Friday, August 27, 2010
Aloha Friday-In the News
Welcome to Aloha Friday. This is a day according to Kailani that in Hawaii one takes it easy and prepares for the weekend. Oh I so want to go to Hawaii....I know I would love Fridays there!
An Island Life is the place to link up a question to ask Surfers and Friends visiting your site.
Here is your question for today:
How would you feel is you had to pay a fee to your city for having a blog?
This is really happening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license......She's not alone. After dutifully reporting even the smallest profits on their tax filings this year, a number — though no one knows exactly what that number is — of Philadelphia bloggers were dispatched letters informing them that they owe $300 for a privilege license, plus taxes on any profits they made."
So, how would you feel if you got such a Letter?
Upon further research I found out that this is a Freelance registration fee. If you earned money on your blog either through advertising, giveaways or click through companies like CMF,EC and Adgetize, then you have a business. The town looks at the blog as a Freelance business, so therefore you must pay a fee of 50 dollars a year or 300 dollars for life. This is called a licensing fee.
If this happened here I think I would not have any advertising or click through companies on my site. I really do not make any money on my sites, However I do advertise so mine would be considered a Freelance Blog. Glad I do not live in Philadelphia!