Editor’s note: We have a winner! Congrats to bstenger, I’ll be in touch shortly!
This week, I’m kicking off my new series on the history of popular tax deductions here on the blog. To celebrate this auspicious occasion (insert chuckling here), I’m doing a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a Kindle with 6″ Display (Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers edition). Since it has Wi-Fi, it will make it easier than ever to keep up with the blog. Cool, right?
Here’s how you enter: in the comments below, simply tell me your favorite legitimate tax deduction. There’s no need to be fancy: it doesn’t have to be any more specific than “health care deduction” or “home mortgage interest deduction.” And since we all know that two-thirds of taxpayers don’t itemize, don’t forget about those above-the-line deductions like IRA deductions, moving expenses, student loan interest and alimony.
I’ll choose one winner randomly (using a number generator) out of all of the qualifying entries.
Here are some more rules because, as you know, I’m a lawyer and I like rules:
- Entries must be posted in the comments section for this blog post in the space below by 11:59p.m. EST on June 24, 2011. Don’t panic if your comment doesn’t show immediately. If it goes to moderation because, for example, you’re new here, the time stamp on your comment is what counts.
- I love my Twitter followers and my Facebook fans but for this particular giveaway, tweets and Facebook comments will not be counted. You have to leave your comment on the blog.
- Due to shipping considerations, only those folks with US mailing addresses are eligible to win (sorry, Canada, next time, eh?).
- You can enter as many times as you like but you must leave a different type of tax deduction each time you comment.
- Offensive comments or comments that otherwise violate the comment policy will be deleted and will not be considered valid for purposes of the contest.
- Pingbacks and other links will be disregarded for purposes of the contest.
- You must include your full name and your email address with your entry, just enter it when you register to comment. I won’t publish your email address but I do need contact information for the winning entry. I respect your privacy and I will not send you anything unrelated to your entry in this contest.
- By entering the contest, you agree that I may post any part or all of your submission including your name as a part of the contest announcements or promotions, with the exception of your email address.
- Finally, the giveaway is mine, all mine (insert maniacal laughter and rubbing together of hands here). It’s not sponsored by Amazon or Kindle. So leave them out of it, okay?
I look forward to seeing what you have to say.