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Not really. In Sweden you are however required to declare that income for taxes if it meets the requirements for taxation. Not declaring your income correctly is illegal.
But recieving donations is not.

Depending on how much and how one earns the money one might have to apply for the right to declare tax as a business. Which is a bit of a bureaucratic overhead but not really that bad as long as you earn less than around €100'000 a year in total.

@leth Thanks. 100 grand is nearly impossible in open-source 😆 - so we are safe.

> Depending on how much and how one earns the money one might have to apply for the right to declare tax as a business.

I would be curious to know how much income needs to be declared a business. Do you know of a reference document / article? My Svenska web search skills are poor 😄.

@ashwinvis

In swedish:
www.skatteverket.se/privat/ska…

I'm no expert, but it's just as long as it's not your main source of income. So I would guess it's not more than what you earn from work. I mean if it's all you earn money on then it becomes you main source of income and thus is not a hobby bu actually work.

A nice hack though, is that you can always call or email skatteverket and they are obliged to answer and explain how things works. When ever I have called them, they have always been very nice and helpful.

@leth
Turns out if you're actually holding the purse strings, you won't get defunded, and thus will continue working relatively well.
@ashwinvis

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