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    Chicago sues eBay/StubHub for city taxes on ticket sales
    Haven't seen this mentioned yet so here we are...


    By AMANDA FEHD, Associated Press Writer
    Tue May 20, 4:58 PM ET
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The city of Chicago is suing eBay and its subsidiary StubHub for failing to collect city amusement taxes on concert and sporting event tickets sold through the Web sites...


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080520/...hicago_lawsuit

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    I always thought of stubhub, and especially ebay, as not sellers, or resellers of product, but merely a means of connecting buyer & seller.

    from stubhub site: StubHub is not a ticket broker and we donít own the tickets you purchase on our site.
    I guess they can go after craigslist, classified ad sites, newsgroups, forums, messageboards w/ buy sell sections, etc. next.

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    They actually process the orders and receive the payment for the tickets. I think the city of chicago has a good case.

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    except that the taxes have already been paid on the initial sale of the ticket, wouldn't you think?

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    Good point.

    Do they double tax re-sold tickets, or only tax for the amount over and above the original price paid?

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    That is on the original purchaser then to buy the tickets with a business license for resale. That is how it works now for everyone else.

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