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Online Auction Seller Hobby versus a Business

Determining Whether Your Online Auction Activity is a Hobby or a Business
Please view the IRS Business or Hobby video for assistance in determining whether your online auction seller activities are a hobby or a business. A transcript of the video is also available online.

Online Auction Seller Activities Engaged in For Profit
The IRS Fact Sheet 2008-23 contains guidelines for determining whether an activity is engaged in for profit, such as a business or investment activity, or is engaged in as a hobby

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 02-May-2013