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6-29-2010 @ 6:21PM
I decided to refresh after typing out something to this effect, so I'll just add it here as a reply since you already brought it up:"Now that WoW gold has a value in our little made up world, and confers benefits to me, one could argue that my gold is income."I agree that Blizzard will never sell gold, but I have trouble understanding this argument.Walk into your local 7-11 and you already see cards hanging on the rack to buy in-game money for Farmville, etc. Does that mean that the taxman is going to start taxing all the coins that those players can earn in-game because those coins can also be purchased for real money?Things don't automatically become real live currency just because someone is able to pay for it. Artists, for example, can draw paintings all day long. Does this mean those paintings suddenly have automatic taxable value, just because someone could technically buy one of them?I'm just not understanding some of the argument laid out in the article...
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