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October 2007

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Court Rules Horse Activity Is Advertising Component of Design Business

Imagine the IRS showing up at your doorstep, asking you to cough up an additional $251,462 in taxes. That’s what happened to Tracey Topping.


Topping had a business designing the interiors and exteriors of homes and barns. She owned horses and used the horses and her equestrian activities as the sole source of advertising for her design business.


The horses did not show up in the advertising category, where they would get little attention. No! Those horses showed up in flashing, bright ... Log in to view full article.

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