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Poll: So far in 2012, I have invested in:
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neilmac
Spain
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Other Apr 9, 2012

I don't remember. I might have bought a software licence or a memory stick or similar, but am not sure if it was before or after the New Year. It's not something I keep a note of (unless they might be tax deductible, in which case I'd have an incentive to keep a record).

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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 03:31
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a new CAT tool Apr 9, 2012

I have renewed my Kaspersky Internet Security license and bought a new CAT tool: CafeTran Espresso 2012, a multiplatform program with great features and only 80 Euro!

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Hardware so far Apr 9, 2012

New PC and what comes along (printer, modem, connection...).
With a bit of luck, I'll manage to register and pay for the Barcelona conference before the end of the week!

[Modifié le 2012-04-09 12:59 GMT]


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:31
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German to English
several of the above Apr 9, 2012

New laptop, new internet security, new car, new software (upgrade 2009 - 2011), new iPad, new printer, etc. etc. )
This is the year of investment for me so that I have to pay less tax


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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 03:31
Member (2010)
Greek to English
Nothing Apr 9, 2012

I completely re-equpped my office in December '11 - new PC, larger monitor, external hard-drive, larger desk, new chair - so the major investment was done recently, but not this year.

I'll probably treat myself to some more dictionaries later this year.


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Diana Coada, PGDip DPSI NRPSI  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Romanian to English
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All of the above! Apr 9, 2012

Why is this option missing?

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Two items Apr 9, 2012

First my membership in the Translators Association, and presently in a Professional PDF Editor. Mind you, the membership was more expensive than the editor (only 95.00 Euro)

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Koen Speetjens  Identity Verified
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Nothing yet, but soon Apr 9, 2012

I've not made any investments yet, although my laptop makes me nervous sometimes, so I guess I have to look for a new one soon.


Michael Harris wrote:

New laptop, new internet security, new car, new software (upgrade 2009 - 2011), new iPad, new printer, etc. etc. )
This is the year of investment for me so that I have to pay less tax


New car?! Could you explain how you make this tax deductible for a translator? Sounds interesting


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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nothing yet Apr 9, 2012

except maybe a little marketing and self promotion and some office supplies.

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Oliver Lawrence  Identity Verified
Italy
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Some of the above Apr 9, 2012

Books, a QA software upgrade, various webinars and a training course. And time, of course, in my own professional development.

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Veronika Hansova  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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English to Czech
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ProZ.com conference registration fee Apr 9, 2012

and ProZ.com membership. Both proved very much worthy in the past years.

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Meerburg TS  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Dutch to English
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The start-up tools Apr 9, 2012

I am just starting out in translation, so I bought a new laptop, I got connected to the newly installed fiber-optic cable in my neighborhood and I became a ProZ.com member.

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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:31
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investment = Q is about business = tax deductible, surely? Apr 9, 2012


neilmac wrote:

I don't remember. I might have bought a software licence or a memory stick or similar, .... (unless they might be tax deductible, in which case I'd have an incentive to keep a record).


Surely given the nature of the question, it refers to things bought for the purposes of the business which therefore means it is asking about stuff which by definition is tax deductible, at least in part?
I don't think it means a memory stick bought for swapping holiday snaps (could be, could be, say no more squire, say no more)...

Bit of a daft question though; hard to answer if you've bought stuff in more than one category.


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Jeff Whittaker  Identity Verified
United States
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Expenses Apr 9, 2012

2011: $900+ on software, $550 on memberships, $3000+ on advertising, $2000+ on dictionaries/books, etc.

2012: extreme cut-backs

[Edited at 2012-04-09 12:58 GMT]


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