IRS Delays Implementation of New Rules for 1099-K Forms

Under a new rule enacted in 2021, third-party payment processors must issue a Form 1099-K to any individual who receives $600 or more in payments for goods or services during a year. However, IRS officials have noted that this rule could cause widespread confusion, since many transactions completed through online payment platforms have no tax impacts. Examples of non-taxable transactions include settling up with friends and selling used personal items.

Therefore, the IRS will not enforce the new rules for tax year 2023. Instead, third-party payment processors may operate under the prior rules, only sending 1099-K forms to users who received over $20,000 in payments through over 200 transactions. In addition, 2024 will serve as a phase-in year, with the 1099-K reporting threshold set at $5,000. Full implementation of the $600 threshold will not occur until at least 2025.

Posted on January 1st, 2024

New Credit Rules Could Mean Paying Less for a Clean Vehicle in 2024

Starting January 1, 2024, buyers of new and used electric (EV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles may transfer the Clean Vehicle Credit to a car dealer in exchange for a lower price. These new tax credit rules will make clean vehicles affordable for a wider range of taxpayers, who previously had to wait until the next tax filing season to get the benefit of the credit.

The amount of the Clean Vehicle Credit depends on a variety of factors, including battery size and the origin of critical components. The maximum credit is $4,000 for used vehicles and $7,500 for new vehicles. You can find a complete list of EVs, PHEVs and fuel cell vehicles that qualify for the credit at the U.S. Dept. of Energy website (link below). If you transfer a Clean Vehicle Credit to a dealer, the dealer must provide a financial benefit equal to the credit amount, such as a price reduction. For both new and used vehicles, the Clean Vehicle Credit is subject to income limits.

Click here to search for eligible clean vehicles. 

Posted on January 1st, 2024