As a student is a imac a write of for my parents?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stevo8, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Trying to come up with funds for a new computer and was wondering if I can pitch the idea to my dad that its a tax write off.

    Also if my primary use is photo editing would it be worth upgrading to the NVIDIA GeForce 8800?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Nope it is not a tax write off, but you as their dependent gives them a tax break. ;)

    And the 8800 is great for large files 150mb+ and other stuff. I have it in my MacPro and basically it is overkill.
  3. ayasin macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    It's only a tax write off if you use it for business, and even then you have to depreciate it, you can't write off the full amount the first year.
  4. JasO macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    You'll be a lot better off with the 8800 in the long run. If you ever decide you want to dabble in games you'll be glad you have it.

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