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Question: If a friend gives you a large sum of money as a gift, is that taxable income?
Answer: Lucky you! The recipient of a gift doesn't pay tax. If the gift is over $11,000, the person who gave it to you may owe gift tax. So, the good news is that you've just received money tax free. Thank your friend profusely and take him/her out for a fine dinner!
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Question: Would this be considered taxable income?
There's a website that sells gift cards and prepaid cards at a discount. Ex. The value of a card may be $100 but only sells for $90. That's a$10 profit! If I do it every day, it's $70.wk. Since I'm not really working for the money and I'm just purchasing gift cards, would this bec considered taxable income? I was planning on purchasing a prepaid card worth $100 for$80. I would then take the prepaid card to an ATM machine and withdrawal all the money and put it in my checking account with a $20 profit. I'd do this once a day or a week. Sources?
I'm not selling the cards, just buying them at a discount and then getting the full value of them at the ATM machine.
I meant prepaid Visa debit cards.
Answer: 1. Prepaid gift cards are not refundable at ATMs.
2. You'd have to buy something with the card, then sell it to get the cash. If you buy a $100 gift card for $90 and then sell the item you bought for $91 to $100, you'd have $1 to $10 in profit. Chances are you won't be able to do that.
3. Lastly, you may be abetting someone else who is STEALING from the company. Discounted gift cards would be available to employees only. The employee is limited to using the cards themselves are giving them as gifts. Selling them on eBay is theft.
Some of the gift cards available were unwanted gift cards, but if you are buying from someone who sells all the time, that's got to be an employee.
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