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Can Paypal withhold money for income taxes?

Can Paypal withhold money for income taxes?

christofle2
Adventurer

Now that eBay is collecting Tax ID's on many sellers does this mean that Paypal (in any given situation) has the right to withhold part of your balance for the I.R.S.?   

 

 

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in reply to Oct 29, 2013 8:24:25 AM
led_speaker_rings
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Paypal has nothing to do with I.R.S. It's your TAX and you are responsible for it.

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in reply to Oct 29, 2013 9:37:08 AM
fruitacres
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Last Edited 09:39:42 AM

In theory they could have before, depending on how they treat what they pay you since they did not have your ID and claim to be exempt from backup witholding on file.  Would not surprise me if an aggressive agent did not try to qualify money received from and through PayPal as Commissions and fees paid to independent cnotractors.

 

I would prefer submitting it only on a printed W9 and mailed snail to them or only when logged in to your account. (not me logged in to your account)


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babylove80jr
Rockstar
They should. It would make my life easier at the end of the period.
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in reply to Oct 30, 2013 6:28:15 AM

How can eBay / PayPal withhold income taxes?

 

The taxes are on your NET income. eBay / PayPal does not know your:

Cost of the item

Packaging cost

Office expenses
Mileage (to and from the Post Office and buying trips)

And a host of other very real costs

 

You would have to file all of this at the end of the year to get your refund. Just put a percentage away to pay your taxes.

 

Never let the Government use your money for free. (You do not get any interest on refunds).

 

 

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gporpc
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christofle2 wrote:

Now that eBay is collecting Tax ID's on many sellers does this mean that Paypal (in any given situation) has the right to withhold part of your balance for the I.R.S.?   

 

 


Oh paleeze, how much do you want the 2.2% they get now to go up

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gporpc
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The taxes are on your NET income. eBay / PayPal does not know your:

Cost of the item

Packaging cost

Office expenses
Mileage (to and from the Post Office and buying trips)

And a host of other very real costs

 

 

I am in the minus when I figure all that 

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gporpc
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WAIT:

What income tax?    

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gporpc
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Me too  

 

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in reply to Oct 30, 2013 1:18:56 PM
7606dennis
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Interesting question.  I do know that if you win at the track and your winnings exceed $600 you have to go to the IRS window to collect your winnings and they withhold a percentage for Income Tax.  They do give you a form to include with your tax return.

"It is an intelligent man that is aware of his own ignorance."
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in reply to Oct 30, 2013 11:48:23 PM
deserdog
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If you break the $20,000.00 threshold of total payment to Paypal, you will get a 1099, as will the IRS.

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in reply to Oct 31, 2013 2:01:15 AM
7606dennis
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Actually, that really isn't much of an issue for me since all my sales get recorded anyway as required of all businesses.  Of course, expenses are recorded as well.

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