ATTENTION all CALIFORNIA ebay sellers...........

  1. I went and had my taxes done on Sat and my tax lady told me about this new law in effect for all Californians.

    You are required to claim all profits made on eBay and they are going to try to access your paypal records for proof. I said I didn't sell for profit on eBay and she was kinda hesitant to let me not claim anything.

    DH and I were actually pissed at the thought of it..........the state of CA wants to get thier share of tax on stuff we are selling on eBay even though we already paid tax on it?? WTF?? SO they want to DOUBLE DIP?? I don't think so.

    Anywho all the stuff I have sold has been used and I didn't make a here's hoping I'm in the clear.

    Oh and also if you have ordered anything from another state and didn't pay sales tax, they want you to declare that too cuz of course they want their cut!! STUPID!
  2. we had to sign some paper and this is what it says:

    California imposes a sales and use tax on all certain internet and out-of-state purchases.
  3. UNBELIEVABLE!!! Good old California strikes again!! Maybe if we weren't such a "Bleeding Heart State" we wouldn't have to be taxed to death!!

    It's hard enough to own a business in this State.......NOW THIS?? :cursing:
    Well, I have never made a profit from my bags either (always take a loss). Maybe we should be able to claim the LOSS on our taxes as well??? I swear if we didn't have an established business in this state already........I would seriously consider moving to another state!! :sad:
  4. oh and she said like if we sold more than two things on ebay a year we are considered a casual seller and we need a seller's permit or something like that.......I can't remember exactly cuz I was too busy fuming!!
  5. I keep track of all my buying and selling, so if the state or the IRS ever want me to claim a "profit" I can show them clearly that I didn't make one!! (and I don't!)
  6. This isn't just CA, Michigan has had a usage tax (pay taxes on items bought on the internet that weren't taxed in other states).
  7. Ohio has been doing this for some time. The next thing you know they'll be charging tax at a yard sale!
  8. Anytime you make a profit on anything, the state wants a cut, that's been going on for years. As far as the internet and out of state buying, that's the Use Tax, if you don't pay the state tax to the state that the item is coming from, then your home state expects you to pay it.

    The tax on any profits is not double dipping -- if you bought an item for $100, then sold it for $200, you did not pay tax on that extra $100, it's now considered income, and that's what they want a part of. Sucks, doesn't it?
  9. Yard sales usually operate at a loss, so not much to tax there. Michigan is the worst -- if you make money, they want some. If you spend money, they want some. If you think about money, they want some.
  10. Froind in SC sent this to me. It fits the tpoic in my way of twisted thinking! HA!

    Subject: taxes

    This is too true to be very funny

    The next time you hear a politician use the

    word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about

    whether you want the 'politicians' spending

    YOUR tax money.

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,

    but one advertising agency did a good job of

    putting that figure into some perspective in

    one of its releases.

    A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were

    living in the Stone Age.

    D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

    E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and

    20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

    While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New
    It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division .

    Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), i s presently asking the Congress
    for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does
    it mean?
    A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of

    New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you

    each get $516,528.

    B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in

    New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

    C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family

    gets $2,066,012.

    Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

    Tax his land,
    Tax his wage,
    Tax his bed in which he lays.
    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes is the rule.
    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirts,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he tries to think.

    Tax his booze,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries,
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his bills,
    & nbsp; Tax his gas,
    Tax his notes,
    Tax his cash.

    Tax him good and let him know
    That after taxes, he has no dough.

    If he hollers,
    Tax him more,
    Tax hi m until he's good and sore.

    Tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in which he lays.
    Put these words upon his tomb,
    'Taxes drove me to my doom!'

    And when he's gone,
    We won't relax,
    We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL License Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Federal Income Tax
    ; Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Perm it Tax
    Gasoline Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
    IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
    Liquor Tax,
    Luxury Tax,
    Marriage License Tax,
    Medicare Tax,
    Property Tax,
    Real Estate Tax,
    Service charge taxes,
    Social Security Tax,
    Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
    Sales Taxes,
    Recreational Vehicle Tax,
    School Tax,
    State Income Tax,
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge Tax,
    Telephone Minimum Usage Su rcharge Tax,
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
    Telephone State and Local Tax,
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
    Utility Tax,
    Vehicle License Registration Tax,
    Vehicle Sales Tax,
    Watercraft Registration Tax,
    Well Permit Tax,
    Workers Compensation Tax.

    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
    and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
    We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in
    world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

    What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

    And I still have to 'press

    1' for English.

    What the heck happened?????​
  11. I was referring to the fact that she had originally told me any sales on ebay would have to be if I already bought somethign in the store and paid tax on it then sold it for less, I still have to pay tax on that again?? I DON'T THINK SO!
  12. isn't ebay like a big yard sale anyway?
  13. this is funny when you read it...

    and then once you realize its true you're like "oh sh*t!"

    good one speedy :tup:

  14. UGH how stupid, at least all my items are USED and I make a pittance of a profit. I very rarely ever sell anything new.
    Love the poem Speedy!
  15. Catch me if you can...I also sell only stuff I have previously owned.:whistle: