IRS Announces Delay in 1099-K Reduced Threshold

The IRS announced yesterday that it is delaying the implementation of the reduced reporting threshold for third-party payment platforms’ Forms 1099 K. 

The AICPA issued the press release featured below and had issued its letter to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee last week.


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AICPA Encouraged by IRS Decision to Delay 1099-K $600 Threshold Implementation, Urges Further Consideration to Raise Threshold

Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2022) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) released a statement following an announcement by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delaying the implementation of the $600 reporting threshold for third-party payment platforms’ Forms 1099-K. The following statement is attributable to AICPA president and CEO, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA:

“The AICPA has expressed deep concerns with the implementation of the new $600 reporting requirement, and we’re pleased that the IRS has heeded those concerns. Delaying the implementation of the $600 reporting threshold is the right move for taxpayers, tax practitioners and for the IRS.

“We appreciate Acting Commissioner O’Donnell’s willingness to listen to the many concerns surrounding the implementation of this policy and take the appropriate actions, and we believe this will both allow taxpayers to better understand and comply with the law and allow the IRS sufficient time to prepare for the implementation.

”While the AICPA is grateful to the Commissioner for this reprieve, we urge Congress to strongly consider previous recommendations to raise the threshold, possibly in accordance with the present day cost-of-living levels.”

The AICPA recently sent a letter to Congressional leadership of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, reporting threshold that was lowered to $600 for 2022 and will lead to significant confusion in the tax system in the coming months. The AICPA recommended that the $600 section 6050W(e) de minimis exception for reporting be cost-of-living adjusted (COLA) using 1954 as the base period for the COLA. AICPA also supported a recommendation by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation to raise the threshold to $5,000.

 

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The American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 421,000 members in the United States and worldwide, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives continuing education to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.  

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