The basic rule for collecting sales tax from online sales is: If your business has a physical presence, or “nexus”, in a state, you must collect applicable sales taxes from online customers in that state.
If you do not have a physical presence, you generally do not have to collect sales tax for online sales.
Do I have to pay taxes on stuff I sell?
Not All eBay Sales are subject to income tax
Not every eBay sale is subject to income tax, but most are. According to the IRS, if your online auction sales are the Internet equivalent of an occasional garage or yard sale, you generally do not have to report income from those sales.
How much do you have to sell before paying tax?
It depends on how long you owned and lived in the home before the sale and how much profit you made. If you owned and lived in the place for two of the five years before the sale, then up to $250,000 of profit is tax-free. If you are married and file a joint return, the tax-free amount doubles to $500,000.
Do you have to pay taxes on handmade items?
Your net income is the money you make selling your handmade items, minus eligible business expenses. When you file your tax return, fill out Schedule C. You only pay tax on the net profit—the total amount after you deduct eligible business expenses, such as: Fees paid to the online site/marketplace.