Regulatory Alert – IRS Tax Update (02-10-12)

If you have a merchant account, it will impact you too. (PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net)

IRS will not require reconciliation of gross receipts and merchant card transactions on business tax returns

On February 10,2012 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) amended its informational webpage on credit card reporting requirements to announce that the IRS will not require reconciliation of gross receipts and merchant card transactions on Forms 1120, “U.S. Corporate Income Tax Return,” and other business income tax forms. The Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 requires credit card companies to report merchants’ annual gross credit, debit, and third party network payment card transactions to the IRS using Form 1099K. Small businesses had expressed concern about the burdens and costs associated with reconciling discrepancies between their own sales records and the Forms 1099K issued by credit card processors. The February 10th IRS announcement directly addresses these small business concerns.

>>Learn More: IRS FAQs on New Payment Card Reporting Requirements