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Hello if im only selling my personal items and am not a business do I need to charge taxes

Hello, I noticed on the E-bay listings there is a section to charge taxes, I am not a business, only selling personal items of mine do I need to charge people taxes ?

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Walter

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Re: Hello if im only selling my personal items and am not a business do I need to charge taxes

in reply to walteratk-0

No.

 

When selling used personal items, there is no need to collect and remit tax.

 

Only GST/HST registered sellers are allowed to collect and remit taxes.

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Re: Hello if im only selling my personal items and am not a business do I need to charge taxes

in reply to pierrelebel

Hi thank you for the information, I forgot to ask you if any of my e-bay profits need to be reported to the CRA if not a business.

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Re: Hello if im only selling my personal items and am not a business do I need to charge taxes

in reply to walteratk-0

If you sell used personal items, you obviously do not make a profit, do you?

 

As such there is nothing to report.

 

On the other hand if you were to sell a personal stamp or coin collection (for example)  for much more than you paid, there could be a tax liability.