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Not a trade or business. Not a hobby.

I’m not in a trade or business. I sell a few collectibles now and then to downsize. 
I understand that the IRS allows people to report the 1099K income as non self employed income under investment income for personal items sold not associated with a trade or business. Please advise. 

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Not a trade or business. Not a hobby.

Hi  Katrinakitty


We understand that you are not in a trade or business nor a hobby. Typically if you were issued a 1099-K form, the income should be reported as income under Schedule I, Line 8 as other income and it's not subject to self-employment tax, only subject to ordinary tax rates depending on your income tax bracket. We hope this helps you! 

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