However, eBay is largely not retail transactions, like take place in online stores. These are - in my experience - two individuals involved in the exchange of an item, like would happen at a yard sale. So, they are taxing a different type of transaction to make up for the one they feel they lost?
As I said in a prior post, are we going to send IRS agents to community garage sales next?
I have heard of this very thing being discussed in some Virginia localities, although I cant say how much steam the effort had.....a yard sale tax.
My .02: How many times do you pay tax on an item...? Every time its sold....?
If you have a booth at an antique mall, its more like or actually is a legitimate business, so I can see the logic behind it. But if you merely sell an item or two here and there with no regularity, or have a garage sale maybe once a year, I dont think thats the governments business.