Has any Canadian shoppers received a T4A notice from Premier Service for the 2016 pay? Upon checking the amount, I believe they are incorrectly applying the wrong figures on the T4A as they included the expenses spent on shops as pay,
For example on a $27 gas shop, $20 is spent on gas ($17) and miscellaneous ($3) in shop purchase. So you are really only "paid" $7 to perform the shop. However, they are including the full $27 as shop fees. This means we are paying income taxes on the gas we purchase.
This is not the standard practice as I have been with many other mystery shop companies for quite a few years. Only the shop fee should be included in the T4A, excluding the expenses on the shop.
I have already emailed about this. Can anyone shed any light on this please?
Signed .... Civic82 not too happy
Yes, that means extra work for us on the taxes. I have dealt with about ten other MSC's. Premier Service is the first to include purchase reimbursements as shop fees. I understand where they are coming from but at the same time, I will stop mystery shopping for them before reaching the $500 threshold.
I give them credit for a quick response.
Civic82 still not too happy