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Some of the tasks are at least an hours worth of work and they are offering a bounty of 1$?

You need to prune these types of job listings, they're just spam and completely unrealistic.

Example: https://bountify.co/1c

Solid days worth of work. Tweaking, designing, etc.

50 bucks! That's terrible. Any thoughts on how to mitigate this problem?

Most users, including myself, provide solutions for fun. Look on StackOverflow; a lot of answers are very involved, and it's a free service. Bountify is like a Stack Overflow for code tasks, with a bonus of beer money if your solution is selected. Bottom line is that it's mostly for fun, as the bounty amounts are trivial wherever you live.

I would rather do something for free than have to worry about the extra accounting declaring lots of $1 amounts to the tax department entails.

In the US you don't have to declare income under (i believe) $500 from a single source in a given year. So if you earned 5,000 $1 payments, each from a different source you would have to declare NONE of them. If you earned 1,000 $100 payments from different sources you wouldn't have to declare those either.

Personally I'd rather do something for free that benefits the general public than for someone who just seems to be a cheap bastard. Now, if it were coding for an open source project and getting payed trivial wages because the project has no money and devs just need help getting something done... maybe.

If you donate your winnings to charity (a feature provided on Bountify), there are no accounting issues to worry about.

Developers don't need money for pizza or beer, but here's a thought - give 20% of that money to charity.

Right now users have the option to donate their bounty winnings to charity, which some are doing.

Very nice!

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