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Westminster, CA asked in Business Law and Contracts for California

Q: I am a 1099 consulting contractor. Is it proper to add a surcharge or "handling" fee to any travel expenses I pay for?

On the other hand, would you just invoice a customer and give them the receipts to the penny for reimbursement?

To be ethnical (if able to charge the fee) would a 1099 biz- would I just total an amount including the surcharge and ask for reimburse i.e. Portland office visit $1,500 OR would you break it all down i.e. Portland location flight $500, car $200, hotel $800 total $1,500 and surcharge % grand total?

Thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A couple of initial questions ... [1] how have you addressed this question in your written agreement for services? [2] How have you thought about your customer relationship services in noting exactly what you do and the associated charges? Feel free to reach out to several attorneys to schedule your initial free video call consultation to learn more.

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