View Full Version : U.S. Issues Live in Philly? Have a blog? Then you better pay the city $300 for that privilege.

08-23-2010, 07:21 AM


Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she's made about $50. To Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it's a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut.

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.

Even if, as with Sean Barry, that profit is $11 over two years.

08-23-2010, 07:31 AM
Big Blog is a menace

Garcia Bronco
08-23-2010, 08:06 AM
When I think of shithole places to live; Philly is on the the list.

08-23-2010, 08:15 AM
philly knows abuse of power

08-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Is this really what we've become as a nation? Hit the taxpayer with more fines and bogus bills to keep 'em down.