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Dealing with the age limit in Google Adsense?

Asked by anon30 (334 points ) February 23rd, 2010

What it says right here, I have to be 18, but I could still use it if I put in my moms payee name. Found here

So what are my choices since I’m not 18 yet? Does the payee name and SNN have to belong to her, or I can put in my SNN in the tax information?

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ragingloli's avatar

I think unless you get authorisation from your mother to do this you could get in serious trouble if you use her information without her consent, at the very least with your mother.

anon30's avatar

she WILL know.

jrpowell's avatar

“If you are not yet 18, you may have a parent or guardian submit an application using their name as the payee name. If your application is approved, all payments will be made to the adult responsible for the site.”

Everything needs to be in her name. And if you fake her info and she doesn’t do things properly on her taxes she could get into a bit of trouble.

You are seriously going to make nothing with adwords until your site is established. Until you can get a few hundred unique hits per day I wouldn’t even bother. And even then it is only a few bucks a month.

anon30's avatar

Well I been making $10 a day so I have $40, And I really need this money,
and If she does do things properly, any other way she could get introuble?/
and would she have to PAY taxes?

ragingloli's avatar

It is income. Of course she will have to pay taxes on it.

anon30's avatar

How much?

ragingloli's avatar

I am not familiar with American tax rates, sorry.

jrpowell's avatar

Usually you have to start dealing with the IRS if it is over $650 per year. And tax rates fluctuate so it depends on what she makes from her day job. If she makes 10K per year it will be less than if she makes 100K. So that is impossible to answer.

anon30's avatar

Thanks I will be putting this in my moms name.

But should I know anything? Which will help me not do anything stupid…

YARNLADY's avatar

You have to treat the money you earn exactly like any other business would. There are many different websites on the Google search that talk about how to use adsense, but most of them are put for the purpose of earning money through the adsense program, and not much help.

Perhaps you could do some research on how to run a business. I really don’t think anything will come up unless you are making hundreds of dollars a year, so you are probably worried about nothing.

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