If you reside in the USA, we will make available an online downloadable 1099-K for individuals and a downloadable file for companies listing all the contributing transactions on Jan 1 of the following year. You should then submit these documents with your tax returns in the usual manner. Please note you do not need to submit paperwork to XTRM, such as an I-9 form. 

Individual accounts - 

Your XTRM "Profile" must be at minimum 80% complete IDL (Identity Level) to access and download the document.  More Info 

We need to collect: 

  • SSN/Tax ID
  • Physical address
  • Full Name
  • DOB (date of birth)
  • Email
  • Mobile number 

Money paid into a wallet is owned by the wallet account owner and is considered paid by the IRS regardless of whether it has subsequently been transferred to a bank, a check, a gift card, or any other transfer option.

How will  I receive a 1099-K, and what do I do with it?

Your 1099-K will be displayed in your account for download at the beginning of the year—log into your account to retrieve it. The 1099-K is a purely informational form that summarizes the payment activity of your account and is designed to assist you in reporting your taxes. Please make sure your profile is up to date, as the tax form is pre-filled using your profile data. We store all your data securely and do not share it. Every year, the United States IRS requires that XTRM provide you with a completed form called a 1099-K for each account that meets all of the following criteria in the previous calendar year:

  • Received more than USD 20,000 in total AND more than 200 transactions

Please note that starting CY2024, the tax regulations are changing to require you to report all annual payments greater than USD 5000. This will affect your reporting for the tax year 2024 and require you to report in your 2024 filing if your total received for the year is > USD 5000. You will submit the same 1099-K digital PDF form that we currently provide. 

You can download your 1099-K in the Tax section of your account. We provide the 1099-K to every person regardless of their earnings and direct them to the IRS.

Example 1099-K

What information is included in my 1099-K? 

Below you’ll find a brief description of the information you can expect to find on the 1099-K that XTRM provides for you. For more help understanding your 1099-K, go to IRS.gov.

LabelBox #Description
Filer’s name, address, and telephone number
Contact information for XTRM
Payee’s name, address, and telephone number
This is the contact information for your business or organization as it was provided to XTRM.

If you’d like to update your address, please do so before January 21st from your account settings.
PSE’S name and telephone number
Contact information for XTRM
Account number
Your XTRM account number
Filer’s federal identification number
XTRM’s identification with the government
Payee’s taxpayer identification number
This is either your Employer Identification Number (EIN), Social Security Number (SSN), or Tax ID as it was provided to XTRM.
If your information needs to be updated, please correct it in your profile.
The gross amount of payment card third-party network transactions1aThe total gross volume of charges that you’ve made with XTRM in the calendar year
Card Not Present transactions1bThe total gross volume of charges made without the card present at the time of the transaction.
Merchant category code2The merchant category code for your business or organization
Number of payment transactions3The number of charges that you’ve made with XTRM in the calendar year
Federal income tax withheld4Backup withholding from your XTRM payments.

5a-5lThe total gross volume of charges that you’ve made with XTRM for each month of the calendar year
State6The state in which your income tax has been withheld
State identification number7Your identification number that is used for your state income tax withholding
State income tax withheld8State and local income tax withheld from the payments

How and when do I get my 1099-K? 

Your 1099-K is available for download on January 1st and beyond each year as long as your profile is complete. To view and download, log in to your account.

  1. Click the “Tax” menu item on the left menu.

  2. Click on the “Download 1099-K” button to download 

Once you’ve done this, you’ll have the option to download the 1099-K PDF that we have prepared for you.

What is “Total Gross Volume”?

“Total gross volume” means that we calculate the total of all of your payments received for the year, including:

  • Payments from companies

  • All adjustments

Finding out the transactions counted towards your 1099-K
If you’d like to see a per-transaction breakdown of your 1099-K, you can easily do so by logging into your XTRM account and then viewing the Tax page.

  1. From here, select the "Download Transaction Details" button located in the upper-right corner of your screen.

  2. After the download has finished, open the resulting .csv file in your spreadsheet viewer of choice. 

My account received less than the US IRS reporting threshold, but I still received a 1099-K. Why is that?


XTRM provides a 1099-K form for all USA residents regardless of the actual requirements and thresholds. 

1099-Misc versus 1099-K

If you earn over $600, you may be sent a 1099-Misc as well as a 1099-K to submit with your Tax Return. You do not need to submit both.

Why do we require some personal information?

Social Security Number (SSN -part of the profile)  is required by XTRM for a few reasons based on typical financial security regulations, KYC, and AML for money movement and tax documentation. This is standard. For example, a completed profile is required to increase transfer limits (daily/monthly) and tax documents.  We require users to complete their profiles to be able to complete those tasks. We recommend users send in their 1099-K regardless of the amount received, although the stated amount is currently $600 in the US.