Unfortunately, under that strategy, what they pay you is "income" to you. If you write the check back to them you will be out. You have to pay income taxes(perhaps federal and state) and Social Security (self-employed???) on that amount. This easily can add up to 20% plus of the totsl depending on your tax bracket. I know people do this, pay back the full amount, but it is a trap for you. Peace...Fred (Reisz)
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