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#1 Ron Veto

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:50 PM

Aloha to all.
Well it has finally happened. An IRS audit. Does anyone out there have a union or SOC or ICG description of what we do? Any issue worth exploring? I need to show what a camera operator does. Also what a Steadicam operator job includes. The info does not have to have been published
(would be nice) but it needs to satisfy IRS stupid questions. I'm just building my case. Taking photos of vehicles and visual aids etc. I wish I was a better bookkeeper. Any help would be really cool. Thanks, Ron
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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

Chapter 4 of Job Descriptions for Film, Video & CGI, 5th addition by William Hines, SOC pretty much covers what we do and then some. Don't sweat the audit too much, at most they might disallow some things or mistakes you've made as just a "dumb tax payer". On the other hand, you could also get a tax professional to help you who could find a few expenses or options you overlooked and you are entitled to file an amended return on.
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#3 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:36 PM

Aloha to all.
Well it has finally happened. An IRS audit. Does anyone out there have a union or SOC or ICG description of what we do? Any issue worth exploring? I need to show what a camera operator does. Also what a Steadicam operator job includes. The info does not have to have been published
(would be nice) but it needs to satisfy IRS stupid questions. I'm just building my case. Taking photos of vehicles and visual aids etc. I wish I was a better bookkeeper. Any help would be really cool. Thanks, Ron


So how did your audit go? what exactly where the area(s) of examination? Looks like my numbers up also. Any advise, did you go in alone or with representation?

-Alfeo
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#4 Bob Woodhead

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:56 PM

OMG... we're being targeted!
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#5 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:43 PM

Aloha to all.
Well it has finally happened. An IRS audit. Does anyone out there have a union or SOC or ICG description of what we do? Any issue worth exploring? I need to show what a camera operator does. Also what a Steadicam operator job includes. The info does not have to have been published
(would be nice) but it needs to satisfy IRS stupid questions. I'm just building my case. Taking photos of vehicles and visual aids etc. I wish I was a better bookkeeper. Any help would be really cool. Thanks, Ron


Hey Ron,
Aloha . . . . .from Maui presently


just send the IRS

"Steadicam, An Operator's Perspective" article by Ted Churchill

http://www.steadicam...x...ic=6199&hl=
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#6 Ron Veto

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:03 AM

Aloha to all.
Well it has finally happened. An IRS audit. Does anyone out there have a union or SOC or ICG description of what we do? Any issue worth exploring? I need to show what a camera operator does. Also what a Steadicam operator job includes. The info does not have to have been published
(would be nice) but it needs to satisfy IRS stupid questions. I'm just building my case. Taking photos of vehicles and visual aids etc. I wish I was a better bookkeeper. Any help would be really cool. Thanks, Ron


So how did your audit go? what exactly where the area(s) of examination? Looks like my numbers up also. Any advise, did you go in alone or with representation?

-Alfeo
Alfeo, Hi. It's Ron here. Today I wrote you a long long explanation of my IRS journey. I spent one hour writing but it never posted. I think I messed up when loading it. I hit upload my error and lost the entire novel. So if you want to speak to me, please just call. 818-344-5284. I can't write all that story again. Sorry. It turned out good. I owe zero from $16,000 case on me for various deductions. Just call if you want. I may provide some useful info. Take care, Aloha, Ron


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#7 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

Aloha to all.
Well it has finally happened. An IRS audit. Does anyone out there have a union or SOC or ICG description of what we do? Any issue worth exploring? I need to show what a camera operator does. Also what a Steadicam operator job includes. The info does not have to have been published
(would be nice) but it needs to satisfy IRS stupid questions. I'm just building my case. Taking photos of vehicles and visual aids etc. I wish I was a better bookkeeper. Any help would be really cool. Thanks, Ron



My book has a detailed description of what "on set" life is like for everyone (including standard income and expenses) PLUS an entire section just about the Camera Department PLUS a full chapter just about the Camera Operator.

Go to: http://www.amazon.co...t...5862&sr=8-1
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#8 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:18 PM

I'd be curious to know how it goes too. I have never been audited but I am some what liberal with my deductions. They are all fair write-offs, at least from my pov but I wonder what the IRS consideres fair???
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