Hey Man, I’m Just Talkin’ About SHAFT

Moved to Los Angeles.
Despite overwhelming odds, managed to get job in entertainment industry.
Despite overwhelming odds, found soul mate in fellow performer.
Despite overwhelming odds, both of us got steady work as performers.
Got engaged.
Next year, we’ll be married and finally earning a good living as performers.

[opens Hollywood Reporter]

Study: New Tax Bill “Shafts” Working Entertainers But Stars Are Untouched | Hollywood Reporter

A married couple, both performers, who earned about $65,000 (or about $32,000 each) paid $1,228 in taxes but would have owed $4,535 under the new law, an increase of $3,307 or 269 percent. In other words, their taxes nearly quadrupled.

Well, shit.

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