?
You are quite late to this game, so why not instead do something productive... like get help?
This obviously has nothing to do with the topic of conference discrimination based on secrets that don't really exist and aren't really secrets anyway. And if nothing else, that's sad.
I'm so so sorry for distracting you from your rant against the injustice of it all, if only you didn't see the need to educate me on taxes and belittle an 8 year old website which I've spent *maybe* 10 minutes on since launch.