Originally Posted by HDGoose View Post
It will go on until the labor founds out. It appears that taxes are not being paid.
Similar situation with golf courses in the USA. They offer free golf in exchange for 'work'. Usually on the driving range, cart barn and some light manual stuff. One person decided that he wanted a premium tee time on a saturday morning. The golf course refused as that is a $$ slot. He got angry, reported them to the Florida department of labor. Most golf courses in Florida had to actually hire folks at minimum wage, take out taxes and such, cut back on how many folks were 'working', and dropped the free golf incentive. Many retirees were quite angry at the fellow as they used to golf for free during the week. This fellow even bragged about do this. I'd be surprised if he still golf's any place.
It is contrary to US laws to exchange 'work' for goods or services.
Originally Posted by DCMAC214
Not actually contrary to US Laws.....but is taxable for both parties
The IRS reminds all taxpayers that the fair market value of property or services received through a barter is taxable income. Both parties must report as income the value of the goods and services received in the exchange.
What Are the Tax Implications for Goods or Services Obtained in Bartering?
Since bartering is considered trading, you must report the fair market value of the goods or services in your income tax return. Likewise, if it is a business that engaged in the bartering, they must make reports of profits from bartering in their federal and state tax return forms.
IRS Topic 420-Bartering Income
But then there is that Publication 525 Taxable and NON Taxable Income
Meals and Lodging
You don't include in your income the value of meals and lodging provided to you and your family by your employer at no charge if the following conditions are met.
The meals are:
Furnished on the business premises of your employer, and
Furnished for the convenience of your employer.
The lodging is:
Furnished on the business premises of your employer,
Furnished for the convenience of your employer, and
A condition of your employment. (You must accept it in order to be able to properly perform your duties.)
So bartering with a CG for a CG Site in lieu of payment for hours worked is not taxable income
I think-----(probably why it is NOT reported/overlooked)
Tax/Incomes Laws are SOOOOOOO Confusing
One reason when I retired I RETIRED and do NOT work at all