FYI, Here are the coaching expenses my accountant considered either “excessive” or not necessarily “essential” enough to deduct. For the record, I do not agree, but I am deferring to her expertise.
|Long Johns Composed of Hi-Tech Fibers:||$4,631.82|
|Scarves in Every Color of the Rainbow and Some Colors that Haven’t Been Officially Inducted:||$22,967.58|
|Deep Tissue Massages:||$43,722.71|
|Psychoanalysis to Examine Long-held Guilt Regarding Donuts:||$35,226.68|
|Speech Therapy to Rehabilitate Vocal Chords Damaged by Instructing Skaters over Loud Rink Music:||$19,863.53|
|Cosmetic Surgery and Botox for Deformed Feet:||$14,649.99|
|Special Eyeglasses Designed to Decrease Glare from Rink Florescent Lights:||$4,555.62|
|Office Supplies Decorated with Polka Dots Including Travel Expenses Across Country to Track Them Down:||$12,761.74|
|Movie-Going for Music Research Including Popcorn with Extra “Butter” for Nourishment:||$52,433.88|
FYI, here are the expenses my accountant considered to be perfectly valid:
|Gas Mileage from Rink to Rink:||$4,655,627.41|
|Weekly Skating Blog:||$0.00|
I have developed sudden-onset carpal tunnel syndrome from writing my check to the Internal Revenue Service, but as soon as this clears up, I will get to work on the next CSOM installment, which will be about Kristi’s dancing skills, or Sasha’s flexibility, or something else of skating significance.
Incidentally, this winter I was compelled to write a memo to my older brother. Read a copy of it by clicking on Cusp of Greatness in the column over to the right.