FTC RETURNS UNPAID TIPS TO AMAZON FLEX DRIVERS
The FTC is sending checks to more than 9,000 Amazon Flex drivers who had their tips withheld by Amazon between 2016 and 2019 and are still owed a payment from the 2021 settlement between the FTC and Amazon.
In November 2021, the FTC sent payments to more than 140,000 Amazon Flex drivers totaling nearly $60 million. Now, the FTC is resending checks to people who did not cash their first check.
If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days. If your payment is $600 or more, you will receive a 1099 tax form with your check. You should report this income on your 2023 tax return. Free e-filing tools are available at www.irs.gov/freefile.
You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-800-654-8874.