VIP gift pass

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dirty moose, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    Did anyone else receive their $75 3 month no accident and no injury award?
    They handed us a sheet of paper with a code on the bottom, using that code to redeem your award.

    I choose the $75 gift card, this week (a week after i got the card) theres is a $75 deduction in my paycheck for it.

    anyone else have this deducted from their check?
  2. Dutch Dawg

    Dutch Dawg Active Member

    I'm not eligible, but here's the thing. UPS is required to post that $ as wages and as such they in turn are required to withhold from those wages. If that's not acceptable to you, perhaps you'll have lower your future expectations and settle for the T shirts or Caps handed out.
  3. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    so this was no "gift" is this correct?
  4. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    compare it against hrs worked,
    any gift of cash or cash equivelant needs to be taxed, thats why it counts as wages, it shouldnt however be deducted from hours worked, it should be an additional75
  5. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    it is posted under DEDUCTIONS

    GIFT CARDS 75.00

    it is also posted in the other part of our check
    in the description area
  6. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    did you compare it vs your hours?
  7. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    im not sure of what you mean by that?
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    my thinking is they added, your wage x how many hours to make 75 dollars
    and added it to your wage, then deducted it on the other side, thusly all would be equal, youd still be up the 75 dollars and no tax liablity
  9. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    ahhhhh, that makes sense! thank you very much for the explanation!
  10. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Its just like when they apply the sales lead monies,it is part of your total income.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    The last poster is correct.
    It is just like when they put money on your UPS card for sale leads.
    Has to be counted as income.
  12. scoobypanda

    scoobypanda Active Member

    The government implemented a new corporate tax law 2 years ago. Any gift or reward that does not have a company logo on it, must be taxed. You receive the 75 gift pass, they add 75 to your income, tax comes to between 5.70 and 6.15 depending on your withholding. The remaining 69 is yours.
    Last year our center received $4000 in safety money for the year. Our first quarter under the new program yielded $5025. Now the whole center does not lose out when one guy runs over a mailbox.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sales leads are added to your income and UPS also pays the taxes that would be associated with your award so that you receive the net award that you are entitled to.

    My last sales lead award was $632.50. UPS added $1,022.84 to my income and paid the $390.34 in taxes so that I received $632.50, which looks really good up on my bedroom wall (32" LCD Flat Screen TV)
  14. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    What the heck is this? I have never heard of this! I am in Florida.
  15. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    If you stayed injury and accident free for 3 straight months they gave you $75.
  16. smokey0810

    smokey0810 New Member

    Is this just for drivers??? Just curious, pardon my ignorance...
  17. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    Which part of the country are you in? No news on that in Florida.
  18. TSup

    TSup Member

    It's done differently everywhere. Some centers take the money and do cookouts. Some don't get any because their center had an injury or accident. And some may not do this type of program at all.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If you go a year without an injury you get $10 from the UPS catalog. If you get injured you get 6oo bucks a week tax free. ????