Monday, April 13, 2009

Economic Stimulus: Britt Savage's IRS Tax Form Dress to Raise Money for Charity

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:06 PM

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Tomorrow night, as you sit at a desk strewn with receipts, W-2's and coffee-stained tax forms, will you be overwhelmed with an irresistible urge to shred the whole blasted mess and tell Uncle Sam to kiss off? Britt Savage did just that. Well, she didn't tell Uncle Sam to kiss off (at least not that we know of), but she did shred a pile of tax forms to make the dress you see to the left. The sultry front woman for Nashville band Twang Deluxe and host of the monthly Mod Night concert series at 12th & Porter, Savage is rarely at a loss for creative ideas to promote her shows, though it would seem few have been as labor-intensive as this homage to the IRS. In an email last Friday, Savage told the Scene she was scheduled for an interview today with CNN Headline News, so check your TV tonight. New York's Daily News and a Dallas radio station have also come knocking, as has an online tax website, which offered her $1,000 for the dress. But she's decided to sell it on eBay and give the proceeds to Heifer International, an organization fighting hunger in 57 countries including the U.S. And no, we're not going to itemize her large deductions, nor are we going to show you her internal revenue. This isn't that kind of website, so if you're looking to have fun with your 1040 Long Form, you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you'd like to audit Britt's charitable contributions in person, you can see her perform with her band at the April 15 Tax Deadline edition of Mod Night at 12th & Porter. Special guests include The Shazam and Music City Burlesque. Just keep your gross income to yourself. To really appreciate just how much work went into the dress, check out a closeup of Britt's creation, after the jump:
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