Another IRS 1099-K Tax Change for Online Sellers

The IRS is delaying a 2023 1099-K tax reporting requirement for third-party payment networks like PayPal and Venmo, online marketplaces like Etsy and eBay, and millions of online sellers.

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Millions of casual online sellers can breathe a sigh of relief since a confusing and concerning $600 IRS reporting rule won’t go into effect as planned for 2023. This is the second time the IRS has delayed implementing the 1099-K $600 tax reporting rule

That rule required payment apps and online marketplaces (think PayPal, Venmo, Etsy, eBay, StubHub, etc.) to send 1099-K forms to anyone who received over $600 in payments for goods or services (even in a single transaction). Early estimates were that more than 40 million taxpayers would have received forms. Some taxpayers wouldn’t expect one, including some sellers without a tax obligation. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.