Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MSAB Awards

Hey! Look at this:
I just found out that I've been awarded a MN State Arts Board grant for my silly vending machines! Hooray!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

An Exciting New Bit of Tax Law

Hi everyone. I've completed my coursework, passed my certification test, and have been officially working as a tax preparer since yesterday. Some of the biggest news this year for gay rights is also some of the driest and dullest-looking. Feast your eyes on this amazing new piece of tax law:

Read up on it here.

This means that if you got gay-married in any of the (as of this writing) 17 states that have legalized marriage between same-sex couples, you can file a joint tax return with your spouse no matter where you live in the US. This is huge. This is federal, national-level recognition of the legitimacy of marriages between same-sex couples, along with bestowing all the tax benefits of being able to file jointly with a spouse. Yes!