- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
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.