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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000247.txt from 2005/12

From: "danyel" <rab@-----.de>
Subj: [kl] taxes Re: [kl] Pieces that Drive you Nuts (was Nutcracker)
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:03:06 -0500

In Germany it is currently considered a definition of professionalism (in
any profession, especially banking) not to pay taxes. Otherwise the people
running Deutsche Bank would be amateurs.

Best wishes,
danyel
www.echoton.de/clar.html

----- Original Message -----
From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 8:09 PM
Subject: RE: [kl] Pieces that Drive you Nuts (was Nutcracker)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patricia Bandy-Smith [mailto:patricia.ssmith@-----.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 10:13 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Pieces that Drive you Nuts (was Nutcracker)
>
>
> KEVIN J FAY wrote:
> > 1) What makes you a "professional"? Is it because you get
> paid to do what
> > other people do for recreation - like clarinet or golf?
> >
> > . . . or is it that you had better be good at it next Tuesday
> or you don't
> > eat? Does making one's "play" into "work" suck all the joy out
> of the
> > endeavor?
> >
>
> I was once asked this question by an attorney during a
> desposition related to a lawsuit, and was well prepared by my own
> attorney for the answer.
>
> The proper answer is very objective: do you pay taxes on the
> money you earn as a musician? If yes, you are a professional.
> If no (or if you don't get paid anything), you are not a
> professional. This subjective purple prose about attitude and
> quality and dignity and as such means very little.
>
> Dan Leeson
> dnleeson@-----.net
>
>
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