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What counts as a "business"?

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Replies to: What counts as a "business"?

  • blossomblossom Registered User Posts: 9,585 Senior Member
    Does your state require you to collect and then pay sales tax?

    If so, and you haven't, then I think you've got a hobby which has generated some revenue, NOT a business.
  • 2015Comp2015Comp Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    What myself and a few other seniors have done has list these as freelance work or a professional portfolio. This is what I did (I make websites for people). It's not listed on my taxes, but it is work so for college applications I just described it as "self-employment" and "freelance work" and my site as my professional portfolio. Colleges like to see you doing things like this and the fact that people pay you shows that you are skilled in whatever your craft is.

    While it's not a business, it still shows personal and professional initiative.

    Hope that helps and good luck!
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