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3-16-2012 @ 1:40PM
Also note that cashing out of the Real-Money AH will require a PayPal account and the same rules as eBay will apply. I haven't sold on eBay/used PayPal in a long time, but I remember it being a pretty serious ToS, and yes if you're under 18 your parents will be responsible for the maintaining and ownership of the account. I think if you're using the AH funds to pay for Blizzard stuff, it's a self-contained system that won't be taxed. As far as transferring over to PayPal, I'm pretty sure it's still tax-free because there will be fees involved in using the PayPal service. I don't know the laws but I don't think the income is taxable unless you reach a certain threshold, and I doubt anyone will reach that cap selling digital swords and armor for real-life pennies. Then again there's bound to be exceptions.
3-16-2012 @ 1:45PM
That is, of course, if they actually are going through with the transferable funds from the AH, which personally I find to be imbalanced and game-breaking.I think it should be self-contained, the real money is people buying the digital "Blizzard money" points and the points you accrue can pay for Blizzard services, so essentially, by playing the game and the AH, other people will be paying for your subscription and such.
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