Side Hustle - Online Sales

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Understanding the Online Sales Reporting Rules

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the new online sales reporting rules? Don't worry, you're not alone. As an online seller, it's essential to understand these changes and how they may impact you.

First things first, let's clear up a common misconception. From a tax perspective, nothing has changed. However, reporting rules have been updated and require online sales websites like eBay and Vinted to report data to HMRC. This will help identify those trading online without declaring it as income.

So, how do you know if you're trading or not? If you're selling items you no longer need or outgrown children's clothes, it's not considered a trade. However, if you're buying items to sell them for a profit, it is likely considered a trade.

But don't worry, there's some good news. Everyone is entitled to a £1,000 trading allowance per year. If you're buying and selling online to make a profit or selling anything considered a trade, you can make up to £1,000 before declaring it to anyone.

It's essential to use your trading allowance wisely and ensure you're meeting all necessary reporting requirements. If you're unsure whether you're considered a trader or need help with your tax return, contact a professional.

At Ellacott Morris, our team of experts can help you navigate the new online sales reporting rules and ensure you comply. Please search for the accounticorn on any platform to contact us online or call 01255 425059 to speak with a team member.

Don't let the new online sales reporting rules stress you out. With a little bit of understanding and some help from the experts, you can ensure you're meeting all the requirements and continue to sell online with confidence.

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