In 2022, the IRS updated the thresholds for receiving a 1099-K, so many more users may now receive a 1099-K form.

Users may be required to receive a 1099-K tax form from Dwolla, Inc., which reports on earnings received via a financial network like the Horizon Payment Center. Dwolla, Inc. is a third-party company that operates and performs all the financial transactions made with the Horizon Payment Center.

What is a 1099-K tax form?

A 1099-K tax form indicates payment earnings that have passed through a third-party financial network like the Horizon Payment Center. They are issued by credit card and ACH processing companies to report on financial earnings that have passed through their processing networks. This form is not the same as a 1099-MISC or a 1099-NEC tax form which officials commonly receive from officiating organizations. These tax forms are completely different and may reflect the exact same earnings in all these tax forms.

Who is Dwolla Inc.?

Dwolla Inc. is a third-party financial processor that operates the ACH bank transfer functionality of the Horizon Payment Center. Any payment transaction processed through the Horizon Payment Center is processed and handled by Dwolla Inc. As a financial network provider, they have both federal & state reporting requirements to indicate and disclose funds that pass through their processing network. This information is reported via tax Form 1099-K.


I already received a 1099, why am I getting another one?

A 1099-K tax form is not the same as a 1099-MISC or a 1099-NEC tax form which officials commonly receive from officiating organizations. These tax forms are completely different and may reflect the same earnings in multiple reports.

If you've earned enough money, both your officiating organization AND Dwolla Inc. will be required to send you tax forms regarding those same funds. A 1099-K form does not replace your officiating organization's requirements to send you a 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC tax form. Your officiating organization may send you a 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC, or W-2 tax form, and Dwolla Inc. will also send you a 1099-K tax form for the exact same funds if you meet the reporting thresholds shown below.

Both the federal and state Form 1099-K are informational returns, and the gross payments reported on a Form 1099-K do not necessarily represent reportable income. The form should be used in conjunction with other tax records (bank statements, invoices, etc.) to report taxable income if any. Please consult your tax advisor to determine your tax reporting requirements.


Who receives a 1099-K tax form?

To receive a 1099-K tax form from Dwolla, Inc., you must have received payments via the Horizon Payment Center and meet the following condition:

  • You have received payments during the calendar year totaling $600 USD or more, which exceeds the federal IRS threshold.

    This threshold used to be much higher, but it was lowered by the IRS to $600 USD effective for the 2022 tax year via the American Rescue Plan of 2021, so many more users will now receive 1099-K tax forms going forward.


What do I do with this?

Both the federal and state Form 1099-K are informational returns, and the gross payments reported on a Form 1099-K do not necessarily represent reportable income. The form should be used in conjunction with other tax forms (like W-2's, 1099-MISC, and 1099-NEC forms) and tax records (bank statements, invoices, etc.) to determine your taxable income. You should consult your tax advisor to determine your tax reporting requirements.

Does the 1099-K replace my officiating organization's reporting requirements?

No. A 1099-K form is entirely separate. Officiating organizations are still required to comply with state & federal reporting thresholds for W-2, 1099-NEC, and/or 1099-MISC tax forms. A 1099-K tax form does not replace this reporting requirement. You should consult your tax advisor to determine your tax reporting requirements.

Where can I learn more?

If you want to learn more, you can refer to the IRS website, which outlines full details on the 1099-K tax form, as well as the traditional 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC tax forms you will still continue to receive from your officiating organizations.

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