can my broker pay me-a licened agent, a referral fee? if so, can she make the check out to me?

Asked by Jewellcohen, Encinitas, CA Wed Dec 31, 2008

whoi pays the taxes on my referral Feee?

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Kevin and Ju…, Agent, Wildomar, CA
Tue May 13, 2014
Yes, your Broker can pay you a referral fee. You pay the taxes on all monies you earn.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Tue May 13, 2014
Yes, your Broker can pay you a referral fee and typically that is done by a check payable to you.
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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Mon May 12, 2014
Licensed RE Professionals are eligible for referral fees from other licensed RE Professionals.
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Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Thu Jan 1, 2009
We have referral agreement forms that we sign everytime we refer, or receive a referral. Any commissions earned from the referral are also subject to commission splits. And any commission we earn, we pay taxes on.

So the answer is yes to referral fee, yes to making the check out to you, and you pay your own taxes on your split.
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Melissa Riley, Agent, Yorktown Heights, NY
Thu Jan 1, 2009
Yes. You can work out any referral arrangement with your broker. A referral check typically gets cut to the referring broker (you, as their agent, in this case). You would be responsible for taxes on any income you receive.
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Maria Morton, Agent, Kansas City, MO
Thu Jan 1, 2009
Of course your broker can pay you a referral fee. The check will be issued at closing as any referral fee is.
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Colleen K. C…, Agent, California, CA
Thu Jan 1, 2009
All professional fees for referrals must go through your Broker. Call him/her to review your company policy and CAR.GOV regulations.
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Bryan Devore, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Wed Dec 31, 2008
Yes, your broker can pay you a referral fee, and you would be responsible for the taxes (you would receive a 1099). Is your broker paying you a referral fee because you referred them someone who bought or sold a house?
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