Love & Taxes

Did you know prior to interior design and decorating, I was a CPA?  

That’s right I was an Accountant but my true love has always been interior design and decorating. It wasn’t until 2003, I made the jump full time to interior decorating. As a full time interior designer I am happy to draw from my prior experience to help my friends, family and clients.

The common quote is there are 2 things in life that are definite ‘death and taxes.’ Well why not ‘love and taxes,’ after all it is Valentine’s Day this week and we are in the midst of tax season. Here are a few tips and ideas to help with your 2012 tax deductions and make room for a new design!

Did you know that instead of trashing the old couch, TV or clothes you can donate them to accredited non-profits organizations for a tax deduction? That’s right if you are thinking of redoing a space, why not donate your unwanted furniture, rugs, art work and accessories and get a tax deduction. Most people donate the items anyway but do not track the donations because it is a hassle, they do not have the time or do not want to do the ‘dirty work.’ Guess what, there is an app for that! Yes, an app for your phone that will help you track the value and donations you make in a year and it is ready for the next tax season and your accountant.

Check out one of many donation tracking apps: U DO GOOD APPS

Your accountant will appreciate your organization,  your local community/non-profit will appreciate your donation and you will appreciate the new space for your next interior design project!  Let me know if you have any questions about what to do with your new space or choosing the right items to replace your donation… there is a lot of potential!

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