I setup the PayPal API functionality on our Unit’s ScoutBook account as soon as I saw it available. Looking at how those payments were being processed by PayPal since then I started scratching at why payments were being set to pending, and why I was having to set a date of service. The response I received from PayPal is that their APIs that you must use when setting this up is automatically considering payments as GOODS/SERVICES by PayPal and will be reported to the IRS as taxable. The only way to make it a “personal” transfer is to do so manually, again this is coming directly from the PayPal Helpdesk associates I chatted and spoke with.
Has someone found a way to use this functionality in a way that the PayPal Helpdesk folks aren’t aware of or am I misunderstanding some aspect of this and making a mountain out of a molehill?