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Blogging Tax?

22 August 2010 3 Comments

Interesting news article out on the city of Philadelphia requiring bloggers to pay a $300 “license” fee in order to keep blogging.  Amazingly, the example used in the article is a “blogger” who has made about $50 total from online activities so the $300 is 6x her income from the web.  The main focus here is that cities, states, and the Feds are strapped for cash and are looking for new ways to bring in revenue. Blogs and online business activity is a likely target in the future since there are many loopholes in the online world – although, income is still income and thus, it’s taxable so I’m not sure what the big deal is.  The government wants your money and will find creative means to get more of it as their deficits and fiscal issues intensify.

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  • Money Beagle said:

    If I didn't have my calendar in front of me, I'd swear that this was an April Fool's joke!! What a poor choice by the city of Philadelphia, but I guess this is from the same place where they boo Santa!

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