The Fight Against the New 1099K Tax Form (Infographic)

In January 2012, small business and online retailers received the new 1099K tax forms. This form has sparked a strong reaction from individuals and online sellers like eBay, Etsy and Amazon sellers.

What is the 1099K form?

If you’re an online retailer, sell merchandise online, or receive credit cards payments via Paypal you might get this tax form if:

  • Your small business had over $20,000 in gross sales AND
  • You had over 200 transactions or items sold

This infographic from sheds some more light on what this big news could mean for sellers.

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Photo Credit: Celeste Cota

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  • Kate Miller April 27, 2012, 3:49 pm

    This is a great infographic. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the 1099-K. Huge thanks to for putting this together.