Ocoee, FL asked in Tax Law for Florida

Q: Can my employer tax me on my check for a gift $100 card they give me for the pandemic?

Publix, tax us on gift cards. They don't add $100 to our check, they give us gift cards then weeks later tax us on it. I live paycheck to paycheck, giving me a gift card and turn around and tax me. I can't pay a bill with that. And we have to use there and can't get another gift card to another retailer, the money stays in the company.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Regardless of how you try to frame it the fact remains that you received a $100 gift that can be use to purchase something with at Publix. Under IRS regulations Publix MUST either pay the tax for you or pass it along to you.

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