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Can social security find out if i make money online like ebay?

I'm on SSI and i want to do ebay as a weekly side hustle.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not sure what "do ebay" means to you. If you're simply selling off stuff that you already own, then it may have different "income" issues (and for tax purposes) than if you're buying and selling commercially via eBay.

    Yes, there are ways for "social security" to find out about unreported income, assuming you're making enough for it to catch their attention somehow.

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  • 2 months ago

    They won't care. You are entitled to sell on eBay and receive ssi.

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  • 2 months ago

    It’s possible for them to find out and if they do and you don’t report it you will have to pay them back.

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  • 2 months ago

    When you file taxes yes.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes they can . 

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, it's reported to the IRS so they will be able to know.

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  • NA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    To sell you must give your SSN to eBay.  The government can easily subpoena eBay and Paypal's records.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, they can. They'll be keeping an eye on your bank account, and seeing income from a single source multiple times will make them suspicious.

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