Form 1099-K is the IRS form that taxpayers receive to report certain payment transactions. If you’re self-employed or an independent contractor, you report 1099-K income on Schedule C of your federal Form 1040 tax return.
Who Receives Form 1099-K: Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions?
You should receive Form 1099-K by Jan. 31 if, in the prior calendar year, you received any payments from payment card transactions ( including debit cards, credit cards, or stored-value cards), and/or in settlement of third-party payment network transactions (PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, etc.) involving:
- For the 2021 tax year, gross payments of more than $20,000 and more than 200 transactions.
- For the 2022 tax year and beyond, gross payments of more than $600 with no transaction threshold.
You receive a 1099-K from each payment settlement entity (PSE) from which you received income for reportable payment transactions in the previous year. That means a payment card transaction or a third-party network transaction
Changes in form 1099 K for the year 2022
Prior to 2022, Form 1099-K was issued for third party networks transactions only if the total number of transactions exceeded 200 for the year and the aggregate amount of these transactions exceeded $20,000.
Now a single transaction exceeding $600 can require the third party platform to issue a 1099-K. Money received through third party payment networks from friends and relatives as personal gifts or reimbursements for personal expenses is not taxable.