Compensations paid to bloggers are always taxable income. If you write blog posts and receive a payment in money, give your tax card to the party that pays you. Always check that all the income you have received is included on your tax return. You can deduct work-related expenses from your income.
Examples of different types of income a blogger may receive and their taxation:
- Sanni receives a product from a company and reviews it on her blog. Sanni can keep the product. The value of the product is €200. The entire value of the product is considered Sanni’s earned income. In the spring, Sanni checks that the income is included on her tax return. When checking the tax return, Sanni notices that a smaller product valued €70 she received for reviewing is not included on the tax return. Sanni supplements her tax return and reports the amount missing from her earned income.
- Sanni is asked to write a product introduction to a company’s website according to the company’s instructions. She will be paid €500. This is considered Sanni’s pay, so she must give her tax card to the company for its payment. The income is automatically included on her pre-completed tax return sent in the following spring.
- Sanni has agreed with a company that she will write articles for the company’s website and receive monetary compensation for her work. According to the agreement, the copyright will be transferred to the company. This income is Sanni’s earned income, so she must give her tax card to the company for the payment of the compensation. The income is automatically included on her pre-completed tax return sent in the following spring as a compensation for use.
- Sanni established a company through which she sells advertising space and content for companies. Sanni’s business is entered in the prepayment register, so she can send invoices to her customers. She reports her income with the business tax return.