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Re: Tax on Arrow Antennas?



Hi Bob,

  As I read through you e-mail I remembered a line attributed to Mark Twain:

"God created man because he was dissappointed with the monkey".

The arrow tax kind of sums it all up.

Ed Collins
N8NUY 


-------------- Original message from "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>: -------------- 


> Did you know that there is a tax on Arrow shafts? 
> I wonder if the ARROW antenna company has to 
> pay it...? 
> 
> I was looking today for energy credits for 2006 
> in IRS pub 553 on "whats new for 2006" and 
> came across this one near the end of section 6 
> for businesses on page 22: 
> 
> "Arrow Shafts 
> The tax on arrow shafts has increased to $.40 
> per arrow shaft." 
> 
> Depending on how you count it, that could add 
> $8 to the cost of an "Arrow" antenna. Now of 
> course, I assume that such a stupid government 
> tax only applies to arrows used as arrows, so I 
> am sure it doesnt apply to the manufacturer of 
> ham radio antennas made from arrow shafts, but 
> such insidious little taxes are irritating... 
> 
> ANd I was disappointed to hear that alternative 
> energy credits only apply to solar PV panels and 
> not to wind power. So much for beefing up my 
> ham radio off-grid power system during bad 
> weather (when you need it most). 
> 
> And the credits for investing in an alternative fuel 
> vehicle does NOT count if it is all electric.. Go figure... 
> 
> Oh, and the "gas guzzler" tax has been repealed 
> for 2006. There is no longer a tax on gas guzzlers 
> greater than 6,000 lbs. 
> 
> And yesterday I went to Home Depot to buy a 
> $5 hand sickle (or hand scythe) or whatever you 
> call it, but they don't sell them anymore. They 
> only sell expensive weed whackers at 10 to 20 
> times as much... better proffit margin... and 
> more gas to burn.. 
> 
> I better stop now before I get too irritated and 
> also get fussed off this mail list... 
> 
> The original correlation with ham radio was my plan 
> to invest in a big trussed free-standing tower for 
> the wind generator (which could also support 
> some more antennas on the side....)... 
> Bob 
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