>>2458722>people could still file their taxes based simply on the money they received
No they can't, that's why those forms are so important, if you simply say you've got a specific amount of money, the IRS wouldn't be able to check if the information is true.>Second of all you are arguing that artists NOW are evading taxes
I'm arguing that they CAN evade taxes more easily through patreon.>It literally says "You need to".
Because that's merely a form to be able to link how much a person receives through patreon with the person's SSN, it doesn't change the law regarding the taxation of donations.>Why does this support your claim that artists are evading taxes?
Because it all depends on how they handle their art, I've told you this before, if they declare to the IRS that their use of Patreon is for donations (gift), which requires them to not offer any service or product in return, but treat their art as a product, they are by definition breaking the law.>you just come up with more
I'm literally just explaining to you what I said since my very first post, not my fault people have a hard time understanding simple logic.>So which is it?
I hate hypocrisy, like I've said countless times, I have no problems with artists that use their own IPs to create and sell their art. However, seeing artists profit from the works of other people, without permission, all the while people like you treat their FANart as PROFESSIONAL art, just rubs me in a terrible way. The very same "excuse" that artists use to be able to produce work of copyrighted material suddenly is no longer valid when it applies to them (that of marketing).