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Crowdfunding Comes With Tax Issues

Bad news, crowdfunders. Tax professionals are saying that the Internal Revenue Service (and probably your friendly State tax collector) believe that all moneys you receive from crowdfunding is taxable income. Guess what? That DVD reward, it’s considered a “sale” and … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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Seedrs’ Experiment With Trading Crowdfunded Shares

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has just closed its experiment with secondary market trading in shares bought from startup issuers on its website. The result was: 2.5 million shares traded among 238 buyers and sellers with £743,000 being … Continue reading

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Fashion Industry Embraces Crowdfunding

In keeping with the fashion theme from yesterday (men’s rompers, ughh), the fashion industry appears to be embracing crowdfunding for a number of reasons including: Venture Capitalists don’t fund fashion; most Venture Capitalists are men and don’t get fashion, leaving … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Celebrates First Anniversary

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. Venture Beat provided some statistics on how the year went, including: 335 companies have filed offering documents, of those, 43% were funded and 30% failed, … Continue reading

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