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I fix furniture as a hobby and sell it on ebay… do I have to claim this?


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Hi guys, interesting conversation.
If you’re running a business, you need to report it on your Tax Return.
If what you’re doing is a hobby, then you don’t.
The trick is figuring out which one you're doing. There’s no one thing that will tell you which it is. @David343 – that $75,000 you’re talking about probably relates to registering for GST.
The easiest way to figure it out is to use the hobby or business tool at
There’s also a bunch of info on the ATO website. These links might help: