I'll start right away with the main thing. Yes, taxes must be paid. Yes, this is how any state works and has been for a long time. Regardless of our social status, religion, positioning ourselves, what we think about it, whether we know it in detail or not, we are all taxpayers. Yes, since birth. This is enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
We pay taxes every day when purchasing or paying for goods, products, works, services. Taxes are part of the price of any product or service. True, not everyone thinks about this issue. Let's think about this by looking at the examples we encounter almost daily.
Consultant, craftsman, designer, needlewoman or artist provide services
An expert, a specialist provides services, and a needlewoman, craftsman, artist demonstrates their products at the exhibition, a freelancer edits articles or promotes personal brands. Until customers pay for these products and services, they are only friendly advice or a keepsake. Such activity is more like a hobby, you do not need to pay taxes, since there is no income or revenue here. As soon as clients (individuals or legal entities) start paying self-employed, self-employed, freelancers, needlewomen, consultants, experts, taxes arise, they must be paid on time. That's what the law says!
If the client is an organization
If a freelancer, self-employed or self-employed enters into a contract for the provision of services, performance of work with an organization (commercial or non-commercial) or an individual entrepreneur, then the obligation to withhold tax, as a rule, lies with the legal entity or entrepreneur. But sometimes this is not the case, so always read contracts carefully so that the obligation to pay tax does not come as a surprise.
When we are given gifts
Everyone loves to receive gifts. But you also need to pay taxes on gifts when the gift is over four thousand rubles and was presented by non-close relatives. More precisely, the tax is calculated from the amount of all gifts for the year, reduced by 4 thousand rubles. Be careful when accepting valuable gifts (for promotions, in honor of an award, etc.), so that you suddenly do not find out in a year or two that you need to pay tax on the accepted gift, and even penalties in addition.
When there is property
Many people have property. It can also be in newborn children, if suddenly the Germany WhatsApp Number List baby was presented with something in honor of the fact of birth. A gift in the form of an apartment, car, dacha when donated from close relatives will not be taxed on income received. But the property tax arises, i.e. it must be paid even to a newborn. More precisely, parents under the age of 18 will pay for it, but the tax is levied on the owner of the property, that is, even on a baby. The tax is paid annually as long as there is a fact of ownership of this property. If the gift was not made by mom-dad, not close relatives, then you will have to pay tax on the value of the gift.
Many now publish articles, publish books and receive royalties for this. Yes, taxes arise from such income, they must be paid. If this is within the framework of the concluded agreement with the publisher, then see example 2.
Revenue from advertising and affiliate programs
Receiving income from an advertiser on your Internet resources (websites, pages, channels, social networks) for advertising, affiliate programs, cross-promotions, etc. are also taxed.
Prizes and winnings
If you are lucky, you won a prize in a lottery, in a competition or a creative competition, such income (from the amount for which you were “lucky”) is also taxed. Tax must be paid on the value of the prize.
There are many more examples, I gave several typical ones that are commented on almost every day on the Internet, supplemented with advice that is not always correct in terms of making a decision - what to do: “to pay or not to pay”, who should pay. But what is nice, it turns out that there are a lot of incomes around us! It's just time to start and take into account and declare and pay taxes. In any case, everything secret will once become clear.
If you do not pay your taxes yourself, do not file income declarations, gifts, prizes, etc., then you will have to pay not only taxes in the future, but also a penalty on the amount of unpaid taxes. This may be supplemented by a fine for not filing a declaration of income received, and even a penalty fee if you do not pay taxes within the time limits specified in the Law.