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Old 06-06-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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I didnt find the video funny at all. Mildly annoying if anything
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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She deserves the money because, through her efforts, she was able convince others to give her the money. Anytime you convince someone to give you money, you deserve it (unless you committed fraud in the process -- which this lady hasn't given the details we have).

It's not that complicated.
No, but you have made it quite complicated with your response.
How was she able to convince others to give her money if money
was not sought after in the first place? All she did was request that
youtube monetize her video after it became successful.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I was mostly amused at how hysterical she got. Laughter can be contagious. And eventually you have no idea what you are laughing at.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Here's how much money Chewbacca Mom has made since her video went viral

the largest chunk of it by far are the full scholarships for all her children, valued at $400K.

the power of social media...
Thing is, she's got a hefty tax bill coming. Those are "Gifts" and the IRS will tax them (As they do with any "Gifts") so she's going to HURT bad...
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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Thing is, she's got a hefty tax bill coming. Those are "Gifts" and the IRS will tax them (As they do with any "Gifts") so she's going to HURT bad...
I don't believe so. Each of the givers (i.e. Kohls, Disney, etc.) gave less than the $14,000 threshold.

The scholarships haven't actually been given yet, just promised.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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From what I gather ... the giver of cash is responsible for taxes ... not the receiver and then only if it exceeds 14k.

So ... what if someone gives me 400k and the government takes 50% in taxes and I only get 200k ... well darn ... that is so sad ... I may as well throw the 200k away ...... not.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I didn't get the video either, so I'm glad I'm not alone.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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It is nice to see someone having fun. But let's not confuse this with funny. This woman does not have a wonderful career as a comedian ahead of her.

Let this be an invitation/reminder for all of us to have fun in our own ways and do something that brings a smile to us and even someone else . Even better, to get away from the computer and just have a good time.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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do you pay taxes on college tuition?

you're allowed to give/receive up to $13K as gifts without either party needing to pay the IRS.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/eight-tips-t...ift-is-taxable
Are you sure it would fall under this category? Wouldn't money off viral videos be considered income? I suppose it depends on the form in which it is given. I could see the IRS counting the store gift cards as cash because they can be redeemed for cash at online sites, but I guess if the scholarship money was sent directly to the school or set up in a trust, it is not income. Anyway good for her. She got rewarded for being her authentic self and having some fun.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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I don't know, I don't think we've seen the last of her for a while.

She could be like the next Melissa McCarthy and do some minor roles in tv and comedy.
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