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10 months ago#1
Today it said that I reached the max number of items I can sell on the market,(172) and it said to post more, I need to prove i'm a U.S citizen or something.



Well...i'm from canada. I told steam the truth and said I was a Canadian citizen. And it was all like "k, you can post more." but now i'm concerned. Are they going to ban me or something now?


They also mentioned the IRS which kinda weirds me out. Am I gonna have guys at my door be all like "Hey remember when you sold that steam card for 12 cents? yeah well, we know about it. Time to get into the party van."



All jokes aside, does it matter if I am from the US or not?
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10 months ago#2
No it doesn't matter. I've sold a load of cards and am not in jail yet (Canada doesn't have a tax jail anyhow, they just garnish your wages). Someone else said it was 20k needed or something before you need to file anyway. Plus we are Canadian. The IRS has no jurisdiction over us =p.

I still think it's a little ludicrous to be honest. You aren't exchanging anything for money. You are exchanging for credit. There is no way to get the money off your account and on your paypal/in your bank account unless you start selling inventory items for paypal and that's just sketchy.
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10 months ago#3
dementedlullaby posted...
No it doesn't matter. I've sold a load of cards and am not in jail yet (Canada doesn't have a tax jail anyhow, they just garnish your wages). Someone else said it was 20k needed or something before you need to file anyway. Plus we are Canadian. The IRS has no jurisdiction over us =p.

I still think it's a little ludicrous to be honest. You aren't exchanging anything for money. You are exchanging for credit. There is no way to get the money off your account and on your paypal/in your bank account unless you start selling inventory items for paypal and that's just sketchy.


-Implying jurisdiction matters to the US government
10 months ago#4
TimePharaoh posted...
dementedlullaby posted...
No it doesn't matter. I've sold a load of cards and am not in jail yet (Canada doesn't have a tax jail anyhow, they just garnish your wages). Someone else said it was 20k needed or something before you need to file anyway. Plus we are Canadian. The IRS has no jurisdiction over us =p.

I still think it's a little ludicrous to be honest. You aren't exchanging anything for money. You are exchanging for credit. There is no way to get the money off your account and on your paypal/in your bank account unless you start selling inventory items for paypal and that's just sketchy.


-Implying jurisdiction matters to the US government


Are you trying to imply the IRS is going to arrest Canadian citizens for not filing a tax report with them? Which is literally impossible if you're a Canadian citizen?
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The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death
10 months ago#5
dementedlullaby posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
dementedlullaby posted...
No it doesn't matter. I've sold a load of cards and am not in jail yet (Canada doesn't have a tax jail anyhow, they just garnish your wages). Someone else said it was 20k needed or something before you need to file anyway. Plus we are Canadian. The IRS has no jurisdiction over us =p.

I still think it's a little ludicrous to be honest. You aren't exchanging anything for money. You are exchanging for credit. There is no way to get the money off your account and on your paypal/in your bank account unless you start selling inventory items for paypal and that's just sketchy.


-Implying jurisdiction matters to the US government


Are you trying to imply the IRS is going to arrest Canadian citizens for not filing a tax report with them? Which is literally impossible if you're a Canadian citizen?


They can shut down the internet, spy on any type of communication (you're using in your country), arrest you in another country for breaking laws in the US, use fake warrants to seize your property in another country, freeze your international bank account, shut down your international website....

Yes that's exactly what I'm saying.
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10 months ago#6
/tinfoilhat
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The passion of lovers is for death said she
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