We have so many threads complaining about low fees and/or reimbursement-only shops and dissing those who take them that I would think forum members would get tired of it.
She called me today wanting me to do a shop 50 min out of town for $5 extra. I asked her if she would do it. I am not answering her calls anymore cause I want to crawl through the line and look at their books. And her uptown Cali accent really bothers me!
Right! It's ALL reimbursement, regardless of whether or not you are required to buy any particular item.@spicy1 wrote:
You are required to purchase $9 or $12 and all of that is an expense, just like parking.
Reimbursement is NEVER considered pay....it is simply reimbursement, whether or not the MSC requires you to buy any particular item or not. The reimbursement, for tax purposes, is NEVER reportable if you are indeed reimbursed. The FEE/PAY or whatever you want to call it....now THAT is taxable, because it is.....pay!@redsix wrote:
The reimbursement should only be considered pay if you can buy whatever you want.
In my area, there are no restrictions against using coupons in the grocery stores that the Source has for a Client. But if the coupons bring the total price down to below the $9.00 requirement (in my area), then you just have to be sure and add something to bring the total back up to or over $9.00. But I've used coupons when I have one for something I need and it's on sale in the store. Never had a problem. Must be a different requirement for a different Client....I know they have several grocery Clients, and each has their own guidelines.@Joscelin wrote:
You can't use coupons, but you CAN use the store loyalty card programs AND such apps as Ibotta and Checkout51.
Boy, that must be a real PIA!!@spicy1 wrote:
Some, not many but some, of the MSCs I work for include the reimbursement in the total on the tax forms. Then, begrudgingly, I have to look up the total they paid and separate out the reimbursement part and write if off as required purchases.