Should writers claim income for work done while on welfare?
Like J.K. Rowling. She wrote The Harry Potter books while on Welfare. Should she have to declare that as income while she was brainstorming the first book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/sorcerer’s stone”, while she was on welfare in England.
Or is work only considered taxable in the year one getts paid for it… in this case all writers can wait on welfare until they get paid for “looking for work”?
Debate and humor welcome.