Tag Archives: eBay Inc

Webinar: Reconciling the 1099-K and 1099 MISC

This year, people in business or selling on eBay will be getting 1099s from both their banks (or PayPal) and their customers. Often, those 1099s will overlap, telling the IRS that you received much more money than you really earned. There is a trick to reporting these 1099s that will help you avoid audit, while […]

Garage Sales

Today TaxMama® hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum with a sensible question. “Are garage sales reportable? I have never heard of anyone reporting garage sales. I assume everyone guesses their basis exceeds the gross proceeds and personal losses are disallowed.”

Business on eBay

Today TaxMama® hears from Tax455 in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “If I earned $50k through eBay buying and selling phones, and $12k was profit, should I get a business license or incorporate for tax purposes? I did not hit the 200 transactions so I’m not sure if eBay will send me a tax […]

eBay Sales for Friends

Today TaxMama® hears from Judecat in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping a sick friend. Without going into detail – “Judecat is selling his personal treasures on eBay because he is too ill and doesn’t have access to the Internet. She wants to know the tax implications.”

IRPAC Issues Annual Report for 2011

[TaxMama Note: In fact, a developer at Intuit just told me this week that the 1099-K form (the new merchant and 3rd party payer reporting form) for 2011 is not being used. She says IRS will not ask taxpayers to enter any info from 1099-K. Probably a results of the IRPAC recommendations. This was going […]

This is How it All Began, Really

In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto […]

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 […]

An Extra 1099-MISC

Today TaxMama hears from Brian in Wisconsin who got a surprise. “Two weeks ago I filed my taxes and everything went fine. Well. I just a form 1099-misc from a website where I made some money last year ($800). what can I do now?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 469 – Beijing Olympics and TSA Device

Dear Family, The Beijing Olympics starts today! 08-08-08 – if you turn it sideways, did you notice that you have three infinity symbols? To infinity and beyond! Generally Olympic frenzy is high right before each set of Olympic Games. Are you seeing that same kind of passion among the fans? For some reason, I am […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 428 – Columbus Day Weekend

Dear Family, Tax season countdown – 10 days. Monday is Columbus Day, so don’t expect to be mailing anything to anyone via the USPS. Do you ever have one of those days? Does everyone else have days like that, too, that day? Yesterday was an odd day like that. A friend called and said she […]