The taxman DOTH come… in Oz

 Posted by (Visited 6799 times)  Game talk
Oct 312006
 

Check out the article.

“Your income will not be treated any differently than if you earned it working nine to five in an office.”

If a virtual transaction has real world implications – if it can be attributed a monetary value – it attracts the attention of the Tax Office. Sites such as slexchange.com set rates for swapping Second Life’s Linden dollars for “real” money.

“The real world value of a transaction may form part of your taxable income, even if it is in Linden dollars,” the ATO spokeswoman says. “In addition, there may be GST to consider.”

In other words, if you are turning over the equivalent of more than $50,000 selling virtual jewellery to Second Life avatars, you must get an ABN and register for GST.

Email go poof!

 Posted by (Visited 7719 times)  Misc
Oct 302006
 

Grr.

So there I am in Outlook 2003, about to delete an email unread. Muscle memory kicks in, and instead of hitting CTRL-Q to mark it read, then Del, I hit CTRL-A, CTRL-Q, Del, a sequence I use many times a day when wiping out all the spam in a folder.

So I delete my entire Inbox.

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