Money

Schedule C and an example of a deductible expense.

Schedule C and an example of a deductible expense.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve read sex workers on Facebook and Twitter talking about the difficulties they had in getting an apartment, qualifying for a car loan, and signing up for health care because they didn’t have any proof of income. “I don’t get paychecks,” the sex worker might say (unless she is an employee), “So how can I prove how much money I make?” I read dancers telling other dancers to get a strip club manager to write a letter estimating what she makes in a week, and while that might work to buy a car at You Work—You Ride! it won’t help with big leasing companies or the bank.

What will help is having a copy of your tax return. Even before you file it, make a copy of your completed return to have on hand for any occasion that requires proof of income. It doesn’t have to be complicated; if you take a look at the Schedule C and panic at all the deduction categories, if you don’t save receipts for anything, if you haven’t filed in years, if you’ve never filed during your sex working career, just remember this: don’t panic. You can do this. All it is is counting money and adding and subtracting it.

Well. And paying it. That part is no fun. But if you’re filing as a self-employed person, you’re supposed to pay quarterly estimated taxes, which is somewhat better than paying one chunk in April, and hey, at least you don’t have to get depressed looking at a deduction on a paycheck every couple of weeks. OK, it’s unpleasant. There’s really nothing less fun to do with your money than send it to the IRS other than using it to pay for car repairs or dental work.

We are not accounting or tax professionals here at Tits and Sass but I, for one, am a career stripper who had her own tax missteps in the past (the part where I pretty much forgot to file the entire time I was in college) (and I was in college for a long time). If I could get straightened out, so can you. Let me be clear that I’m not urging anyone to pay taxes for any other reason than to make their own life easier. I do, however, want to emphasize how it can make your life easier: [READ MORE]

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Cash
Hi Tits and Sass,
I realize this is not a picture of a pet and money…but it is a picture of a paper mache dick I made, making off with cash from a nude modeling gig. Not sure if it fits your bill but wanted to share it :)
Thanks for your amazing work in sharing sex worker voices and news!
-Cindy

The category is “FurBALLS and Funds,” so we’ll allow it this once! We would also like to know when you open your Etsy store with penis piñatas and suggest the name Peeñata.

Sex workers, send us your pictures of your dogs and dollars or cats and stacks at info@titsandsass.com

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Stacks & Cats

by suzyhooker on December 4, 2013 · 0 comments

in Furballs & Funds, Money

eva
This is Pat, with my two-day haul from a very good tour. I’m Eva, a private escort in Melbourne, Australia.

Sex workers, send us your pictures of your dogs and dollars or cats and stacks at info@titsandsass.com

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Quote of the Week

by suzyhooker on December 1, 2013 · 2 comments

in Clients, Money

I never allowed myself to depend on one client entirely . They had to understand that their money was not the commodity—I was the commodity, and they could only buy access to me if I was willing to grant them the transaction.

Arden Leigh about her time as a pro-domme in The New Rules of Attraction

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piggies

Hi t&s,

Just thought I’d send something a little different. Enclosed is a photo of my two precious piggies with last night’s earnings. After seeing a client (I am a escort), I got a drink at the hotel’s bar to unwind. There I met a man with whom a friendly chat ended in another job at his hotel room across the street! I have never done anything like that in my entire escort career, so it was scary, yet exciting.
Cheers!
—Candice

Sex workers, send us your pictures of your dogs and dollars or cats and stacks at info@titsandsass.com

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