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Hi, Im a foreign student thinking about selling my artwork

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I'm a foreign student thinking about selling my artwork online. Do I have to pay any kind of tax?
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Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, you will be responsible for federal, state, and city income taxes (if you are in New York City) on the profit you generate from the sale of your artwork

MyVirtualCPA :

If you sell within the state of New York to customers, you will also be responsible for collecting sales tax on that sale

MyVirtualCPA :

but, if you sell to customers in other states you would not have to collect sales tax

Customer:

Oh. so I collect 8% of my artwork price from the buyer from NY, right?

MyVirtualCPA :

Correct and remit that to the state

Customer:

Am I allowed to ask just 1 question?

MyVirtualCPA :

What other questions do you have?

Customer:

Ahh. Federal and city tax, what are they like?

Customer:

I'm not sure but I heard that or federal taxes, there are many kinds.

MyVirtualCPA :

I don't know what rate you would pay, because I would have to review your entire return

Customer:

Oh. That's for federal?

MyVirtualCPA :

yes, and city/state

Customer:

Aw that's a all of them.

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes

Customer:

My last question, what would you recommend for reading, about taxes?

Customer:

cause it seems like I would have too many questions and that's going to take too much of your time.

MyVirtualCPA :

You can review the IRS website for Federal tax information

Customer:

Oh

MyVirtualCPA :

I would pay attention to the articles on tax for non-resident aliens

Customer:

gotcha

Customer:

ok

MyVirtualCPA :

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Customer:

that was a great help already

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thank you very much

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have a goood day

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Glad I could be of assistance. Once you are satisfied with this communication, please rate as "excellent" so that I may receive credit for assisting you today

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OK! :D

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byee

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Bye

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