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I sold my first domain! Do I have to pay taxes?

Sold for under $600



6:41 pm on Mar 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

So I thought I'd try my hand at picking up dropped domains. I used Pool.com and ended up getting what I thought was a pretty decent domain for $30 bucks.

I then emailed people I thought would be interested in the domain and ended up selling it on Sedo today for $500!

Now I'm wondering, since this under $600, do I have to pay taxes on it?


6:52 pm on Mar 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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(Based on U.S. tax law- YMMV.)
It's factored into all the other revenue/expenses associated with your business. If you do nothing else, you've made a profit of $470.

Are you required to pay taxes on it? Maybe. (It depends on your other income/deductions.)

Is the IRS going to know about it if you don't report it? Doubtful.


6:57 pm on Mar 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Answers my question, thanks LifeinAsia.

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