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#1

Hi guys,

Sorry to bother, I was wondering if you could help me post a survey?

I am an MBA student that is researching the “new economy”. Meaning, we want to understand if people are aware that with this new income, it should be treated as a micro business, they can deduct taxes, or aware whether being in business actually makes sense?

I appreciate if you could help me. We are offering a gift card as a token of appreciation.
Thank you,
Alberto


#2

That surely depends on the country @amchan???

In the UK it’s not considered a business if you rent a room in your home. You don’t deduct taxes because you don’t pay any in most cases (up to around £7000 ).


#3

Expenses can be deducted, not income.


#4

You need to vet with a mod before posting so I am unlisting for now.


#5

#6

Can you tell us a bit more about your research - where you are studying etc


#7

The link at the top says they are grad students at Carnegie Mellon. His name, Alberto Chan, checks out. He has a LinkedIn profile. I filled out the initial request and am awaiting a reply.


#8

ok great - let us know!


#10

Yes! Sorry. We meant only US :slight_smile:


#11

Opsss. That is what we meant. Expenses can be deducted :slight_smile:


#12

Sorry for the trouble


#13

Yes,

My name is Alberto Chan, I am an MBA student at Carnegie Mellon. Please feel free to look at my LinkedIn. linkedin - amtchan87

We are currently in an entrepreneurship class which we were assigned the new economy, seeing that there are many apps out there tailoring to this segment.

We have a budget, so we are using it to thank people for the time to help us understand better the challenges of being a “new economy” entrepreneur. So, if you spare a time to have a quick chat, we will give you a $20 USD gift card. Valid only for US. Sorry.

Thank you for the help.
Alberto


#14

Alberto I replied to the link but have not been contacted. I did ask to be contacted my email first. I wanted to check to see if you are legit before giving out my phone number. I’m not just interested in participating, I’m willing to be the guinea pig for “vetting.”


#15

Hi,

Yes. Sorry. I am supposed to follow up on that this weekend. Thank you for the heads up. I love that you are going to be our guinea pig :slight_smile:

Alberto


#16

#17

I’ve been in touch with Mr. Chan via email and his study appears to be legitimate. If at any point this changes I’ll de-list again.


#18

Great work thanks @K9KarmaCasa


#19

To Forum members who are interested in this research: I spoke on the phone with Alberto Chan yesterday and received my Amazon gift card later the same day. This is a legitimate offer for US based hosts.


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