In 2020, the new IRS tax law will take effect and will affect the way businesses report their income on Form 1099-K. It will change the reporting rules for payment processors and third-party settlement organizations (PSOs). Most businesses that accept credit cards or online payments will have to report this information in the form. If you’re not already doing this, now is a good time to start.
Starting in 2022, the new 1099-K reporting threshold will reduce to $400. However, it will still apply to transactions between businesses and part-time sellers. The amount of income you’ll need to report is also lower than it was previously. That means that if you sell goods and services, you’ll need to submit a 1099-K. If you’re a small business owner, this new threshold is important to note.
Before the new rules for IRS Form, 1099-K were implemented, businesses had to file them on time if they received over $20k in gross payments or 200 transactions. This requirement has been reduced to $600. That means anyone who earns over that amount will be taxed on the transaction. This means that many businesses should expect to see a spike in the number of 1099-Ks they need to file for the year 2022.
1099 Rules for Business Owners in 2022
The IRS has made a change that will affect millions of small businesses in the coming years. A little change in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) will change the way 1099s are calculated. This bill, which was designed to help the US recover from the recent economic crisis, contains many provisions that will require small business owners to be extra organized. The new rule will go into effect on January 31, 2022.
The deadline for submitting Forms 1099 to the IRS has been extended to January 31. In addition, businesses must file 1096, formerly known as a Form 10, with the IRS. Depending on the type of business, a business may also be required to file a 1099-NEC with the state as well. The IRS will require businesses to file 1099-NECs electronically, while states will require businesses to file paper copies with their tax offices.
The proposed regulations call for businesses to reduce paper filing from 300 information returns per year to 100 information reports per year by 2022. This amount doesn’t include specific types of reports, such as Schedule C. The new rules also require businesses to e-file all forms by the end of 2022. Those who have a business that uses Venmo and PayPal will be required to file Form 1099-NECs with the IRS, regardless of how the payments are made.