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eBay is fighting new government regulations (taxes and licensing requirements) on people who sell things using auctions. Ohio has already passed a law requiring licensing.

Need to buy a license from your state to sell on eBay?

As a follow up to my post on eBay drop offs, eBay is fighting new government regulations and licensing requirements on people selling things though auctions. An interview with eBay’s Director of Government Regulations describes and how they are fighting federal, state and local Internet auctioneering regulations and taxes, like the one passed in Ohio. Ohio passed a law that says if you conduct auction online or over the phone, you need to buy a license from the government. eBay is set up an information site for their members on what’s being done to fight governent regulation on auctioneering. The government is eyeballing online auctions as a new revenue stream for government, so watch out!

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2 comments
Nathan
Nathan

Damn government!

dina
dina

Maybe its needed to curb fraud.  I've done about 40 eBay buys, and I haven't experienced fraud yet.  But I'm probably lucky cause I heard some bad stories.  I wouldn't buy anything expensive in cash, money order or check.  That's just asking for trouble.