Philadelphia drew the wrath of local bloggers last week due to rumors of a blogger tax. The label is somewhat misleading, as the city is not taxing bloggers. Philly is applying an existing law forcing bloggers (the ones generating revenue, anyway) to register for a business license. The community’s anger stems from the lack of a revenue minimum—meaning if you live in Philadelphia and make $5 from your blog this year, you have to pay $50 per year, or $300 for a lifetime business privilege license.
The city’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and the Department of Revenue are joining together to answer bloggers’ questions. They will be hosting a happy hour next Wednesday at National Mechanics. If you are a blogger based in the city or just generally interested in Philadelphia business laws, the event is open to the public.
“Bloggergate” Happy Hour presented by the City of Philadelphia
National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd St.)
5:00 p.m. &ndash 7:00 p.m.