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Understanding Your 1099-K Form 

Do you receive a 1099-K form? If you are in the business of accepting payments via credit or debit cards, then the answer is likely yes. Furthermore, this form reports income received through credit and debit card transactions. Starting in 2022, the IRS $600 trigger limit will require you to report this on your tax return. Most likely you will have to file a small business income tax return if you get this form.

Taxpayers who are receiving money through cash app, Venmo, Zelle, Square or any other 3rd party application will most likely receive a 1099K Form. If you receive this 1099-K form, you must report this on your taxes. Failure to do so will result in the IRS following up with you sometime in the future. 

Be on the lookout for these 1099K forms they will probably start sending them out early January.  You can report it on a Schedule 1 as other income or Schedule C as self-employed income. Even if the amount you received is not taxable you still have to account for it so that the IRS doesn’t just send you a taxable adjustment bill later.

The Form 1099-K must be filed by what is called a “payment settlement entity.” This includes entities such as PayPal and Venmo. This article will take a closer look at Form 1099-K and what it means for you. Let’s get started.


When Is Form 1099-K Issued?

Form 1099-K is generally issued by payment settlement entities, including third-party network transaction processors, payment card issuers, and internet payment services. It is to report the total amount of payments made to settle reportable transactions for a participating payee.

First, this form is issued at the beginning of the year following the calendar year in which the payments were made. For example, if you make reportable payments through a payment settlement entity in 2022, you will receive a Form 1099-K for those payments in early 2023.

What Information is Reported on the Form 1099-K?

The Form 1099-K reports gross payment volume from credit and debit card transactions. This includes any payments made via third-party networks, such as PayPal. The form also reports the total number of transactions that were processed.

The form does not report the specific details of each individual transaction. Most importantly, for example, it will not list the items that were purchased, or the names of the parties involved in each transaction.

It is an IRS information return that reports certain payment card transactions. Payment card companies and third-party settlement organizations must file a Form 1099-K for each person they have paid $600 or more in a calendar year for reportable payment transactions. Because a “reportable payment transaction” is any credit card transaction or third-party network transaction processed through the company’s system.

Furthermore, the main purpose of Form 1099-K is to help the IRS reconcile the total amount of income reported on taxpayers’ individual income tax returns with the total amount of income received from all sources. By requiring businesses to report business income from credit and debit card transactions, the IRS can more easily identify taxpayers who may be underreporting their income.

The Reportable Transactions

Form 1099-K reports the gross number of reportable transactions for each payee. A reportable transaction is defined as a payment card or third-party network transaction that a participating payee processes through a payment settlement entity.

The following are examples of common reportable transactions:

  • Credit card transactions
  • Debit card transactions
  • PayPal transactions
  • Amazon Payments transactions

Who Must File Form 1099-K?

If you are in the business of payment processing and you make certain types of payments through your business, you are required to file Form 1099-K with the IRS.

You must file Form 1099-K if, in the course of your business, you make payments totaling more than $600 for goods or services to a single payee. (A third-party network is defined as a clearinghouse or payment service that processes credit or debit card payments for merchants.)

There are 3 choices on how to report 1099-K

  1. Personal transactions – If all the transactions are personal, you can report the amounts on Schedule 1 (Form 1040). Then you also report that same amount as a deduction on Schedule 1. In both occurrences, match and report the name and EIN of the issuer.
  2. Business income – If you are operating a business, you will complete a Schedule C form. Listing all expenses and paying tax on the profit and additional tax for Social Security/Medicare.
  3. Hobby income – This third choice is tricky. Some taxpayers use these processors on operating their personal hobby. As with all hobbies, income is reported on Schedule 1 and expenses are reported on Schedule A. This is the worst case as all income is taxable and most people have no way to write off corresponding deductions.

What Information Do You Need to Provide?

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When you file Form 1099-K, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The total amount of payments made during the year
  • The date of each payment
  • The name, address, and taxpayer identification number (TIN) of the payee
  • Your name, address, contact person, and telephone number

You will also need to provide a statement to the recipient explaining that the form is being provided for informational purposes only and does not represent taxable income.

What Should You Do if You Receive a 1099-K?

If you receive a 1099-K, you’ll need to report the income on your tax return. This is in addition to any other forms of income you may be required to report. Take some time to understand what it is and how it may impact your taxes. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Print Out Transaction Report. Your first step is to print out a transaction report from your bank or credit card processor. This report will show all of the transactions that were processed through your account.
  • Separate Business and Personal Transactions. Once you have your transaction report, you’ll need to separate the business transactions from the personal ones. This is important because only business income is taxable.
  • Gather Receipts and Invoices. Next, you’ll need to gather all of the receipts and invoices associated with the business transactions on your report. This documentation will be needed in order to prove the income (or losses) to the IRS.
  • Work With a Tax Professional. Finally, it’s a good idea to work with a tax professional from Akron Income Tax Co to ensure that you’re properly reporting your income and paying the correct taxes. We can help you navigate the tax code’s complexities and ensure you comply with all regulations.

Receiving a 1099-K can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. By taking some time to understand the form and gathering the necessary documentation, you can ensure that you’re correctly reporting your income come tax time. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our tax professional for help.

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How Can Akron Income Tax Co Help?

If you’re a business owner who accepts payment cards or participates in a third-party network, you may need to file a Form 1099-K with the IRS.

At Akron Income Tax Co, we can help you determine if you need to file a Form 1099-K and assist with filing. We can also help you understand the information reported on the form. A Business Accounting professional can assist you in dealing with this.

Our Services

At Akron Income Tax Co, we offer various services to help businesses with their tax needs, including filing Form 1099-K. We can also help you determine if you need to file the form. And ensure that the information reported is accurate.

We understand the importance of compliance with tax laws and regulations. And our team is dedicated to helping businesses comply with regulations. Also, we can help you resolve any issues that may arise.

  • Filing Your Taxes: We can help you file your taxes and ensure that you’re compliant with all tax laws and regulations. We can also help resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Business Planning: We can help you plan your business to avoid any potential tax problems. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that meets your business needs.
  • Tax Resolution: If you have any tax problems, we can help you resolve them. We have experience dealing with the IRS and state tax authorities, and we can help you reach a satisfactory resolution for both parties.
  • Audit Defense: If the IRS audits you, we can help you defend yourself. We know the audit process and can help you navigate it. We’ll also work with you to develop a strategy to minimize the audit chances in the future.
  • Tax Planning: We can help you plan your taxes to maximize your deductions and minimize your tax liability. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs. Also, it ensures compliance with all tax laws and regulations.


1. What Is A 1099 K?

A 1099-K is a form issued by third-party payment processors to businesses that process over $600 in a calendar year. The form provides a breakdown of the total amount of money processed and the total number of transactions processed. Payment processors are required to report this information to the IRS so that they can properly tax the business.

2. What If the Gross Income Does Not Belong to Me?

If the gross income on your 1099-K does not belong to you, you will need to contact the payment processor and have them correct the information and issues an updated form. The information you receive is also provided to the IRS. You cannot ignore this form. You have to report it. 

3. What Is the Difference Between 1099-K, 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC?

First, the form 1099-K is used to report payments made in settlement of payment card and third-party network transactions. Secondly, form 1099-MISC is used to report miscellaneous income. Finally, the 1099-NEC reports income that goes on schedule C for an individual.