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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Concerning the Tax Number and Entrecard


I actually received an answer from Entrecard support in reference to needing my tax ID number. They said "Entrecard requires the tax information for all participants in the cashout." There was no comment on the insecure form.

As I said in a previous post, no other online site that I earn from requires that information until the $600/year threshold is reached. I've decided that I'm not willing to give that information out for the very few dollars I might make in a year. Whether many of the allegations of poor management are valid or not, I won't submit that information via a simple online form. The few other sites that I earn more money from had me submit a regular W-9 tax form, a much more business-like method.

Since this means that I will not be cashing out any credits, I may decide to not accept any paid ads. To date, I haven't really objected to paid ads in theory, although I don't care for some of the particular ads. However, I've just rejected those ones.

I need to think about this a little longer. But if I am not going to benefit monetarily at all from the ads, I'm thinking that I don't feel a need to display them.

Entrecard

web ad income today (3 blogs, 2 web sites):
Adsense $.01
Adgitize $.77
Project Wonderful $.02
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Total: $.80
Total to date in April $14.10
Total in March $4.88

3 comments:

plin said...

I have the same concern as you do as well.
I will probably give out my Entrecard credit as contests since I don't quite like the automatically 75% tax on advertising with credit either.

online writer said...

that's really bad they're asking for tax ID over a small amount.first time i heard of it.we're not earning hundreds of dollars here.

kasandria said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. I decided not to use them for that very same reason. How have you liked Project Wonderful? Clicked some links for ya as well. have a great day!
Kas

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