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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-12-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to ausrob

May I ask do you apply for tax registration certificate? do they require to have it if your activities as business?

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Registered: ‎03-12-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to kansas_gal06

Do I need to apply Tax Registration certificate if I file my income on schedule C?  I read online they will let you pay large amount of penalty if you failure to register . But I don't think all the ebayer realize this .


kansas_gal06 wrote:

sandrasvintagetime62 wrote:

...  Why don't they go after and spend money on the real problems in this country like terrorists, drugs, murderers, rapists, and etcccccc. ....


Well, they ARE going after money!  Your money!  And mine!  So they can spend it.

 

Glad to hear you kept receipts! With receipts you have proof so it will probably go OK. Best of luck!


 

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Posts: 3,589
Registered: ‎07-15-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to janies_bizz

janies_bizz wrote:
I just started selling on Ebay and Im a little worried about reporting my extra little income. Its not that much but is there like a certain amount that I have to make for them to report or how does this work? Any help would be appreciated. Tax time is near.

Yes, you are required to file all income.  Also, several states require you to pay taxes from buying out of state on purchases you bought on the web is recorded.  Remember, everything you do on the computer is recorded. 

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Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to lovelywatchforyou

lovelywatchforyou wrote:
Make sure you dont exceed more than 200 sales or $20,000 sales whichever comes first . And if you do business on ebay make sure you keep all reciepts such as postage, original reciepts. Or you you sell old stuff with no reciepts you loose so, its better to sell just few not exceed 200 sales or if sell cars for cost 20,000 dollars , Paypal will report to the IRS. If you have large family , ask them if you can use thier SSN numbers for few sales . Paypal is very quite about this and they do not let people know or even send customers a mail form 1099 .

Oh, so it's OK if you make over $20K not to pay taxes by spreading out the income over family member SSNs? 

But all us minimum wage workers who make even less than that per year get to pay full freight, so we're the chumps funding the military, social security, healthcare for you?

What a mooching freeloader.

 

Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to janies_bizz
So sorry for those who sells old stuff , or sells garage stuff, how can you find the old reciepts to report to the accountants as an expense,?
Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to janies_bizz
Paypal will based on you SSN or EIN . You could close your paypal account and they still report you no matter what because it is in their record base on your SSN .
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Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to janies_bizz
Make sure you dont exceed more than 200 sales or $20,000 sales whichever comes first . And if you do business on ebay make sure you keep all reciepts such as postage, original reciepts. Or you you sell old stuff with no reciepts you loose so, its better to sell just few not exceed 200 sales or if sell cars for cost 20,000 dollars , Paypal will report to the IRS. If you have large family , ask them if you can use thier SSN numbers for few sales . Paypal is very quite about this and they do not let people know or even send customers a mail form 1099 .
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-09-2011

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to sandrasvintagetime62
me too , paypal do not send me a 1099K form, now i received an income tax bill for $29,000/year, IRS require me to pay $14,000 included penanlty refund money that government give 2 children last year .i don't know why ebay , paypal do not notice us about this, i think you right , i want to say goodbye ebay
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-23-2015

2012 paypal sales

in reply to janies_bizz

I helped a friend sell things in 2012 and I was going to have my taxes amended as I made a mistake (not related to these sales). However, the tax preparer informed me of this paypal sales over 20000 and if we were to amend that the IRS may say I need to pay taxes on that amount even though I didn't get any of that money. I am going to talk with the person who I helped, but wondering if anyone else has been in this situation. tax preparer informed that things could go either way...the IRS takes it off my account and sends it to the person who I helped or I would be accountable for this amount and then need to pay taxes (they haven't audited me for this amount)

 

Please advise if you have been in this situation. 

 

Sara

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Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to sandrasvintagetime62

sandrasvintagetime62 wrote:

...  Why don't they go after and spend money on the real problems in this country like terrorists, drugs, murderers, rapists, and etcccccc. ....


Well, they ARE going after money!  Your money!  And mine!  So they can spend it.

 

Glad to hear you kept receipts! With receipts you have proof so it will probably go OK. Best of luck!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-11-2015

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to kansas_gal06

I received a form from PayPal stating I was paid $38,000.00 in 2014  Then I received an income tax bill for $14,000.00 for unreported income and fines.  I never received this in 2013,2012,2011 and etc.  I also spent about the same for supplies and stock, postage and etc.  My net income came to $2.500.00  I do ebay for fun and it's my social outlet after a hard day at my full time job.  I replied to the letter by sending them the 5 pounds of receipts and a copy of every transaction.  I pray I do not owe the entire $14k they are seeking. Nice how our govermant is spending time investigating hard working Americans who only want to make a few bucks and a few friends on Ebay.  Why don't they go after and spend money on the real problems in this country like terrorists, drugs, murderers, rapists, and etcccccc.  Just venting.  Thanks for listening - Sandras Vintage Time - my ebay store

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Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to kansas_gal06

Although now that I think of it, some of these credit card deals with points & cash back credit & dining gift cards?

I bet those things will get taxed in the next few years.

Depends on how influential the Amazon Prime lobbyists are.

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Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to vipr187666

No, because you're never going to make a profit trading games at Gamestop.  You're always going to have a loss.
Gamestop is the one that's making profit, not you.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to billy_biggle_fan
What I don't get is how it's traceable income if I'm not receiving a check or wire transfer from Paypal. If I sell on ebay and use my paypal account to spend that money back on ebay, it should be no different than trading **bleep** at Gamestop. Are they going to notify the IRS when we trade too many games for store credit too at some point?
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Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to auntweefaskitchenandcloset

auntweefas, printedtshirts' post #13 is from 2010. Probably why it's a dead link!

 

The paypal link I posted above has the same info.

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Registered: ‎11-22-2014

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to printedtshirts

this link goes to a blank page...

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-24-2009

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to kansas_gal06
Thank you for answering
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Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to carbyneinternational

Yes, paypal will send a 1099-K if you meet both conditions.

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/article/?solutionId=FAQ729

 

If you don't meet those limits, you're still expected to pay income tax on profits of $400 or more:

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Self-Employed#obligations

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-24-2009

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to janies_bizz

So what is the correct answer here?  Is it paypal that will send you a 1099 and you have to meet both requirements  $20,000 and 200 or more transactions? 

Community Member
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎01-19-2010

Re: Does Ebay or Paypal report our sales to IRS?

in reply to blazeaglory714

You're quite welcome!

That's what I'm selling on ebay, online garage sale, stuff around the house.  I started out with some little cookbooks, my kid's math flash cards from 1st grade, wheel rims from an old car - stuff like that.  

 

Although I quit selling heavy items like the wheel rims when ebay added fees on postage.  That sort of thing went into my first real-live garage sale I had last Nov 1st.  I've already started getting ready for a larger spring garage sale, now that I've gotten my feet wet. Times change, I used to donate everything to charity.