Philadelphia got a black eye for a supposed “blogger tax.” Now Bill Green is moving to specifically exempt bloggers who earn just a little money from advertising.
A Philadelphia City Councilman wants to repeal the so-called blogger tax. The goal is to help small-time businesses stay out of trouble with the city.
Councilman Bill Green says he wants the city to waive forcing small operations such as blogs from having to register as a business to handle the advertising income. The councilman says bloggers would have to sign a form saying they are writing on line as a hobby and aren’t in business to make money.
“If your income goes over $3,000 a year I would imagine the revenue department will have the resources go back and take a look. It is the intention to remove administrative burden from the Revenue Department in terms of sending out notices to people who have $11 from Google ads or something else.”
The councilman says the city won’t miss the money because it isn’t receiving it now. He’s hopeful the bill will be approved.