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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Risser09, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral Minister of Fire

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    If I remember correctly, you can also claim the cost of wood heating proportional to your house if you claim a home office

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good point. But I'm not into all the aspects of how to "I got some free fire wood" then figure out a way to deduct
    it from my taxes. Then the free fire wood had value,
    does the giver write it a s a loss (?) then I would need to write it as a gain. Then figure out how much
    my work, to process it was worth (does that become taxable?)
    Then write it off to heat an office in my home?
    Gets too complicated & way too much government getting into my business.

    I'm now just a retired guy trying to get by on what I earned & save for me & my family.
    I realize nothing is free, work to process free fire wood is real work.
    Work done for me, by me to be enjoyed by me.
    If I can save some money to then heat my home & keep the government out of my business,
    good for me.
    I'm not going to get them involved in any way, they'd figure out some way to get more from me,
    write a new law, tax my stored processed fire wood, make me share it with those who don't have any.
    Then they decide how much & who I should share it with.

    I just finished the book "Atlas Shrugged". If you've read it, you know where I'm coming from.

    But I understand your point. It's a good one. Just not for me.

    (I need to get thru these 6 week of healing, so I can get out & do some work, do something)
    I'm going to upset somebody & really not intend to at all. I'm just now feeling good enough to be able to
    sit at the computer & have time to read & vent. (but not much else)
    All this is IMO,
    Maybe I should state now "Anything I post in the next 6 weeks is done under duress of being confined to do nothing"
    :)
  3. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    Brand new here and I'll make an introduction post in just a little bit.

    To me firewood is like golf balls. The best ones are what people give you and those that you find. :)

    Couldn't help but respond to this thread though as it is near and dear to my heart. "Scoring" free wood that is. The rush of being the first on the scene of some red oak massacre in progress by the power line tree butchers is second to none.

    Here is a 'major score' from this summer. My small time tree guy called and was taking down a 6' diameter red oak and had a crane working with him. Told me to bring my trailer and he would load me up. HE DID...

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  4. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Now that there is some wood porn!
  5. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    Yea, I figured it would get somebody excited. It's enough to give any serious burner a 'woody'

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