The IRS has reminded taxpayers who are earning income from selling goods and/or providing services that they may receive Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, for payment card transactions and third-party payment network transactions of more than $600 for the year. Before 2022, Form 1099-K was issued for third party payment network transactions only if the total number of transactions exceeded 200 for the year and the aggregate amount of these transactions exceeded $20,000. However, now, a single transaction exceeding $600 can trigger a 1099-K The Service emphasized that money received through third-party payment applications from friends and relatives as personal gifts or reimbursements for personal expenses is not taxable. Taxpayers can access Form 1099-K, its instructions and a set of answers to frequently asked questions on the IRS web site.
In addition, the Service reminded taxpayers that they must pay income tax either through withholding or estimated tax payments. Taxpayers should use estimated tax payments to pay other taxes such as self-employment tax and the alternative minimum tax. IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (for Individuals), provides general rules to help taxpayers pay the income taxes they owe. Additional helpful information is available in Chapter 5, Business Income, of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business; Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, and on the IRS website at Understanding Your Form 1099-K.