Hubs and I have solved the IRS/Brown Family dilemma.....
Kody and wife #1 file as married with 7 dependents(their kid and his and wife #3's 6 kids).
Wife #2 files as Head of Household(as she has a job)with 6 dependents(her and Kody's kids)
Wife #3 does not file a federal return(don't know if she has to file a state return or not in her state)...she has no income, child support or alimony so Kody take the kid deductions
Wife #4 doesn't file either as she has no job/income...unless she gets alimony and/or child support. If her ex-husband pays child support, he takes the deductions on their 3 kids probably. If she gets the deductions and receives alimony and/or child support then she does file as Head of Household.
Now next year(meaning for 2011 returns), Wife #4 with have a new kid with Kody, so he gets another dependent deduction.
But since the moved to Vegas none of them have jobs....well except for the money TLC is paying them to be on the show, their tax stuff all changes for 2011.
Which brought up another point in Hub's mind.
How is TLC paying them? Since only 1 Sister Wife is legally married, they can't just pay Kody or Kody and wife. They would have to pay each of the adults separately, which means they ALL have income now, even the SAHM ones. So all but the 1st wife files as Head of Household now?
Ack....I need a Tylenol.....
At the suggestion of Sharon I have moved the Follower Button/Feature to the top of the blog. She said it might encourage more people who drop by here to actually follow. I feel like Sheldon a bit when I look at the blog because something just seems 'off' to me with it there. No matter what I say to the contrary, I guess I don't adjust to change well.......
I do believe that half of France is shopping for the Holidays on eBay this year. I am getting multiple inquiries each day about the shipping costs of this or that to France. I've sold a thing here and there in the past to someone in France, but nothing like lately! I thought France was in an economic crisis? Seems the folks there with money still didn't get the memo.
And another observation about eBay......I get questions about shipping outside of the US frequently because I am one of the few US sellers who welcomes international customers. I have learned over the years a few things. One thing I'm going to say is going to sound sort of bad. I'd call it a stereotype except that sometimes those have a basis in fact when you get down to it's core. Here is my Un PC observation from many years on eBay--If you get a question about shipping to Netherlands, you might as well just ignore that person.
Because if they live in Netherlands they won't pay whatever the shipping cost is.
Why won't they pay it?
Because it will always be too expensive to them.
Yes, people from Netherlands are
Not too long after reading that book, a college friend went to visit someone who lived in the Netherlands. What fun and exciting activity did her friend entertain her with? They went walking.....walking for miles out into the sea in the muck left behind when the tide rolls out. It's even got a name-Wadlopen or Mud Walking.
Wow!.....now that's living large.
I guess in my next life I might want to find myself located in the Netherlands. My frugal butt would be much smaller and I would fit right in with that culture.
Except that mud walking thing. I'd confine my exercise to biking or walking around town.
Here's something that I don't get. Well I DO get it, but why anyone does it is a mystery to me.
I have a moderate feature on comments here on the blog. Yes, I am a control freak that way.
The only thing that will get your comment banned is grossly inappropriate comments(slander, vulgar cursing, etc.)and spam.
I am constantly getting comments to moderate that are spam. People who leave comments that are SORT OF innocuous and SORT OF say something on topic but have either 1-hyperlinked words in the text of the comment to sales sites or 2-the person's User Name, if clicked on, takes you to a sales site rather than their Blogger ID page. Now you KNOW they are just trying to get either page views on their sites or trying to get people to buy stuff. I don't appreciate being used nor does my teensy tiny blog.
If you are out there, doing this and reading now, KNOCK IT OFF!
Everyone else keep calm and carry on.....
I am off for some last minute Turkey Day food shopping. Then to start digging out the dining room, baking pies and brining the bird.