Tag Archives: Commerce

Hypothetical Questions

  Today TaxMama hears from someone in the TaxQuips Forum with another question about a barter. Rather than going into the details of her question (which you can read here), let’s talk about hypothetical questions.

eBay Sellers Audit Target

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum with this inquiry. “I read in a Washington Post article that eBay will now start sending sellers with more than 200 transactions a 1099-K form so that they have to pay taxes on their eBay selling.  I have over 200 transactions. Because I buy most of […]

Record Keeping for Business Barter Transactions

Courtesy of IRS In today’s economy, small-business owners sometimes look to the oldest form of commerce — the exchange of goods and services, or bartering. The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind small-business owners that bartering transactions generally have associated tax reporting, accounting and record-keeping responsibilities. Bartering is the trading of one product or service […]

Bartering Income

Bartering is the trading of one product or service for another. Usually there is no exchange of cash. It is the most ancient form of commerce. Any business owner or professional who has a product or service to offer can barter. While our ancestors may have exchanged eggs for corn, today you can barter computer […]

TaxMama Tips in Times of Business Downturns – an Outline

Your business doesn’t have to fail, or even struggle. This is a great time for a business to shine. But you will have to face some hard truths about yourself and your circumstances. And you’re going to need to be brutally honest with yourself, your workers, your family and your vendors. 1) If you can’t […]