Hollywood Set Builder Gets Independent Contractor Ability to Schedule C Deductions

The Tax Court just granted Independent Contractor status to a W-2’d employee. The circumstances are very familiar to all those who have ever worked in Hollywood. In this case, Jorge Quintanilla was a production worker who worked on approximately 150 commercials shot in Southern California over two tax years. The different productions varied from one day to a month in duration. In addition, the exact job titles varied from assignment to assignment. As is very common with Hollywood productions, [Read more...]

Must See- Once I Was a Beehive

Last night was a rare night for me. For nearly two hours I forgot about emails, I forgot about assignments, I forgot about all the day-to-day frustrations of life--  Because for nearly two hours I was too busy laughing and crying to even be able to think about them. I owe that break to the movie Once I Was a Beehive.This movie is brilliantly written. The humor is actually funny (not some overworked formula or shock humor). The opposite happens as well. I cried because it touched true emotions. [Read more...]