Amazon Flex drivers to receive reimbursements for tips illegally withheld by e-commerce giant

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On Tuesday, the FTC said it is sending 139,507 checks and 1,621 PayPal payments to Amazon Flex drivers. The average amount of the reimbursement is $422 and the highest amount going to a single Amazon Flex driver is more than $28,000.

Those who will receive more than $600 will receive an IRS FOrm 1099 with their payment and should report this income on their tax return. A total of 19,980 drivers are receiving over $600 payments, according to the Commission.

The Commission also stated that those who will receive checks should deposit or cash them before January 7, 2020. Those who have questions about their checks should call the refund administrator, Rust Consulting at 1-800-654-8874.

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