s skippy the bush kangaroo: producers to actors: you can't get what even george w. bush recommends for americans

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Friday, December 12, 2008

producers to actors: you can't get what even george w. bush recommends for americans

in the currently-broken-down talks between actors and the amptp, one small but telling detail is that the producers refuse to adjust mileage reimbursement to the standard that the republican presidential administration suggests. last summer the irs raised the per mile reimbursement:

the internal revenue service, citing the drain that high gas prices are having on people's finances, said monday it is raising the automobile mileage rate that businesses and others can claim.

the tax agency said the optional standard rate to calculate deductible operating costs for business vehicles will rise from 50.5 cents a mile to 58.5 cents for the final six months of 2008.
the problem? the producers of hollywood haven't even given the actors the previous level of 50.5 cents per mile. actors, when driving outside of the 30 miles "studio zone" within los angeles, are have only been allowed 30 cents a mile.

and the producers are refusing to increase that number, even tho the government allows almost twice that.
posted by skippy at 3:05 PM |

1 Comments:

a small detail, but telling. How many decades ago was the rate 30 cents a mile?
commented by Blogger Swanksalot, 6:58 PM PST  

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