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Off-Topic / Supermoon 2021 April 26
« on: April 11, 2021, 11:55:50 am »Message ID: 1354813


set to appear on April 26

The Old Farmer's Almanac says the best time to see the April 26 will be at peak illumination -- 11:33 p.m. EDT.

You'll want to find an open area and watch as the moon is just above the horizon.

A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth. The technical name is a perigee syzygy (of the Earth–Moon–Sun system) or a full (or new) Moon around perigee. Although the term supermoon is astrological in origin, it has no precise astronomical definition.

The next supermoon will happen in May. It will be especially fascinating as it will be the closest supermoon of the year (222,116.6 miles) and will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in some places, which means it will take on a reddish look. The Old Farmer's Almanac says it will happen at 7:14 a.m. EDT on May 26.

By Espenak's definition, there was already a supermoon in March and there will be another in June.

Payments / Today is the last day to Cash Out for March 2021 Reminder
« on: March 31, 2021, 02:39:04 pm »Message ID: 1354103


Be sure and cash out today if you want to be paid in April. 

Last Day

Off-Topic / Summertime Trivia
« on: March 30, 2021, 01:59:59 pm »Message ID: 1354006
 :cat: :cat:

Found this in TelWut today .. love the trivia

August is also a little bit unique, most of the time at least. In a standard year, there is no other month that begins on the same day of the week as August. In a leap year, however, August begins on the same day of the week as February.

around 700BC that August became the eighth month of the year, when January and February were added to the beginning of the year by King Numa Pompilius

Payments / March Stimulus Bill packs a Punch! Paypal etc to send 1099
« on: March 12, 2021, 03:14:44 pm »Message ID: 1352983


This new reporting begins Jan 2022

Stimulus Bill Requires Payment Processors (like Paypal) To Report Earnings of $600+ on 1099-K Tax Form

March 11, 2021, 22:47279 Commentsby Chuck
Update: it seems that section 9674 was struck from the final bill, so this law was not passed, as I understand. Phew! Hat tip to reader Neo Seems the final version of the bill DOES have section 9674, so we are on the hook for this after all. Bummer!

Original Post:

A major under-reported facet of the massive $1.9 stimulus bill (round 3) is that it strengthens requirements on payment processors like Paypal to report on income received through their platforms:

Beginning on January 1, 2022, third party payment processors will have to report any income for goods or services exceeding $600 during the calendar year on a form 1099-K. Previously, processors only had to report this income if it was BOTH: (a) $20,000 or more during the calendar year, and (b) 200 transactions or more. This allowed most smaller stuff (like Topcashback, Ebates, PFS, Swagbucks payments) to go unreported.

This change concerns me for two reasons:

I’m worried that companies may not always know what is ‘goods and services’ and what is not, leading to misclassifications. E.g. portal earnings are likely rebates and not considered ‘goods or services’, but I’m not confident that Paypal will classify that correctly (as has been the case in the past when even P2P payments were somehow included in the 1099).
Even if everything is correct and it’s income that I’m reporting anyway, it still adds a level of complication to everything, e.g. making sure the tax form is directed to the correct entity (personal or business), and having to burden your accountant with multiple small tax forms from a bunch of random companies.
Whether or not you get a tax form does not change what you actually owe, e.g. if you don’t get a tax form you still have to report income earned, and if you do get a tax form you still only pay tax on the actual profits. (The 1099-K is just for total processed transactions, it’s not assumed to be your total profit; typically the profit on a sale is only a tiny percentage of the 1099-K reporting amount.) But it could still create a hassle with all this. The primary purpose of this stricter law seems to be for gig workers like Uber/Lyft drivers and the like, but it seems like the rest of us will get snared by this as well.

Interestingly, if you earn $500 from Topcashback and $500 from Ebates, and have them both paid via Paypal, then you might  get a 1099-K from Paypal, but if you get paid from Topcashback and Ebates directly to your bank, then you should not get a tax form.

You can read the full stimulus bill at this link; section 9674 is what we are discussing in this post:

SEC. 9674. MOD Of Exceptions For Reporting Of Third Party Network Transactions.
(a) In General.—Section 6050W(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

“(e) De Minimis Exception For Third Party Settlement Organizations.—A third party settlement organization shall not be required to report any information under subsection (a) with respect to third party network transactions of any participating payee if the amount which would otherwise be reported under subsection (a)(2) with respect to such transactions does not exceed $600.”.

(b) Clarification That Reporting Is Not Required On Transactions Which Are Not For Goods Or Services.—Section 6050W(c)(3) of such Code is amended by inserting “described in subsection (d)(3)(A)(iii)” after “any transaction”.

(c) Effective Date.—

(1) In General.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to returns for calendar years beginning after December 31, 2021.

(2) Clarification.—The amendment made by subsection (b) shall apply to transactions after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Off-Topic / Reopening - All four Disneyland Parks booked solid
« on: March 11, 2021, 01:53:48 pm »Message ID: 1352930



Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is showing no availability at all four of its theme parks for next week and limited availability the rest of the month at some parks, the reservation website shows. From March 13 through March 19, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are showing no availability for either guests seeking only theme park tickets or resort guests seeking tickets.

Off-Topic / Daylight Savings Time 2nd Sunday in March 2021
« on: March 03, 2021, 05:19:43 pm »Message ID: 1352275



Get ready, set your clocks, go to Daylight Savings Time!!!  LOL

begins Sunday, March 14
(in 11 days)
ends Sunday, November 7

DST in the United States begins each year on the second Sunday in March when clocks are set forward by 1 hour. They are turned back again to standard time on the first Sunday in November as DST ends.

What states follow daylight saving time?

Daylight saving time in the United States. Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico,.

“Spring forward, fall back” is one of the little sayings used to remember which way to set your watch. You set your clock forward one hour in the spring when DST starts (= lose 1 hour), and back one hour when DST ends in the fall (= regain 1 hour).

Support / Getting the Daily eMail but no email survey offers
« on: March 01, 2021, 11:56:11 am »Message ID: 1352057


 :heart:  the email surveys, always qualified and got the credit, so what happened?  I opted in several times now, no joy.

Off-Topic / Do You Like to Drink with a Straw?
« on: March 01, 2021, 10:11:11 am »Message ID: 1352048

Do you like to use a straw?  Such bad press about plastic, this is a good alternative:

Buy 100% Natural Biodegradable Drinking Straws!

Hay straws are made from 100% biodegradable natural wheat stems. Farmers consider these stems as an agricultural waste product because once the grain has been harvested the base of the wheat plant is burnt. Hay straws are harmless to the environment, soggy free, taste free, gluten free!
Drinking Straws - Natural Biodegradable Drinking Straws ...
50pk 5.99



HAY! Straws 7 3/4" Natural Wheat Biodegradable Drinking Straws - 500/Pack
Buy in lots of 6 :

Support / Error Msg on Survey page today
« on: February 28, 2021, 10:04:08 am »Message ID: 1351899


Usually I get the 500 error FusionCash cannot handle the request, but today was different:

Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Off-Topic / First of 13 SB & codes Hurry!
« on: February 25, 2021, 07:17:16 am »Message ID: 1351597

First )  worth 13 SB Collecter Bills.
Second)  1st of six (6) codes for a total of 30  s out 45 min!!

Off-Topic / Tree that grows "Fruit Salad"
« on: February 23, 2021, 03:49:21 pm »Message ID: 1351496


Australians James and Kerry West bred the whimsical trees by grafting different types of fruits from the same family onto a single tree. The result? Stonefruit trees that produce peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums and peachcots all from the same branches; citrus trees that magically grow lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits; and a multi-colored apple tree.

Offers / Offer on the video page
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:01:44 am »Message ID: 1351473

This offer is expensive, be careful if you sign up and expect a bill in this range after the promo:

Vidgo is a live TV streaming service that includes live entertainment, lifestyle, news, and sports channels for only $44.98/month.

Vidgo Paid Subscriber CPA_incent US
earn 450 cents

Special Promo $10/mo., 2 months. Vidgo is a prepaid over-the-top television streaming service with the most popular live Sports, Entertainment, Family, and Latino programming at an affordable price. Each package includes three simultaneous device streams and is available at home or on the go. With no fees for equipment, no credit checks, and no contracts, everyone qualifies for Vidgo’s service.

Credit Card Submit for a paid subscription. Special Promo $10/mo., 2 months

Offers / Something New ?
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:41:07 am »Message ID: 1351453

I wish that FusionCash would do something new like this coming up on Swagbucks February 25, 2021 :

Hi everyone!
SwagBucks has announced Thursday, February 25th is the 13th Birthday Swag Code Extravaganza! There will be 6 Swag Codes worth 30SB released! We do not know the exact times or the amount of the codes.

The Extravagnza begins on Thursday, February 25th at 7am PT/10AM ET and ends at 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET!

Off-Topic / Powerball 730 million January 20, 2021
« on: February 20, 2021, 03:00:07 pm »Message ID: 1351309

Tonight's 02/20/21 Powerball jackpot is estimated at $78 million, with a cash option of $57.1 million.

Maryland’s $730 million Powerball jackpot winner has not come forward

The last winning Powerball ticket was sold on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Maryland for the $730 million jackpot.

Off-Topic / Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Michigan 1/23/2021
« on: February 20, 2021, 02:52:43 pm »Message ID: 1351307

With no winner of the top prize, the jackpot has now gone to $22 million for Tuesday's drawing with a cash option of $15.6 million.

1/23/2021 Note:
After a record run of 37 draws, the second-largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions was won Friday night!

The final jackpot value of $1.05 billion ($776.6 million cash), updated to reflect strong sales, goes to a lucky ticket holder in Michigan. That was the only ticket to match all six numbers drawn January 22 –

 the white *bleep*  4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, plus the gold Mega Ball 24.

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