This is true. However, if you only get a percentage of the amount passing through, then you should be fine as long as you have records. It is your account statements that will mean the most. For example, if you receive $100 and send on $70, then you only keep $30. That means you report $30. Since you are getting the money and then passing it on to a third party, the portion you pass on looks like a deduction, rather than a typical pass through. You can write off the part you send on and that will be consistent with your account statement. If this is possible for you logistically, then you should do it that way. So you would have, in the example above, income of $100 and expense of $70, leaving a net of $30 which is correct.
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