American bloggers are forced to pay taxes

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    Somewhere about a year ago in RuNet there was news that all blogs and other similar resources would have to be registered as mass media, with all the consequences - taxes, document flow and so on. After a while, everything became clear, and bloggers stopped worrying about this. In general, it is no secret that for the most part, domestic Internet figures who have their own resources, whether they are offline sites or blogs on platforms such as Livejournal.com and liveinternet.com, do not pay taxes.

    And this is despite the fact that the income of many bloggers reaches four-digit figures in dollar terms. The situation, most likely, will not change for a long time, because almost no one monitors the income of a single Internet user due to the complexity for the current level of technology penetration in law enforcement and financial control bodies of many CIS countries. Not everywhere, there are exceptions, but for the most part site owners are still living quietly.

    But the United States, in particular in Philadelphia, the bloggers, as they say, were pressed to the nail. The other day, most bloggers in this region received official notifications from the authorities demanding to register as an entrepreneur. Interestingly, the vast majority of “victims” are those who indicated their own income from blogging in the tax return. That is, the authorities are "squeezing" law-abiding citizens following the principle of "whoever is lucky, that’s where they go . " Of course, some anonymous people came across, but for the most part, bloggers dug a hole for themselves, reporting on their, in some cases scanty, income.

    For example, a blogger earned as much as $ 50 in a few years. Another blogger hit an even bigger jackpot, earning $ 11 over the past two years. And these unfortunate people are now forced to register as private entrepreneurs, and after all, an emergency license in the United States costs $ 300. In addition to the license fee, you will also have to pay income tax, plus some other taxes.

    Now, however, the legislators of Philadelphia are trying to simplify the procedure for registering emergency situations and small enterprises.

    In general, the case is interesting. Recently, domestic lawmakers have been trying to somehow “monetize” the shadow Internet business, so it’s worth drying crackers to prepare for such attempts.

    Generally speaking, it would be nice for lawmakers to come up with newer methods of taxation for various types of Internet resources, you see, and fewer people will go into the shadows. Although, of course, such hopes for the most part are in vain. But let's hope for the best ...

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