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A Blog Tax!
even if you just make 50 cents you're taxed!
Roseb44170




msg:4192218
 10:24 pm on Aug 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Now I live in the Philly area and this is the first that I have heard of a blog tax! It seems that no matter what amount of money you earn - even if it is as low as 50 cents you still have to pay a tax on it! It's called a "Business Priviledge Tax" - is this aggravating or what!

link to article:

[npr.org...]

I would LOVE to hear your comments on this one!

 

ken_b




msg:4192228
 11:06 pm on Aug 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Good! Maybe it'll drive some of the meaningless drivel off the web! :)

On the other hand, business licenses/fees/etc are nothing new. Putting ads on a site is a clear indication of the intent to make money. Many new businesses take years to become profitable, all the while paying substantial business expenses. This is just anoter expense.

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tangor




msg:4192231
 11:21 pm on Aug 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Might check this out. This fellow has done some research. A lot of tempest in a teapot...

[associatedcontent.com...]

digitalv




msg:4194710
 7:14 pm on Aug 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

The $300 is a lifetime fee, not annual. The annual fee is just $50. While I'm not a fan of ANY taxes or government "fees", including this one, I don't consider it a "blog tax" like some do.

If you are making money on a website, whether it's through ad clicks, selling links, affiliate referrals, etc. you're running a business. The $50 fee for this is less than the cost of incorporating, and you have to pay taxes on the income you make anyway whether you're considering yourself a business or not.

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