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Another Reason I’m Glad I Don’t Live in Philly – A Tax on Blogging!

by Brett on August 25, 2010

As if people needed another reason to flee Philadelphia – now they’re levying taxes on bloggers!

From CNN.com:

Philadelphia bloggers were abuzz this week about a citywide move to crack down on citizens running a business without a license — which includes any local bloggers running ads on their sites.

The weekly Philadelphia City Paper kicked off the kerfuffle with an article spotlighting several small-scale bloggers who were startled to receive letters from the city demanding that they shell out up to $300 for a license allowing them to operate a local business. One of the recipients had raked in a whopping profit of $11 over two years from his blog.

Way to cater to the “creative class” you’ve got delusions of building, Philly.  Jeez.  But hey, in fairness – it’s not like you can exactly blog from anywhere…right?

Sure, a $300 fee is probably not going to chase anyone from the city – but we can still poke fun at Philly anyway.


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