Educate > Money => Hobby = No Tax Write Off
US Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa has decided that a documentary film maker is participating in a hobby, not a money making enterprise that doesn’t deserve tax write-offs for expenses. See: If You’re a Documentary Filmmaker, You Could Owe the IRS a Whole Lot of Money – indieWIRE
The suit is brought by The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (“ALDA”) on behalf of its members with hearing loss, and two individual plaintiffs. The plaintiffs are represented by Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), a non-profit disability rights firm headquartered in Berkeley, California that specializes in high-impact cases on behalf of people with disabilities and John Waldo, a lawyer whose practice focuses on the unique legal needs of the Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf. He works on access and advocacy issues through the Washington Communication Access Project (Wash-CAP), www.hearinglosslaw.com
So begins the press release from Disability Rights Advocates which is available for download here with the complaint that was filed this week in a California Superior Court in Alameda County, California.