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post #11191 of 18141
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Just a warning to everyone about scams. Every once in awhile, I am contacted directly by people. Due to requirements of visible information on ebay.de, it's not difficult to get a seller's information. Anyway, here was an email I received.
Quote:
Hola,
Yo hecho el pago por PayPal, 138 EURO y no he recibido ninguna respuesta !
Número de artículo: 430259895141
URL del artículo: [ebay link]
Quiero saber si envía el paquete y cuando voy a recibir el paquete ?
Gracias

To no surprise, the item number is bogus. The link was fake as well (I didn't click on it). Just keep an eye out for weird emails like this.
post #11192 of 18141
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


I was hoping I could issue a check via paypal for ease of tax calculations, rather than a personal check, but I don't believe that's possible.

You can send an "echeck" through PayPal from your bank account. 

post #11193 of 18141
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

You can send an "echeck" through PayPal from your bank account. 

Right, but the consignor would need a paypal account to collect it....right?

post #11194 of 18141

Concern: I need to ship something to China worth $6000. The item is a motion-sensing glove used in science. I want to choose the quickest and safest shipment method, regardless of price...

 

What would you recommend? (This is a favor for a friend; I could deny...)

What are potential dangers? 

Any experiences with shipping such high-dollar items to China?

If insured, would the receiver be taxed significantly? (The same item is priced at $8000+ in China)


Edited by yywwyy - 3/19/14 at 10:12am
post #11195 of 18141

^ Fedex/UPS for sure

post #11196 of 18141

If Paypal didn't provide me with any tax documentation from last year, does that mean I don't need to claim any of the income from eBaying clothing? If not, I've been keeping track of receipts, purchase price, sale price, shipping cost (eBay to me), and shipping price (eBay to the buyer). What I haven't been tracking are eBay fees and Paypal fees. Is there a standard percentage that Paypal charges on each purchase, or does it vary from item to item based on sale price. Is there an easy way I can get this info from eBay or Paypal from say starting in August of last year to the end of December (Note, I've found the eBay Account Activity/Fees page, but it will only let me go back 4 months. I've also of course found the Paypal "Activity" page, but my records have been based on item, and their records are based on buyer, which, again, I haven't been tracking.

 

Ugh.

 

Any help or guidance here would be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

post #11197 of 18141

Yes.

 

Go to your seller page, hover on the Account tab, select sales reports from the drop down menu. You can see all the paypal and ebay fees on the monthly reports found in the archived reports sections. They give a 3 month overview on each report, so you only really need to print out March, June, September and December to get them all. 

post #11198 of 18141
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Yes.

 

Go to your seller page, hover on the Account tab, select sales reports from the drop down menu. You can see all the paypal and ebay fees on the monthly reports found in the archived reports sections. They give a 3 month overview on each report, so you only really need to print out March, June, September and December to get them all. 

I love this community. Thanks so much, Wes. you've just made my life a ton easier.

post #11199 of 18141
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

If Paypal didn't provide me with any tax documentation from last year, does that mean I don't need to claim any of the income from eBaying clothing? If not, I've been keeping track of receipts, purchase price, sale price, shipping cost (eBay to me), and shipping price (eBay to the buyer). What I haven't been tracking are eBay fees and Paypal fees. Is there a standard percentage that Paypal charges on each purchase, or does it vary from item to item based on sale price. Is there an easy way I can get this info from eBay or Paypal from say starting in August of last year to the end of December (Note, I've found the eBay Account Activity/Fees page, but it will only let me go back 4 months. I've also of course found the Paypal "Activity" page, but my records have been based on item, and their records are based on buyer, which, again, I haven't been tracking.

Ugh.

Any help or guidance here would be appreciated.

Thanks!

eBay sends you a monthly invoice for the eBay side of the fees to your e-mail, so just gather all the ones you PAID in 2013 (the date you actually paid the eBay invoice, not the date you sold the item associated with the fee). You should be able to run a report on the PayPal home screen for all of 2013, and there is a column for the CC fees, just add them up. Everything is cash basis, meaning you report it when you actually receive or pay the cash, not necessarily keeping all pieces of the transaction together. This may mean that you have the expense in 2013 (when you bought the item) and the income in 2014 (when you sold it) - this is OK.

What you are trying to do is the accrual basis, meaning you recognize the revenue in the same period as you recognize the expense (matching everything up item by item). DON'T DO THIS - you won't be able to keep up on it or at least will make your life very difficult. The cash basis is acceptable. Box F on the first page of the 2013 schedule C, check CASH.

However...

YOU DO NEED TO CLAIM THE INCOME ON SCHEDULE C!!! Now, if you choose not to, will you get caught? Likely no, as the IRS has no way of knowing you have this income since you didn't get a 1099 from PayPal. I don't know anything about your tax situation and so I don't know if you have anything else going on that puts you at a higher risk of audit. But I'm telling you to report it.

All expenses in connection with your business can be deducted on schedule C. eBay and PayPal fees, sales tax paid, shipping materials, shipping costs (include shipping fees received from buyers in gross income), mileage to/from thrift stores/post office/etc (only if you have written mileage records - trust me, it adds up - your receipts would be sufficient documentation to show where you were on each day, and you can just Google Maps the distance between your house and the store, or from store to store), of course cost of goods sold. If you meet certain requirements (mainly: space is dedicated to the business), you can deduct business use of home, which you can calculate either as a flat rate per square foot of the dedicated space or a percentage of your actual home expenses (utilities, mortgage interest/rent, insurance, repairs, etc). You can expense your computer, printer, label printer, lighting equipment, camera, mannequin, whatever, at the time it is purchased, as long as it is only used in connection with the business. Anything with a useful life of more than one year, you technically depreciate, but there is something called Section 179 which lets you fully depreciate items in one year up to a very high threshold (let's just say that Spoo could likely Section 179 his Ferrari and still have more room until he hit the threshold).

If you run this as a real business, please just get a real accountant. It might be $500 to $1,000 but this is not something to mess around with and try and thrift. The potential penalties and hassle are just not worth it.
post #11200 of 18141
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Yes.

 

Go to your seller page, hover on the Account tab, select sales reports from the drop down menu. You can see all the paypal and ebay fees on the monthly reports found in the archived reports sections. They give a 3 month overview on each report, so you only really need to print out March, June, September and December to get them all. 


That was useful information. Thanks!

 

FYI, you need to subscribe to Sales Reports first in order to see it in your drop down menu. Hover on the account tab and click on 'Subscriptions' for the link.

post #11201 of 18141
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post


eBay sends you a monthly invoice for the eBay side of the fees to your e-mail, so just gather all the ones you PAID in 2013 (the date you actually paid the eBay invoice, not the date you sold the item associated with the fee). You should be able to run a report on the PayPal home screen for all of 2013, and there is a column for the CC fees, just add them up. Everything is cash basis, meaning you report it when you actually receive or pay the cash, not necessarily keeping all pieces of the transaction together. This may mean that you have the expense in 2013 (when you bought the item) and the income in 2014 (when you sold it) - this is OK.

What you are trying to do is the accrual basis, meaning you recognize the revenue in the same period as you recognize the expense (matching everything up item by item). DON'T DO THIS - you won't be able to keep up on it or at least will make your life very difficult. The cash basis is acceptable. Box F on the first page of the 2013 schedule C, check CASH.

However...

YOU DO NEED TO CLAIM THE INCOME ON SCHEDULE C!!! Now, if you choose not to, will you get caught? Likely no, as the IRS has no way of knowing you have this income since you didn't get a 1099 from PayPal. I don't know anything about your tax situation and so I don't know if you have anything else going on that puts you at a higher risk of audit. But I'm telling you to report it.

All expenses in connection with your business can be deducted on schedule C. eBay and PayPal fees, sales tax paid, shipping materials, shipping costs (include shipping fees received from buyers in gross income), mileage to/from thrift stores/post office/etc (only if you have written mileage records - trust me, it adds up - your receipts would be sufficient documentation to show where you were on each day, and you can just Google Maps the distance between your house and the store, or from store to store), of course cost of goods sold. If you meet certain requirements (mainly: space is dedicated to the business), you can deduct business use of home, which you can calculate either as a flat rate per square foot of the dedicated space or a percentage of your actual home expenses (utilities, mortgage interest/rent, insurance, repairs, etc). You can expense your computer, printer, label printer, lighting equipment, camera, mannequin, whatever, at the time it is purchased, as long as it is only used in connection with the business. Anything with a useful life of more than one year, you technically depreciate, but there is something called Section 179 which lets you fully depreciate items in one year up to a very high threshold (let's just say that Spoo could likely Section 179 his Ferrari and still have more room until he hit the threshold).

If you run this as a real business, please just get a real accountant. It might be $500 to $1,000 but this is not something to mess around with and try and thrift. The potential penalties and hassle are just not worth it.

Thank you as well, Sir.

post #11202 of 18141
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post
 

 

GF is Mexican...hope this helps. 

 

Hola,

 

En los zapatos, unos de los "tacos" tapones se rompio durante el envio de correo. El "taco" se pude reponer, pero los zapatos estan completamente usables sin el "taco." 

 

Gracias!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Musicled View Post


I concur. However, is the speaker Mexican or from some other central/south American country? There are differences within the diff Spanish variations.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Musicled View Post


You should be fine. It's a good translation. Never having been in this situation before on that site, if I were you, I'd write both just to be cautious. ie, "my friend translated this to Spanish"

 

 

Thanks for the help, fellas! Before I was able to try the Spanish translation on the dude, someone from Thailand bought the shoes through a proxy company out of SoCal (why do all of these places seem to be in Compton?). At least I get cheap shipping!

post #11203 of 18141
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post


eBay sends you a monthly invoice for the eBay side of the fees to your e-mail, so just gather all the ones you PAID in 2013 (the date you actually paid the eBay invoice, not the date you sold the item associated with the fee). You should be able to run a report on the PayPal home screen for all of 2013, and there is a column for the CC fees, just add them up. Everything is cash basis, meaning you report it when you actually receive or pay the cash, not necessarily keeping all pieces of the transaction together. This may mean that you have the expense in 2013 (when you bought the item) and the income in 2014 (when you sold it) - this is OK.

What you are trying to do is the accrual basis, meaning you recognize the revenue in the same period as you recognize the expense (matching everything up item by item). DON'T DO THIS - you won't be able to keep up on it or at least will make your life very difficult. The cash basis is acceptable. Box F on the first page of the 2013 schedule C, check CASH.

However...

YOU DO NEED TO CLAIM THE INCOME ON SCHEDULE C!!! Now, if you choose not to, will you get caught? Likely no, as the IRS has no way of knowing you have this income since you didn't get a 1099 from PayPal. I don't know anything about your tax situation and so I don't know if you have anything else going on that puts you at a higher risk of audit. But I'm telling you to report it.

All expenses in connection with your business can be deducted on schedule C. eBay and PayPal fees, sales tax paid, shipping materials, shipping costs (include shipping fees received from buyers in gross income), mileage to/from thrift stores/post office/etc (only if you have written mileage records - trust me, it adds up - your receipts would be sufficient documentation to show where you were on each day, and you can just Google Maps the distance between your house and the store, or from store to store), of course cost of goods sold. If you meet certain requirements (mainly: space is dedicated to the business), you can deduct business use of home, which you can calculate either as a flat rate per square foot of the dedicated space or a percentage of your actual home expenses (utilities, mortgage interest/rent, insurance, repairs, etc). You can expense your computer, printer, label printer, lighting equipment, camera, mannequin, whatever, at the time it is purchased, as long as it is only used in connection with the business. Anything with a useful life of more than one year, you technically depreciate, but there is something called Section 179 which lets you fully depreciate items in one year up to a very high threshold (let's just say that Spoo could likely Section 179 his Ferrari and still have more room until he hit the threshold).

If you run this as a real business, please just get a real accountant. It might be $500 to $1,000 but this is not something to mess around with and try and thrift. The potential penalties and hassle are just not worth it.

 

PS to anyone who got a 1099-K from PayPal: it reflects your gross sales and does not include returns refunded...so, any refunds are also a deduction.  Most folks probably knew that, but if this is your first time getting a 1099-K (me included) it may not be obvious and I had to do some digging to find that out.

 

I also had to remember to deduct PayPal fees for items not sold thru eBay, since they are not included on the eBay sales reports (I sold a motorcycle in person and accepted PayPal, and I think I sold 1 or 2 things on Etsy - will have to check that).

 

I'm definitely getting an accountant this year, and I believe we have a winner - this guy (with that haircut, that accent, and that tie, how could I not)??

 

 

post #11204 of 18141
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

PS to anyone who got a 1099-K from PayPal: it reflects your gross sales and does not include returns refunded...so, any refunds are also a deduction.  Most folks probably knew that, but if this is your first time getting a 1099-K (me included) it may not be obvious and I had to do some digging to find that out.

 

I also had to remember to deduct PayPal fees for items not sold thru eBay, since they are not included on the eBay sales reports (I sold a motorcycle in person and accepted PayPal, and I think I sold 1 or 2 things on Etsy - will have to check that).

 

I'm definitely getting an accountant this year, and I believe we have a winner - this guy (with that haircut, that accent, and that tie, how could I not)??

 

 

I saw that guy and immediately thought of this. That guy actually makes this haircut look good. 

post #11205 of 18141
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Originally Posted by MJMcRibb View Post
 

I saw that guy and immediately thought of this. That guy actually makes this haircut look good. 

 

still can't get over how superb a job this guy did for that character. what a fantastic portrayal of death.     

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