Strange way for a local government to make money, but now Philadelphia is starting to require bloggers to "register" and pay $300 for an official business license. Below is an article from the Washington Examiner.
Here is an excerpt.
I wonder what your accountant would say? I talked to mine and he said the county ordinance only required a business license if you had a storefront or physical office location where you conduct your business. What are your experiences? Curious to know what is happening in other parts of the United States and elsewhere. Thanks.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.