The NJ has a story today on how people are turning to bartered exchanges in tough times, which includes this segment:
Bartering can be less expensive than buying because there are few overhead costs for rent or staff. However, not all costs are eliminated. The IRS considers barter dollars as identical to real currency for tax reporting, and barterers must obtain a special form, the 1099-B.
Want change I can believe in?
Stop ripping off private individuals who exchange goods for which both parties have already paid.