- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Cape Girardeau County: Pilot House in Cape Girardeau is home to high quality ingredients, familiar faces (4/14/17)3
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)57
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- Oran man jailed on statutory rape, burglary, other charges (4/16/17)
- 2 shot; 1 dead, 1 in custody in Cape shooting (4/16/17)4
- Bollinger County: Bonnie’s Moo Cow Cafe in Patton, Missouri, dishes out Southern classics (4/14/17)
- City wants to put hold on shipping container houses for now (4/17/17)1
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.