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The Tupperware Question: to Return or Not?

The Tupperware Question: to Return or Not?

Should you return the Tupperware that others nicely give to you for treats or not?

Tupperware is constantly used to give leftover meals to friends, to bring cookies to bake sales, and to give gifts of pastries. Yet, it is sometimes difficult to figure out what to do with the Tupperware once the treats it holds are gone.

Denise Lum-Kan, executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area office of Tupperware, Inc., says Tupperware is a “treasured possession” that must be returned. However, the answer really lies in your community. Some see demanding your friends and family to return Tupperware is like demanding your Ziploc bags back. Others believe that it is rude and disrespectful to not return Tupperware within a designated timeframe.

When giving Tupperware to others, give generously without expecting the Tupperware to be returned. Also, use less expensive, disposable plastic containers, like the ones from Glad—this way you won’t be upset if you never see it again.
When you are the one contemplating the returning of Tupperware, think about the type of Tupperware you have in your possession as if it was a plate or bowl lent to you. Here’s a rule of thukmb: if it’s disposable plastic—keep it; if it’s glass or ceramic, you shouldreturn it. Just ask yourself, “Would I want to be parted from this?”

Remember that it’s considered rude to return Tupperware empty. So next time you are returning Tupperware why not stuff it with flowers, a batch of cookies, or a bag of coffee? It’s a great way to keep the kindness going and coming.

You don't. The (req, res) signature tells express this is the last function in the chain, and it does not expect a return value from this function. You can add a return statement, but it don't "do anything", beyond the JS engine performing some additional (but meaningless) overhead.

I do not agree with the answer above. Sometimes the callback function can return several responses depending on the logic of the app:

This will throw this error:

Error [ERR_HTTP_HEADERS_SENT]: Cannot set headers after they are sent to the client

Which can actually be solved with using return. It can also be solved with using if else clauses.

Calling the res or req callback doesn't mean your routing function is gonna stop working

In here the newFunction() is gonna get called and it's useless, it's gonna impact your server performances.

you better use return res.send(200, < message: 'ok' >) everytime, except if you wanna make a process in the background.

A process typically that can't be expected more than the classical 30 seconds http request. (Me I am making one that takes 4 or 5 hours everyday for example :D)

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I Checked “Yes” to the 1040 Crypto Question. Now What?

Checking “yes” is just the first step you’ll also need to report crypto activity on your tax return . This is usually reported on Form 8949, but occasionally crypto is treated as income and should be reported elsewhere.

Just because you have to report your crypto activity, that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically owe taxes on it. However, even if you owe no crypto tax, you must report not doing so may be seen as tax fraud by the IRS.

See our guide to Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Taxes for a crash course in how the IRS treats crypto.

How to Answer the Crypto Question on the IRS Tax Form

In brief

  • The IRS has a new draft tax form.
  • A question on that form makes it clear the agency wants to know about American taxpayers' cryptocurrency activity.
  • Tax filers must answer the question.

The US’s tax office, the Internal Revenue Service, has put cryptocurrency front and center in a draft of its new tax return form. This means that everyone filling it out must state whether or not they have acquired or traded cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.

Here’s the question on the new form: “At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?”

The IRS asked taxpayers the same thing last year, but the question appeared on a Schedule 1 form, which taxpayers had to specifically request. This time, the question appears on the first page of the IRS’s mandatory tax form.

As Chandan Lodha, co-founder of crypto tax software company CoinTracker , told Decrypt : “The implication for users is pretty clear—if you want to stay out of the IRS' crosshairs, make sure you are staying compliant with the cryptocurrency tax rules .”

With the new form, “answering this question becomes compulsory,” Shehan Chandrasekera, CoinTracker’s head of tax strategy, told Decrypt . “You can not falsely say ‘no’ to this question if you trade crypto because you are signing the tax return under penalty of perjury.”

Failing to fill in the form correctly is “really setting an intent that you didn't want to comply,” Roger Brown, Head of Tax and Regulatory Affairs at Lukka, told Decrypt . Then, he said, “Penalties around potential non-compliance get scaled up, from a monetary penalty to maybe even criminal investigators getting involved.”

Brown’s point is that it’s difficult to plead ignorance, which may have flown last year. “Now,” he said, “because it’s on page one, it’s hard to say, ‘Oh, I didn’t know.’”

It’s possible that the IRS already knows that you hold cryptocurrency. This month, the IRS sent out another batch of letters warning taxpayers suspected of owning cryptocurrency to file their taxes correctly and cough up taxes for previous years.

It’s likely that the IRS worked this out by subpoenaing cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Coinbase and Bitstamp, for data about their US users, and by using blockchain analytics tools produced by Chainalysis, Coinbase, and Palantir.

So, you have to answer the question. But “answering ‘yes’ does not mean you have to pay taxes,” said Chandrasekera. “In some cases, you can write off crypto losses to reduce your taxes. Or if you receive a gift, you would check ‘yes’ but you won't have anything to report on your taxes.”

CPA Ani Galyan, Esq. of Galyan Law, a member of the California Society of CPAs, told Decrypt , “Taxpayers who have any transactions with virtual currency should consult with a tax advisor before marking ‘no’ on this question because marking ‘no’ may result in a false statement to the IRS, a crime [in] itself.”

Filing crypto taxes, however, is quite the affair. It’s necessary to calculate the capital gains tax of each cryptocurrency transaction. “When you deal with multiple exchanges, wallets and DeFi platforms, calculating your capital gains and losses manually is virtually impossible,” said Chandrasekera. Crypto tax software, like those produced by LukkaTax, CoinTracker, and Recap, can be helpful here.

The form is still but a draft, and there’s a slight possibility that the question may be moved or erased. Brown, who used to work at the IRS, said the agency will likely print the forms in the next two months. But there’s a reason the IRS put it there, he said: “I’d be surprised if it didn’t remain.”

How to Save Time in the Kitchen

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There are 24 hours in a day, but how much time do you spend in the kitchen preparing meals? Daily commitments such as work, taking care of kids, studies, and taking care of yourself don't leave you much time for preparing meals every night. Saving time in the kitchen needs to be a priority for the person who is determined to fit in making healthy homemade meals with a busy schedule.

  • Keep a well-stocked fridge and pantry. Keep a shopping list for items that are needed each shopping trip. Having ingredients available always speeds things up instead of having to find substitutions, change recipe ideas or even head off to the store.
  • Use quality kitchen tools and cooking equipment. While they may cost more initially, they work better and therefore speed up your cooking time while ensuring safety and good outcomes.
  • Be organized in your food storage, using labels and ensuring that food is used up while fresh. A little bit of initial effort to organize a pantry and fridge so that they allow for easy and fast food finding will speed up your daily cooking routine.

Plan out meals with calendars or menu planners.

In those situations where you do open the pantry door and wonder what to cook, choose several ingredients and type them into your search engine of choice along with the word "recipe". Exact matches incorporating those ingredients will return, enabling you to quickly choose a recipe that you like and can get on with preparing. Doing this is a lot faster than both wondering what to do or hunting for recipes in cookbooks while hungry!

Take out supplies beforehand.

  • Setting the table in advance is also an advantage. Ask older kids to help you set up a placement for each person. In fact, it's never too early to teach kids how to set the table, so encourage them to do so from a young age.

Cut vegetables in batches and store in the refrigerator in containers.

  • Do tedious, non-cutting preparations elsewhere. When you're in front of the computer or watching television, you can easily snap beans at the same time.

Make seasonings in advance.

If you have a favorite recipe that uses spice mixes and seasonings, measure out the ingredients in separate snack or sandwich plastic bags. Secure them tightly and stash them away for future uses.

Save time with slow cooker recipes.

Prepare meals in batches and freeze them.

Even before preparing anything, start filling up the sink with a mixture of dish soap and hot water. Wash cutting boards in between cutting vegetables, meat, and fish and place them upright to dry. Wash any bowls, knives, and measuring utensils that won't be used again and leave them to air dry. While the meal is being cooked, utilize this time to continue any cleaning or putting away dishes in the dishwasher. By following the clean-as-you-go method, at the end of the meal the only things you need to worry about are the dishes on the table!

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We are committed to providing quality and value on the products we sell with a risk-free 100% satisfaction guarantee on both your membership and merchandise. Limited exceptions apply. See Costco's Return Policy for more information.

You can return or replace your purchase through for the following reasons:

  • You no longer want the item
  • You’re dissatisfied with the item
  • You purchased it by mistake
  • The item received is incorrect
  • You received duplicate items
  • You refused upon delivery due to damage to the item or box
  • An item is missing (replacement only)
  • The shipment is lost
  1. Log into your account through Sign In / Register.
  2. Select Orders & Returns .
  3. Choose the Return Items button next to the appropriate order, and follow the prompts to complete your return or replacement request.
  4. Receive your return label immediately or schedule a pickup (where eligible). For large items, you'll be sent an email with additional instructions.

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Items returned through will be refunded* - including shipping and handling fees - and will be credited to the credit card used to place your order. You won’t be charged for the return shipping.

Select items require additional processing time before a refund is issued.

For an immediate refund, simply return your purchase to any Costco location. To find your nearest location, please visit our warehouse locator .

A question on my Ohio return is asking about pass-through entity addbacks. They do not explain what they're asking for in this question. Can anyone clarify?

Several have posted links to Ohio's department of taxation but the links I think get disconnected at that site. I end up landing on the main page, not specific to this question. Is there a specific Ohio document that talks about pass through entity addbacks and how to enter them into TurboTax? In your response, when you start talking about the total "179" expenses and the "168(k)" depreciation expenses, you lose me. I believe box 12 is the "179 deduction" box. Are you saying that if I had a negative amount in box 12, I would include that as a positive number in the Turbotax entry screen to "add it back"?

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