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Question about taxes (USA)
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:35:55 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I'll post here anyway.

There's a store near where I live that buys used items. They pay you either in cash or in store credit.

I am wondering, if I sell my stuff for store credit rather than cash, would I still be required to report it as income on my taxes?
 

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Re: Question about taxes (USA)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 03:41:31 PM »
You already paid taxes on the money you used to buy the item to begin with.

Why on earth would you report some piddly sale of your used crap?
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Re: Question about taxes (USA)
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 04:01:44 PM »
You already paid taxes on the money you used to buy the item to begin with.

Why on earth would you report some piddly sale of your used crap?
True, I paid taxes on the money that I used to purchase it. But Uncle Sam likes to tax the same money multiple times. Don't ask me why.

I believe I would need to report it because of the very fact that it's 'income'. I'm no lawyer, but (apart from a few very specific exceptions) I'm pretty sure that tax law requires that all income be reported.
 

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Re: Question about taxes (USA)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 04:15:42 PM »
You already paid taxes on the money you used to buy the item to begin with.

Why on earth would you report some piddly sale of your used crap?
True, I paid taxes on the money that I used to purchase it. But Uncle Sam likes to tax the same money multiple times. Don't ask me why.

I believe I would need to report it because of the very fact that it's 'income'. I'm no lawyer, but (apart from a few very specific exceptions) I'm pretty sure that tax law requires that all income be reported.

Dude... no.
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