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Yippee! Got a job FINALLY.

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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It's pure cash under the table, doing odd jobs when I'm called for them: house cleaning (YES), yard work, picking gardens, taking care of home bound people, baby sitting, running errands, mowing lawns, taking people to dr appointments, giving company to elderly as needed, etc etc etc.

My question is, the employer doesn't report what he gives money wise. Which means I don't have to report my income. Is this wise on my behalf? But if I report and they're NOT as they have no employee id number, would that get THEM in trouble? I just don't want to go wrong, you know? I live in Illinois if that helps any. They didn't take my social or address or anything like that at all....

I'm just glad to be working! It's no set hours or days; when ever a job comes, I go do it.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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Grats!!!! I am truely happy for you!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by sarra1833
It's pure cash under the table, doing odd jobs when I'm called for them: house cleaning (YES), yard work, picking gardens, taking care of home bound people, baby sitting, running errands, mowing lawns, taking people to dr appointments, giving company to elderly as needed, etc etc etc.

My question is, the employer doesn't report what he gives money wise. Which means I don't have to report my income. Is this wise on my behalf? But if I report and they're NOT as they have no employee id number, would that get THEM in trouble? I just don't want to go wrong, you know? I live in Illinois if that helps any. They didn't take my social or address or anything like that at all....

I'm just glad to be working! It's no set hours or days; when ever a job comes, I go do it.
edit on 17-8-2012 by sarra1833 because: (no reason given)


Whats not wise is posting the above on an open public forum...

My advice report it if you reach the amount of income required to file taxes.

Keeping in mind that we are on a public forum that is...
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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True..... though I gave no names and there are tons upon tons of people in Illinois


But yeah, I see your point :/

ooops. I feel bad now......



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Yes, I live in missouri and you are supposed to claim all the money you make. If you plan on not reporting it, you shouldn't post it on a public forum. Big brother is very serious about getting their piece of the pie. I suggest you contact a tax specialist in the yellow pages and ask about the tax forms you need. It's pretty ridiculous i know. You would be fine, if you didn't post for the whole world what you are doing. Congratulations on the job though!!! Make friends with a tax person, and you will find all the loop holes. You can claim stupid stuff like gas and food during work. Don't forget to save your receipts too! For everything from gas to cleaning supplies. Peace and Good luck!!!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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I just may edit my op then. I had NO idea. :/ Now I'm all kinds of scared. An innocent question and bam, wasn't good to ask. Eeeeks.....



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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What does it say about our state, in this day and age, that I saw words, written on a screen, by a person I don't think I've ever even spoken to.... and they made me happy simply through empathy?

I'm thrilled you have a job! But I really am left speechless about how happy I feel over a stranger getting employment. This really opened my eyes about the reality of life in 2012.

All the best and good luck at the new job!

~Heff



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Aw thanks Heff



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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I felt happiness for the OP as well, but that's because jobs are hard to come by in this day and age. Most of the people around me are on welfare or disability, etc. Most can't work, some are just leeches. >.> Did you know that you could be put on disability (or welfare, can't remember which) now just because you're nervous and can't do job interview? That's ridiculous. But yeah, there need to be more jobs and wages that people can actually survive on. But yeah, blah blah blah, my own rant. I know for a fact that my best friend applied to 100+ places over the summer for employment and kept getting noes left and right. Never did get a job and now we go back to school in less than two weeks.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Don't worry girl, you aren't in trouble. Thousands of Americans pay under the table. This is part of the reason the govt doesn't like drug dealers. Because they can't tax the money that they are making. Not because they are spreading illegal substances around. The world is so screwed up.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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get a job a as a model you have the look/



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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My sister was a dancer for many years (thankfully she finally got out of the horrible line of work) and she never claimed her tips - ever.

She wasn't stoked on it, the whole idea of not paying taxes for public services she used ... but it didn't stop her.

Now she's consulting with a tax lawyer to figure it all out. But no agency raised an eyebrow over it.

Long and short of it - you'll most likely be fine temporarily; I doubt you'll show up on anyone's radar. The IRS has bigger fish to fry, especially now in the wake of Obamacare



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by Myomistress
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I felt happiness for the OP as well, but that's because jobs are hard to come by in this day and age. Most of the people around me are on welfare or disability, etc. Most can't work, some are just leeches. >.> Did you know that you could be put on disability (or welfare, can't remember which) now just because you're nervous and can't do job interview? That's ridiculous. But yeah, there need to be more jobs and wages that people can actually survive on. But yeah, blah blah blah, my own rant. I know for a fact that my best friend applied to 100+ places over the summer for employment and kept getting noes left and right. Never did get a job and now we go back to school in less than two weeks.


Not to mention those ridiculous online applications you gotta do for most jobs these days.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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You should report it.
There are a lot of non-working Obama supporters who need your taxes.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by sarra1833
It's pure cash under the table, doing odd jobs when I'm called for them: house cleaning (YES), yard work, picking gardens, taking care of home bound people, baby sitting, running errands, mowing lawns, taking people to dr appointments, giving company to elderly as needed, etc etc etc.

My question is, the employer doesn't report what he gives money wise. Which means I don't have to report my income. Is this wise on my behalf? But if I report and they're NOT as they have no employee id number, would that get THEM in trouble? I just don't want to go wrong, you know? I live in Illinois if that helps any. They didn't take my social or address or anything like that at all....

I'm just glad to be working! It's no set hours or days; when ever a job comes, I go do it.
edit on 17-8-2012 by sarra1833 because: (no reason given)


I am soooo happy for you!!! It's about time the Universe gave back some of what you give. I know you will do really well. You have a sharp mind, and a kind Soul.

I can't give you any legal advice. but, I'd just let it play out for awhile to see how many hours you actually end up working. A lot of people are working under the table for odd jobs that people don't normally report. I see nothing wrong with that.

Congrats again Girl Friend.....


Des....

ps, did you package arrive ?



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Talk to your boss about your income and make sure you're not getting him/her in trouble.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Welcome to the underground economy. It has its advantages and disadvantages. If you want to stay off the grid, it's a good thing. On the other hand, if you get hurt on the job, it's all on you (doesn't sound like dangerous work, but...) The real issues are how long you intend to do this and where you want to go. If you do not have a profession or special skill set, then bouncing around the underground might work for you. If you DO have a profession where you could make some big bucks, then this maybe should be a temporary thing. I don't think this situation will hurt you short-term, but you might want to think what you want to do long-term.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by sarra1833
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True..... though I gave no names and there are tons upon tons of people in Illinois


But yeah, I see your point :/

ooops. I feel bad now......


We've all been there and done it lol.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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Thanks to everyone!

Destiny, I u2u'd you - yes I got it!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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congrats & welcome to the world of the wage slave dont pay taxes as the goverment will only buy guns & bombs with it



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