- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
At a glance
Instructions from the Internal Revenue Service make clear that all income can be taxed.
More than 135 million people have registered to use eBay, the auction site that calls itself "the world's online marketplace." Buyers bought more than $34 billion worth of merchandise there last year.
The IRS can apply a list of indicators that might prove whether someone's online auctions amount to a business. EBay does not report individual sales to the tax authorities, but urges users, in the site's educational materials and seminars, to learn about tax issues.