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Hi, Phil,

Thanks for the additional clarifications. I think I'll take a look at Pub 533 and see what it has to say.

Chris mentioned that you can pay to get on lists. If you've done so, I'd say that constitutes a trade or business. If you've done nothing to solicit this income other than respond to requests, I'd say no.

Well, then, maybe. :-) I didn't pay, but I did do something: I signed up. That is, I specifically went to web sites, and requested to become a "panel member". I'll do some more research, but as of the moment, I think Sch C is probably "more correct".

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