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Form 1099-K Reporting Threshold Delayed for TPSOs for 2023, Notice 2023-74; IR-2023-221; IRS Fact Sheet FS-2023-27

The IRS has announced that calendar year 2023 would continue to be regarded as a transition period for enforcement and administration of the de minimis exception for reporting by third party settlement organizations (TPSO) under Code Sec. 6050W(e). The IRS has also planned for a threshold of $5,000 for tax year 2024 to phase in implementation. Previously, in Notice 2023-10, the IRS announced that 2022 would be regarded as a transition period for the same issue. Specifically, the transition period focuses on the implementation of the amendment to Code Sec. 6050W(e) by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) that lowered the de minimis exception for TPSOs to $600.

Background

Code Sec. 6050W requires a TPSO to file an information return (Form 1099-K) each calendar year to report the annual gross amount of reportable payment transactions to the IRS and provide a copy of the return to the participating payee. A de minimis exception to this reporting requirement is provided in Code Sec. 6050W(e). Prior to the amendment by the American Rescue Plan Act, a TPSO was exempt from the reporting requirement if the gross amount that would otherwise be reported did not exceed $20,000 and the number of such transactions with that participating payee did not exceed 200. Section 9674(a) of the American Rescue Plan Act amended the de minimis exception to require a TPSO to file an information return if the gross amount of total reportable payment transactions exceeds $600, effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2021.

Transition Period

Notice 2023-74 extends the transition period issued under Notice 2023-10 to the 2023 calendar tax year. Under the transition period, a TPSO would not be required to file Form 1099-K to report payments in settlement of third-party network transactions unless the gross amount of aggregate payments to be reported exceeds $20,000 and the number of such transactions with that participating payee exceeds 200. Further, a TPSO exempt from reporting due to the transition period would not be subject to penalties under Code Secs. 6721 or 6722 for the failure to file or furnish Form 1099-K.

The transition period is limited to the amendments made by the American Rescue Plan Act to Code Sec. 6050W(e) and does not apply to other requirements under Code Sec. 6050W. In addition, the transition period does not apply to backup withholdings under Code Sec. 3406(a). TPSOs that have performed backup withholding for a payee during calendar year 2023 must file a Form 945 and a Form 1099-K with the IRS provide copies to the participating payee if total reportable payments to the payee exceeded $600.

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