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Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

Xmas Charity Volunteers
Nov 28, 2016 #event

It's almost time for our annual GASR Xmas Charity Event, and we are in need of volunteers who would be willing to make artwork for GASR's donors. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. The deadline to become a volunteer is Dec 10.

GASR Secret Santa
Nov 14, 2016 #event

It's time for GASR's annual holiday event: the Secret Santa gift exchange! Get your hot cocoa to marshmallow ratio perfect and your mistletoe hung up because it's time to get those art gifts wrapped and under the tree for a happy holiday surprise. Click here to join the fun, and make sure to sign up before the 25th of November!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Oct 29, 2016 #event

It's about to get spooky with the Halloween scavenger hunt! Put on your masks, makeup, and your witch hats because everyone can join! Young, old, artist, non-artist, passer-by, moose, potatoes, or any living or my favorite… non-living may join. Click here to join the fun. This event lasts from Oct 31st - Nov 14th. Check out the cool prizes!

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I'm a self taught artist/editor and was once an Instagram blogger but now I spend most of my times on IMVU doing DP art and maintaining a steady # of orders from various amazing people! One of my best accomplishments was winning 1st place locally in a Japanese Quiz Bowl in my state and won a chance to compete nationally against other states in Washington D.C. and so here I am still embracing my studies in Japanese although sometimes people think I look or am Japanese because I'm Asian haha. My favorite things are Anime, Utaite, Vocaloid, KPop, Fashion (especially Minimalism and Harajuku), Video Games, and Aesthetic Art :)

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Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:59 am
So, for all you United States artists who sell art online and make a reasonably good profit, how are you dealing with yearly tax forms? Do you put down your income made from GASR, and other online art sales? Are online art sales considered self-employment?

Lazy roll
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:38 am
They're considered self-employment if you register through the government as self-employed.  If not, they would be counted as "Other earnings" on tax forms at the end of the year.

The only time you would have to report earnings from them is if you make more than $600/year from art sales, which is $50 a month if you're consistant. I think that limit is raised slightly if you're registered as self-employed, I'll look into that shortly just in case.

Now making a few dollars over that isn't a big deal, but if someone was making a substantial profit and did not claim it on their taxes, worst case scenario is that they're audited.  If you have your funds transferred to your bank account, they can view that ask you where the income is coming from.  You can tell them the truth and maybe get a small fine for not providing accurate income information, or you can lie and get a hefty fine and maybe have to go to court for tax evasion.

I honestly don't think too many people have to worry about this considering the average most people charge for their art isn't a whole lot.
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:42 am
@Seriously: Thank you for the thorough response. This stemmed mainly out of curiosity.
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:45 am
No problem.  It's always good to have the information.  A lot of people on IMVU don't realize they've not been filing their taxes properly by not including the income they earn from product and art sales.  Some of these people make thousands of dollars a month.  That's a main reason why the IRS is breathing down IMVU's neck right now.
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:13 am
@Seriously: Exactly, which is why I have been concerned as of late.
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