27 Apr 2000 Erbo   » (Journeyer)

I guess my father is reading these diary entries...he caught my entry on April 11 about the tax situation. Well, it's not as dire a situation as I thought it would be at the time; I won't have to borrow cash from my brother or anything.

But he was also under the opinion that I could deduct the moving expenses that Webb paid for, the ones that screwed up my taxes so badly this year. Well, Dad, that turns out not to be the case. I just got off the phone with a guy at H&R Block, and he said that you can only deduct moving expenses if you paid them out of your own pocket. Moving expenses paid for by your employer are treated as "income" and cannot be deducted by you. But, as he said, "I'd rather pay the taxes on $9,000 than have to pay $9,000 up front." So I was right all along, and the shafting I took this year was justified by tax law (God damn it all, anyway!). Thankfully, switching from "single" to "married" status midyear (a month before the move in fact) kind of cushioned the blow, and California will be sending me enough $$$ to offset the amount I had to pay the Feds and Colorado, with money to spare.

Anyhow, icq-t seems to be much more stable now. I've had a couple of minor reports but nothing that I can point to definitively and say "that's a bug." Well, maybe just one...pgmillard reported that he wasn't getting unavailable presence from ICQ users when he signed off the ICQ transport. A certain flag needed to be toggled for that, one I put in because someone else complained that those messages were being sent out at the wrong times. As Jar Jar Binks would say, "How rude!"

Company meeting tomorrow. We get to see what our new offices look like for the first time. Looking forward to it.

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