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I am not a child care provider, but your post has helped me with small business receipts. Thank you. I also checked out your "The case of the fading receipt" post which I appreciated.


OK - but someone wants a receipt FROM me and I don't feel comfortable giving them one. Won't I have to declare that as income of MY taxes?? Isn't the point of craigslist to avoid such red tape? I thought people just assumed when buying 2nd hand that things were "unnoficial".

Tom Copeland

You probably don't have to report as income money you receive from selling something on Craigslist. The only time you would report income is if you sold the item for more than you paid for it. You are not required to give a receipt when you sell something.


I've been taking a screenshot of the item's craigslist ad, then making a handwritten note of any price adjustments.

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