Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ahhhhhh....


So, what I don't get about this picture/idea, is why this person feels that their art should not be taxed.  Because it is something that feeds their soul?  Should we only tax those soulless/useful services like telemarketing?  If doing something makes you money, win!  If paying taxes on that thing means you are not making money on it anymore, sorry.   I guess you'll have to keep doing it to feed your soul, and or go out and do some soulless work.  I love to create.  I also like money.  For me, the best way to have both, is to not try to make money through my creations.   For those who can manage to combine their love to crate, and their need to have money, Way to go!  Photo: The Internet Sales Tax hurts small businesses -- and it hurts you.

4 comments:

Lucky Day said...

My miff was the idea that some should pay taxes on their hobby while others didn't. But P informed me that most online sellers don't pay taxes. Sorry. I've been searching through my internet receipts and can only find a few that charged tax. One was textbooks.com, another was tracfone.

Gaia Iulia said...

I think John Green has a pretty good take/explanation on this: http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/48694597164/when-things-that-are-bad-for-you-are-good-for-the-world

Lucky Day said...

I agree. While I'm socially conservative, I have always liked the idea of taxes. It's like my favorite flavor of koolaid!

Tara said...

Yeah, this makes no sense to me. If you want to sell something, you need to be aware that you will be taxed for it and charge accordingly. If you don't want to be taxed, give your art away.

Selling art in fairs, in galleries and other places, the artists certainly charge tax. Not charging tax makes you an amateur.