Oh, Look at That! Julia Allison "Pays" Taxes

So we have an answer as to why there is a desperate scramble for cash in the great Giftcardgate of 2010. She has to do what every other American in the country has to do if they earn income. Pay taxes. Bet you she doesn’t want healthcare reform now, AMIRIGHT?

@juliaallison You don’t think that selling giftcards you got for free is tacky? It’s like you’re trying to give your haters ammo.

@lizlemonnn – um … Huh?? No, I don’t think capitalism is “tacky.” Why wouldn’t I want to sell something I no longer want?

@juliaallison You should donate them. Are you that strapped for cash?

I *am* donating them … to the federal government on April 15!! RT @sarahfabulous: You should donate them. Are you that strapped for cash?

Oh that’s it, she has to pay Uncle Sam, because she didn’t do the resonsible thing and set aside income over the course of the year so she would have to funds necessary to meet her responsibility as an American citizen. She does know that she may have to count this gift card sale as “income,” right? (I’m too lazy to go over tax law to look.) Any smart people care to enlighten us?

God, I hope she get audited.

UPDATE: It appears that the AX gift card may have been from this contest where she apparently never picked a winner.

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137 Responses to Oh, Look at That! Julia Allison "Pays" Taxes

  1. Birthbray Princess says:

    On the plus side, given how much money NS makes, she’ll probably qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    • Birthbray Princess says:

      Never mind. I forgot about the Sony shill money.

      Yeah, she’s going to owe a lot.

      • I think she pays quarterly taxes, if I recall, still, you know she never sets aside money, and I imagine she has a hefty tax bill.

        Plus, does this mean the Sony money is gone?

      • Sacred Scrapbooks says:

        If she is paying quarterly (and she should), her estimated tax filing for Jan 15 should have covered the bulk of her Sony income, though, to be fair, she may not have received all of her residual statements by mid-January.

      • Even if it did, should she still have some money for this supposedly lucrative deal? Is she that broke that she is resorting to selling gift cards?

      • partypants says:

        That’s my question too. Is she this fucking pathetic that she has to sell her griftcards? I mean…really? Capitalism my Aunt Fannie. If she just wanted to unload em there are about 10 different ways to do so without attracting attention about it, but she really thought just the power of being Julia Allison would net her almost face value from her slavish fanbase.

        I am really, really put off by her right now.

      • zandra says:

        “capitalism” is legalese for “i’m financially unresponsible and have no problem appearing shonky to bail myself out”

  2. Ehehehe says:

    What an asshole.
    Maybe she shouldn’t have spent $300+ on shoes last week…

  3. Mandy says:

    Paying tax on what?! She has an income?

  4. partypants says:

    Countdown to “Hey bunnies, anyone want to buy a Sony Vaio? Fits in your purse, super cute and light! Worth 1250$ willing to take 1000$ cash.”

    • MinnietheMoocher, Inc. says:

      Interesting that she’s never mentioned that Sony Viao in any of her blerg or tweets.

    • totaljing says:

      Did she just buy like 3 pairs of shows and cheap ass delias clothing which totaled over $750 (yeah, I did the math!)…unless, of course, prop king paid or her parents gave her birthday money (more likely).

  5. No Money Peltskank says:

    Oh dear, when this tweet was posted in the thread below, I thought someone was making a joke at her expense. Turns out it’s the most hilarious thing she’s ever done (at least in my opinion). I can’t stop laughing!

    Also, I know nothing about US tax regulations, but I wouldn’t at least some of the gift cards count as income in their own right since they seem to be part of the compensation she received for shilling things?

  6. It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

    Yes, she has (is supposed) to count the griftcard as income if it was in exchange for a service & pay tax on it because in essence it’s exchangeable for cash ~ SOURCE.

    • DSM-V: JFA Edition says:

      The tax implications are actually interesting here. She was given a good (cash gift card) in exchange for a service (shilling), so the gift cards themselves would be taxable income. But now she is selling those gift cards, so would the cash from selling them also be income. That’s trickier, but by the book, the sale of gift cards would also probably be reportable/taxable.

  7. bitchface says:

    Um, those “gifts” are taxable income!

    • Has somebody tweeted her that? And serious question, if she then gets cash for them, wouldn’t it be taxable income TWICE?

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        Taxed once, on the value.

      • DSM-V: JFA Edition says:

        Always shitty is that correct? I mean if my employer gave me a good (e.g., free apartment, a car, etc…), and then I sell that good am I free of any tax associated with that sale? Or would she be exempt simply b/c these are worth very much (in the grand scheme of things)?

  8. Fred Grott says:

    is the Donkey aware that IRS pays the ordinary citizen to turn in tax cheats such as not making quarterly tax payments etc?

    Oh Megan L..you want to get paid right?

    • I would totally do it if it didn’t involve massive amounts of paperwork.

      • Fred Grott says:

        it doesn’t there is even a web form to do it 🙂

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        If you have knowledge of tax fraud being committed, you may make an anonymous report toll free to 800-829-0433.

      • Eight Dollar Grapefruit says:

        Lasagna should report the Donkey and get paid $$$$$. Julia is an awful, stupid person–Lasagna would be doing the world a favor!

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        ::thinking out loud::
        Kendrick probably will report her.

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        “Whistleblowers who are able to provide information to the IRS about tax fraud or underpayment of taxes may qualify for a reward according to new tax laws established in 2006. If the individual is able to provide information about fraudulent claims or underpayment totaling $2 million or more, he or she may qualify for an award of up to 15%-30% of the total recovered by the government.” SOURCE

      • melissa sue says:

        You have to know a shitload about the person in order to turn them in and get any money out of it.

    • Dr. Gary says:

      Very difficult to do. You need a lot of personal information on the person, including their social security # or tax ID #. They set it up that way to prevent people from abusing the system.

  9. dd says:

    Selling gift cards yall. She’ll make that ‘fuck you money’ yet.

  10. MinnietheMoocher, Inc. says:

    You know it’s interesting. Every now and then I start to think, “Poor girl has some serious problems maybe we’re too mean. We should give her a break.” And then, she does something like this and I kick myself for having any sympathy for her.

  11. MinnietheMoocher, Inc. says:

    Also, dipshit, if you donate them then you can deduct that amount from your yearly tax bill.

  12. UGH she enrages me. Paying your taxes is not “donation,” you idiot. Get a real job, work 9-5 and pay taxes like the rest of us without complaining.

    • melissa sue says:


      People who consider paying their taxes like making a donation make me want to kill them and then myself. Does she seriously not get it?? If no one paid their taxes, the roads would go to shit and she couldn’t take cabs everywhere. Subways? Forget about it. She’d be hoofing it all over town. And that’s just ONE example.

      • Dahling says:

        I caught that too and thought WTF WTF WTF!!!

      • hangonlikegrimdeath says:

        how could she possibly think someone would jump at the chance to pay her cash for gift cards? i mean, it’s seriously fucked, right!??!?! in order for someone to put in the effort to buy her cards, they would need some sort of real savings!!! i mean, it’s store credit she is selling. i am simply incredulous.

    • totaljing says:

      I know!!! I hate people who think their taxes are a fucking donation. You are fucking paying for all the services and shit that you use and have used over the past year and the common good of others and a bunch of shit none of us want to pay for or only some of us do…but you get the fucking point.

      She is up my ass and around the corner today. Fuck her.

  13. Jordache and the Pelts says:

    We lost our Mayor this year in Baltimore over gift cards… nothing to mess around with, especially publicly…

  14. Fuck the IRS crap, I hope she is arrested for TACKINESS. Because she is TACKY.

  15. Paper Cuts Kill Innocents says:

    Let me see if I am getting this:

    After multiple weeks of over-the-top crazy extravagance in birthday celebrations, the indefatigable Julia is now trying to hawk some lame-ass store credit on Twitter that she got for free (but was supposed to give away in a reader contest that now appears to be fraudulent) in order to raise money to pay her taxes.

    My God, Julia — 29 isn’t looking too good for you.

    (On a positive note, this is ABSOLUTELY a pilot I would watch!)

  16. Catch the Spit says:

    I love the I *am* donating them! retort as I think it proves the idea of making a charitable contribution of said gift cards DID NOT enter her mind until she checked her Twitter feed a couple hours ago. Naturally, she makes a joke of it (“…to the federal government on April 15!”) to make it seem like she’s been playing along all the time.

    If she had a real fucking job, though, this would all be a minor consequence.

  17. diluted brain says:

    Never understood the need that she has to prove herself to strangers? It’s liek thank you, anonymous person, I will donate them. Seriously, go away you stupid clown with your fake ugly hair.

  18. gypsyrampage says:

    “I *am* donating them … to the federal government on April 15!!”

    I hope she’s talking about the federal government’s program that allows citizens to use gift cards, coupons, handwritten I.O.U.s, Canadian coins mistakenly dispensed by vending machines, and boxes of stuff found in elderly relatives’ attics that’s “so old it’s probably worth something by now.”

    I’m going to settle my debt with a ticket stub that was signed by Adam Duritz at a Counting Crows concert in 1996. Also, there may be something left on this Cracker Barrel gift card.

  19. Lars Von New Trier says:

    This is sort of a classic JA event wherein what she’s doing not all that bad; lots of people do this on Craigslist because, hey, it happens. But she takes something that’s more or less acceptable and common, and then totally screws it up by choosing a totally inappropriate venue and not being honest about the situation. She invites this upon herself and, at this point, really should know better.

    • Normal Healthy Julia That I Am Today says:

      Nothing wrong with selling giftcards on craigslist or whatever. Most choose to do do at a substantial discount, otherwise why would anyone bother to buy!

      Publicly selling the Armani card when it was given to her so that she would buy, wear, and blerg about their merchandise is beyond tacky.

      When your fake business is blerging about merchandise to your trusty and numbered readers, selling the income (the cards are income) to the very readers that are the backbone of your fake business is just… I…. she just….

      Seriously what is what wrong her?

  20. Mutton Dressed as Lame says:

    From the NS gift card contest post:

    The best email or tweet gets the $500!!!! The more creative, the better.

    Poignant stories of why you need new denium are encouraged. 😉

    Is denium a new fabric A/X created or is it a misspelling of the product she’s endorsing?

  21. Fred Grott says:

    any truth to the rumor that they asked her to be a guest on the show Human Target?

  22. fuck camping! says:

    OT, but i found this amusing.: [Google CEO] Eric Schmidt hates camping. And so does (puppet) Julia Allison.

    and that, bunnies, is where yours truly got this ineffable username.

  23. Dr. Gary says:

    Is she really this dumb? Does she really not get why this is a problem? Or is she just fucking with us to keep the Donkey Soap Opera exciting?

    • melissa sue says:

      I wonder what Wallet Thing thinks of all of this.

      • Fat Freddys Cat says:

        It’s been awhile since he’s made an appearance, n’est ce pas? Perhaps he’s gnawed off his leg and made his escape?

  24. Cake Liar says:

    I’ve read this site for a long time, pretty much since it started, and I’m a big supporter of everyone who contributes to here. If ever there is any doubt again that you are going too far, please refer to this episode of fucking idiocy. This has got to be in the top 3 of the most ridiculous, selfish, disgusting things she has done over the years! It’s hysterical! This is right up there for me, a classic Donkey moment to savour and enjoy.

  25. monster says:

    have we talked about Katrina’s Brant video yet?


    that dude seems so douchey hahahaha.

  26. Sausage Snappers says:

    um huh der what duh

  27. twankle toes says:

    I love this picture for some reason. I looks like there is someone (a woman, I’d assume) in front of Britt, probably doing something cutsey, amusing, and attention grabbing. Britt looks on good naturedly and Julia is giving the look of death while she sits there with her water, 6 inch plastic whore shoes, and bright orange hair.

    • Johnny Optional says:

      Yep the person Britt is smiling at gets cunt eyes from Jabba. And she’s proud of this photo?

  28. fuck camping! says:

    it’s irritating that JA thinks writing down gift cards amount on a post-it is somehow a “lifehack”. when you use a giftcard, if it still has a balance, they give you a receipt with that very number printed on it! lifehack, julia!

    also, are we to expect many outdoor crying episodes in the future, since she bought kelly cutrone’s book (If You Have to Cry, Go Outside)?

    • MinnietheMoocher, Inc. says:

      Also, someone on Tumblr pointed out that you could also write the balance on the card itself. Eliminating the need for tiny pink post-its.

    • Sacred Scrapbooks says:

      Both Armani and Sephora let you check a gift card balance online, using that new Internetz thingy that shifted Julia’s paradigms.

      Um, err…oops?

    • Fat Freddys Cat says:

      …are we to expect many outdoor crying episodes in the future, since she bought kelly cutrone’s book

      Yes, if someone’s showing wedding videos in the Park.

  29. Rachel says:

    Did she delete the A/X post??

  30. Sacred Scrapbooks says:

    A quibble: “She does know that she may have to count this gift card sale as “income,” right?”

    No, the value of the card should have been declared as income when she received it for her shill. There’s no additional taxable income from selling the card for less than its cash value.

    Also, there’s been some speculation that this card was intended to be the prize in a contest sponsored by Izea. That seems to me to be jumping to conclusions.

    She does look like a tool and an idiot for publicly selling the shill card (Armani) and what seem to be swag gifts (Sephora).

    • Dr. Gary says:

      There was a contest sponsored by IZEA:


      Did she ever choose a winner? She never posted or twatted that there was one. And if she did pick a winner, did she send her/him the gift card?

      • Sacred Scrapbooks says:

        The rules say that Izea will select the winner and I think the implication is that Izea will distribute the prize after the winner has signed pages of releases, probably in triplicate.

        So if no prize was ever given, that SEEMS to be on Izea.

      • Dr. Gary says:

        @Sacred Scrapbooks, I see what you’re saying.

        But what about this:

        “And now, for the good stuff! I happen to have an extra $500 Armani Exchange gift card for one bootylicious reader!! (I know, I know, I just used the word “bootylicious.” I’m sorry.)”

        This makes it sound like she had the gift card to send out.


        “The best email or tweet gets the $500!!!! The more creative, the better.”

        To me, that says the winner wasn’t selected randomly. That she picked the winner.

        She’s so shady, it wouldn’t surprise me if she had the extra gift card that should have gone to a winner, but never sent it out. Has anyone asked her?

      • It all boils down to is that Julia is never honest with her readers, she is always vague, and is a horrible writer who never reveals the whole story, so it is very easy to make these assumptions.

      • bitchface says:

        sillies, she is THE MOST gifted and the most witty, well scripted, humorous, intelligent writer on earth so she chose herself as the winner!

  31. Dr. Gary says:

    I love that non-haterz are calling Donkey out on Grift Card Gate:

    “chelokeys: @juliaallison I thought the Armani cards were for a contest. No one won?”

  32. fuck camping! says:

    “If you were casting The View for women in their teens & twenties, who would you want to watch?”

    is this supposed to be some passive-aggressive jab at katrina, who is going to be on the view this week? as in, “katrina is not relevant or interesting enough for the view, i’d rather watch X instead.” ???

    also, donkster: you’re barely in your twenties anymore.

    • True Confessions says:

      Teens and twenties: 2 completely different audiences

    • I Just Bray says:

      I’m sure it’s just crowd-sourced brainstorming for another one of her 50 kazillion pilots/go-nowhere ideas.


      • hangonlikegrimdeath says:

        yeah. i’ve been hearing this “view 2.0” horseshit for years now from the donks. guess what: the original view isn’t even that great. i don’t want to watch any version of it, thanks.

    • I Just Bray says:

      Also, why does this clown think anyone under 40 wants to watch anything resembling the View? She is such a creepy old lady at heart.

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        Why does she think anyone of any age wants to watch The View? I know I always feel like bitch-slapping a kitten or two if forced to hear Elizabeth HassleWhoopi pontificate & I used to love Whoopi but on that show? No.

      • Eight Dollar Grapefruit says:

        it’s weird how julia just assumes that everyone wants to see a show like that. four women taking jabs at each other for an hour a day while pretending to be relevant or have insight. seems like an older thing–not something people in their teens or 20s want. julia is 29, so not really in the right demo anyway. what a fucking joke.

    • NuttyGrannyMoneybags says:

      ANSWER: Ann Hathaway

  33. Fred Grott says:

    Save Lily!

  34. Dr. Gary says:

    So out of curiosity, I just searched Donkey’s blergh for the word ‘contest’:


    Armani A/X, a t-shirt, 2 Speck bags, 2 more Speck bags, a free makeover, and on and on.

    Has she EVER actually given away any of the stuff she’s promised to the contest ‘winners’?

  35. Sara O. says:

    Someone should contact Armani’s PR Dept. and let them know that poorly selected shiller extra-ordinnaire Donkey Hooves refuses to accept their free merchandise and in fact would like to be compensated for the burden of housing complimentary gift cards.

    • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

      @izea, @tedmurphy & @armniexchange have all been included on a couple of tweets to @juliaallison RE: Grift Card Gate™ ~ I wonder if they name-search themselves & will catch the drift …

      • Sara O. says:

        Yay! Concerned citizens getting it done, exposing the parasites among us.

      • No Money Peltskank says:

        For what it’s worth, someone at izea seems to be on twitter duty:

        @TheTrueJA We’ll look into this. Thanks. about 3 hours ago via HootSuite in reply to TheTrueJA


      • fuck camping! says:

        @ no money peltskank: SUUUHWEEET! the S.S. Jaba the Hutt is going doooowwwwwn!

      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:


      • It's Always Shitty in Donkadelphia says:

        You know, they probably have records, e.g. serial # or barcode # ~ I do wonder if they can track the specific card they gave her & deduce that it was used for a single transaction (a shirt, did she say) & hold her feet to the fire.

      • Fred Grott says:

        BTW, if you use .@juliaallison with the period at the beginning her followers see the tweet but she does not 🙂

      • fuck camping! says:

        donkadelpha et al.: to the chatroom!

      • um, how do i get “unbanned” from the chat room? i wasnt doing anything wrong–just went to a new tab and when i came back i was banned.


      • Sacred Scrapbooks says:

        @miss bojankles — the mods say you’re unbanned — get it a try.

      • juliafoolia says:

        Sorry about that, MBJ! Accidentally hit ban when I was mib-kicking; PP just reversed it now, so try to get in. My bad! <3

  36. Normal Healthy Julia That I Am Today says:

    How long until a reader from Long Island shows up here to say she won the gift card?

    • twankle toes says:

      Tee hee. I am def looking forward to the reader email. “Hey, Julia. OMG you are the best. I have allll this stuff I needed at Sephora (How do you get your eyebrows like that? I want MY eyebrows like that! Can I buy that at Sephora?) Well, anyway, so much stuff to buy. I only had 525 dollars though, and through you I was able to get 575$ worth of stuff. OMG thank you sooo much. My parents live in Ohama and pay all my bills and they will just be really happy I saved 50 bucks here. Oh, and on the way home I hoovered 4 dozen cupcakes I found in a garbage can. I want to lose my waist too. Just like you! OMG PINK IS SUCH A COOL COLOR. Thanks again. Julie”

    • Eight Dollar Grapefruit says:

      Speaking of girls from Lawn Guyland, why not just give the card to Lasagna… homegirl is 32 and makes like no income as NonSociety’s CWhateverO. And we’ve seen her pictures–she could def use the stuff

  37. Julia's Fat Ass says:

    There is so much badness in this one post, but I’ll just attack it logically, minus any shady tax implications or inherent tackiness. Ok here goes: WHO IN FUCK would buy a fucking $400 giftcard for a $10 FUCKING PROFIT. Anyone with that kinda cash ain’t gonna be impressed with her all-too-generous $10 or $12 discount. Christ on a bike she’s a stupid fucking whore.

    • Julia's Fat Ass says:

      Also her fucking pelt don’t match and her face spackle is 12 shades too light compared to the rest of her body. Pure klass.

    • Julia's Fat Ass says:

      ETA: So it was a $50 and a $22.01 discount, respectively. Still fucking redonkulous. Guaranteed she’ll follow up with a tweet about how some lucky reader emailed her (she’ll be lying). I hate her.

  38. KingKiang says:

    OT: I hope Jordan didn’t break the bank on her new site design. The font is impersonal (couldn’t follow Mary’s lead and use your own handwriting, Jords?), the watercolor splotches are the same for every post (alternate that shit, man), and… wait, the banner looks oddly similar to the one on RBNS. Sad face:(

    • Lonnie says:

      I googled “Jordan Reid” “Jordan Reid Berkow” AND “Jordan Berkow” and I still couldn’t get a link to Ramshackle Glam to show on the first page. Such a fail. God, she is going to need so much help with her website/new “career”….

    • chesca says:

      eeek! i hate the font…

      but hey, it’s not vertical scrolling!

    • Oh Jordan, honey, script fonts are HORRIBLE for web design.

      • But she has actual advertising on her site, so she wins.

      • Donkey Lewis And The News says:

        Yeah, the advertisers are her designer neighbor and her Aunt Trudy in Canada (I wish I was making that up)

      • Fat Freddys Cat says:

        Yeah. I think I’m going to order one of those power bracelets. I could use some power. I wonder if they come with like a magic incantation to spark ’em off or something. Better’n a decoder ring!

    • for serious?? says:

      That’s just sad.

      Her about me/bio is lame.

  39. AnnaPelt Is Happy at 138 says:

    This kind of post is exactly why RBNS should exist: as a JA watchdog group. Eventually, “sponsors” are going to learn not to work with her shifty, lying ass.

  40. Cuma, Holy, Abdellah and 45 others like this. says:

    I mean, who sits around thinking about how to pay their taxes and arrives at, “Oh, I know! Gift cards!” WHO WHAT.

  41. omgi'mjuliaallisonrofl says:

    Two things:

    OH HAI. I promised myself I would never post here even though you guys are fucking hilarious because I need to not waste more of my time on Julia Allison, but:

    I’m pretty sure Julia mentioned a while back that *she* received a gift card and that she was giving one away. Two total. Am I wrong about this?

    • peltvest says:

      no, you are not wrong. you are, however, not up-to-date on recent donkology shill studies and do not read previous entries. do your own research next time, toots.

      And OH HAI? really stand by that promise next time.

  42. Mmm says:

    i don’t understand, why can’t she just have prom king pay her taxes? doesn’t he pay for everything else?

  43. not from long island says:

    but i did win the gift card. whatever this a/x gift card is- its not the one she was giving away in the contest.

  44. Johnny Optional says:

    She’s wildly posting driveling shit to her twitter to swamp the reactions to her using/selling the A/X card instead of giving it to a “contest winner”.

    She’s a very disgusting human being.

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