Tuesday, May 25, 2004
It’s official – my book has (or is ‘generally recognised as having’) artisic merit.
Got my artist’s exemption from the Revenue Commissioners recently. The practical benefit is that I don’t pay tax on the income from The Accidental Pilgrim (only from the sales/advance – not any other related income, like articles or interviews). This is great news, even if it won’t make that much difference, given the modest amount of money I’m likely to make off it.
But the even better thing is that Revenue sent me a little certificate saying ‘Revenue have determined that the above anmed has produced original and creative work in category: (A) a book or other writing which has or is generally recognised as having cultural or artistic merit.’
It’s official – my book has (or is ‘generally recognised as having’) artisic merit. They should stick that on the back of the smaller paperback edition that’ll be out in a few months.