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#362

Boooooooom! Let’s do this thang!


#363

That means you’re in @G_Money? :smile:


#364

I’ve had a couple of friends say that they saw that pinburgh is going to 5 divisions this year but I only see mention of 4 on the website. Anyone know anything about how many divisions there will be and what the cutoffs and prize pools are?


#365

Yes, five divisions. No other announcement has been made.


#366

Finals are on Saturday like usual right? Asking for a friend.


#367

No changes to schedule.


#368

Saturday’s schedule might change slightly, But all Pinburgh finals will be completed on Saturday.


#369

It will be interesting to see if Westin will get a good occupancy rate at a plus $300 per night compared to last year with taxes being around $160 per night. After Omni being sold out I see plenty scrambling for places to stay at a reasonable rate or will see more travel from outskirts to get a room.


#370

And the over-under for how many Pinburghers stay at the Westin that aren’t treating it as a business expense is … ?


#371

How much does reporting stay as business expense actually save a person? Curious.


#372

Nothing unless they do it all the time… or claim your hobby as some business.

Your unreimbursed business expenses as an employee need to exceed 2% of your AGI to even be considered.

It only really comes into play if you start playing games with self-employment, hobby businesses, etc.

It’s more related to this conversation really in terms of gambling gains vs expenses.


#373

wonder if i can count it as a business expense now…


#374

2% is all? Consulting my accountant.
Thanks.


#375

The shorthand way to think about it is that you’d get an X% discount on whatever you’re spending, where X is your tax rate.

It still is cheaper to stay in a cheaper room though. :slight_smile:


#376

lol i’m sure you can, but it likely wouldn’t help you at all unless you’re itemizing deductions.


#377

Can we move Thursday a couple hours earlier to enable us to go see Radiohead afterwards?


#378

May I also be excused to go see Radiohead?


#379

Radiohead are only playing at that time because they couldn’t get Pinburgh tickets.


#380

Wednesday night would have worked out nicely, but I bought tickets for Detroit instead.


#381

I’m open to bribes. Cash only.