Do you give receipts for overtime and/or tips?

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DJ Ronster

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The wedding we did last night was for a local couple at a house in our neighborhood. They did not pay in advance as we usually require, but due to the circumstances, I was not concerned. (they had paid their $100 retainer)

Before the event started, they offered to pay the balance. They had a check made out to our company and I noticed it was from their business account. The amount had not been filled out. They asked if they could pay us after the event, in case they wanted us to stay longer. Again, due to the circumstances, I was fine with that.

The contracted termination time was 8:30pm and at that time, the bride herself asked us to stay for another hour. When 9:30pm came around, the FOB handed me cash for an hour of OT and asked if I would stay until 10:30pm.

When the gig ended at 10:30pm, the bride handed me the check from earlier, filled out for the remainder amount, plus one hour of OT (the other hour was paid in cash) and a $50.00 tip.

Today as I am writing the receipt, I am stuck on do I include the 1 hour of OT in the receipt or 2 hours? Do I include the tip on the receipt as it is included in the same check that paid the balance? If the OT / tip was all cash, I wouldn't be concerned but this is different.
 

ahoustondj

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Aug 13, 2007
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The wedding we did last night was for a local couple at a house in our neighborhood. They did not pay in advance as we usually require, but due to the circumstances, I was not concerned. (they had paid their $100 retainer)

Before the event started, they offered to pay the balance. They had a check made out to our company and I noticed it was from their business account. The amount had not been filled out. They asked if they could pay us after the event, in case they wanted us to stay longer. Again, due to the circumstances, I was fine with that.

The contracted termination time was 8:30pm and at that time, the bride herself asked us to stay for another hour. When 9:30pm came around, the FOB handed me cash for an hour of OT and asked if I would stay until 10:30pm.

When the gig ended at 10:30pm, the bride handed me the check from earlier, filled out for the remainder amount, plus one hour of OT (the other hour was paid in cash) and a $50.00 tip.

Today as I am writing the receipt, I am stuck on do I include the 1 hour of OT in the receipt or 2 hours? Do I include the tip on the receipt as it is included in the same check that paid the balance? If the OT / tip was all cash, I wouldn't be concerned but this is different.
To whom is the check made out? Your name or your company name?
 

ahoustondj

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Before the event started, they offered to pay the balance. They had a check made out to our company and I noticed it was from their business account. The amount had not been filled out. They asked if they could pay us after the event, in case they wanted us to stay longer. Again, due to the circumstances, I was fine with that.

The contracted termination time was 8:30pm and at that time, the bride herself asked us to stay for another hour. When 9:30pm came around, the FOB handed me cash for an hour of OT and asked if I would stay until 10:30pm.

When the gig ended at 10:30pm, the bride handed me the check from earlier, filled out for the remainder amount, plus one hour of OT (the other hour was paid in cash) and a $50.00 tip.


Well, I would like to know how the wedding is going to be passed off as a business expense. Since they're obviously fudging around with funds, I would just make you receipt out for what was paid by check. Unless you're hardcore honest about it, keep the cash. That deal was made between you and a third party anyway.
 

Bill Kexel

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Interesting. I cannot remember the last time I ever made out/gave the client a receipt.
If they ask for one I can provide it, otherwise, no.
 

DJ Cam

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I give every single one of my clients a receipt. If they pay by credit card the site lets them print one. I claim anything paid by check or credit card, cash ahh i will let you know I claim some of it but not any tips. it's hard making a business lose money every year, when we get rid of obama I will show profit!
 

TwinSpinDJ

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This should have been a poll. I believe that all the "viewers" who did not comment would take the poll. Some people just don't like to admit borderline issues.
 
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Cash tip goes in pocket. Checks, debit payments are all reported accordingly.
 

DjDennis

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I use the contract as a reciept as well

if thats not signed after all paid in full then they dont want a reciept

as for a reciept on the night in cash - well if they want a reciept just add 10% extra as GST
this normally tells them no thanks no reciept needed :)

see the 10% GST is for the Government Tax - so they pay cash and want a reciept as well then add on extra 10% to the total!
 
Interesting. I cannot remember the last time I ever made out/gave the client a receipt
Ditto.

I can honestly say, I have never been asked to give a receipt.

If they pay the balance by check, that's their receipt. If they pay cash, they either don't care, or use the contract as the receipt.