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H.R. 7079: Cut Red Tape For Online Sales Act

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This could even affect President Joe Biden’s secret Venmo account that BuzzFeed News found.


Starting next year, third-party digital payment systems like Venmo, PayPal, CashApp, and Zelle must issue a tax form for customers who earn more than $600 a year through such platforms.

Officially, these customers were supposed to self-report such money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) all along. In practice, though, many of them weren’t. So Congress added the reporting provision in March 2021’s American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion legislation ostensibly primarily focused on Covid relief.

The provision went relatively unnoticed at first, both because the bill was 242 pages and because the provision won’t take effect until tax reporting time in 2023. But as tax reporting for 2022 enters its final sprint, …

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Chris Pappas

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022
Length: 5 pages
Mar 15, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 15, 2022

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8 Cosponsors (8 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 15, 2022

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