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kurisu
September 12th, 2014, 11:00
I know JET says people aren't allowed to take up second jobs and things like that while on the program, but what about something like donations?

For example, people livestreaming get money on donations but I don't think it is really considered INCOME. From my research it doesn't even need to be declared tax-wise unless it is over $11,000 a year?

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
September 12th, 2014, 11:15
Lana. LANA. LAANAAA!!!!

Gizmotech
September 12th, 2014, 13:11
I know JET says people aren't allowed to take up second jobs and things like that while on the program, but what about something like donations?

For example, people livestreaming get money on donations but I don't think it is really considered INCOME. From my research it doesn't even need to be declared tax-wise unless it is over $11,000 a year?

Income:

noun1.the monetary payment received for goods or services, or from other sources, as rents or investments.


(Dictionary.com)

If you were trying to scam the system (which is to receive money from any source other than investments), just ensure that the activity isn't based in Japan, and isn't receiving income to Japan in any way. Keep it in paypal abroad.

webstaa
September 12th, 2014, 13:40
As long as you don't bring the money into Japan and it stays in your home country, you should be OK. As much as paypal sucks (transaction fees wooo!), it or another online bank is probably your best bet.

kurisu
September 12th, 2014, 14:01
Alrighty, that's absolutely perfect then. I keep everything in Paypal (yup, those damn fees) so that should be fine. Thank yas.

ihatefall
September 12th, 2014, 15:30
Alrighty, that's absolutely perfect then. I keep everything in Paypal (yup, those damn fees) so that should be fine. Thank yas.

If it's "donation" or "gift" based, then there aren't any fees (in most countries).

BeckyJones
September 12th, 2014, 15:37
Lana. LANA. LAANAAA!!!!

DANGER ZOOOONNNNNEEEE!!!!!


OP: what are you stupid? no.

kurisu
September 12th, 2014, 16:52
If it's "donation" or "gift" based, then there aren't any fees (in most countries).


Unfortunately, Paypal still charges fees for donations or gifts :(

kurisu
September 12th, 2014, 16:54
OP: what are you stupid? no.

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ihatefall
September 12th, 2014, 17:56
Unfortunately, Paypal still charges fees for donations or gifts :(

hmmmm maybe you need an American Paypal account than. (Also I think in Japanese Paypal account, you gift for free as well)

kurisu
September 12th, 2014, 20:18
hmmmm maybe you need an American Paypal account than. (Also I think in Japanese Paypal account, you gift for free as well)

American is what I use now. The person gifting doesn't see anything on their end. The person receiving the money sees the fees taken out.