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Do you take on cash jobs and not declare it?

  • Yes it has been known

  • No, hell no, this is 2019 it can be tracked!


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Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!)

Just wondering, as it's 2019, whether there are still guys doing jobs for cash.

As a web business, all my business is paid by BACS in full up front before anything goes ahead. Or Google, who pays me 2 months after I've earned it. On a rolling basis. So it is monthly kinda thing. So there's no dodging tax for me with it. And it has caught me out in the past. Ended up with a bill too big and went bump. Folded that company a while ago.

Wondering if this day in age, when so many invoicing systems are setup direct with accounts systems, that can be accessed by various departments of governments. Whether it's a case of never giving a price in writing via a system, and taking cash, or just all honest days work and paying tax all the way.

Now you don't need to reply to the thread. Just vote. And nobody will ever see who voted.

I'm just curious.

I'll do this on all my forums and see what the % is each year near Xmas. Perhaps check annually what's changing.

(Note that if anybody from the tax office ever asked for the data, we don't record who visits a thread, or who has voted. It just adds a digit to a database like an excel file, and doesn't have a name column in it. So they'd just get lots of 1's in lots of boxes and nothing else)
 
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buzzlightyear

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cash is king but the money goes to the counting house the queen. ,lol. has long I can have to buy a bag of smarties .
 

Strima

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Any form of payment, even a couple of cans of beer, must be declared to HMRC. Which I do everytime... :rolleyes: :D
 

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IMO anyone who thinks cash is king nowadays is mental. If you’re trying to build a business and get mortgages etc then it’s a pita. Don’t get me wrong it’s nice to have a bit on the hip. I know someone who tried paying for a holiday in the travel agents with 3k cash and they wouldn’t take it. I also tried paying £100 into someone’s nationwide account and they wouldn’t let me as it wasn’t my account....
 

buzzlightyear

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yeah ,when a customer say cash ok or cheques ,what do you think it all bankable .and skimming off the top .
 
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Through the 1950s and 60s, the top tax rate was around 90% and job bartering was common, e.g. I'll fix your electrics if you service my car.
 

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Absolutely no need to do cash jobs. If you know what your doing on you tax return.

There are so many legal ways that you can use to bring your tax bill down that there is no point in risking breaking the law.

As an extra it is morally and legally wrong to do this.

The country as a whole needs taxation to run services.

All you cash in hand job peeps think about the next time you complain about hospital waiting lists or it takes 2 days for a police officer to arrive.
 
In the old days people liked cash because it meant not having to take multiple trips to the bank to deposit cheques.
Also builders would sometimes do ‘some cash’ for customers to negate some of the vodka and tonic on big jobs.
That said I still know some one man bands not just sparks but gardeners and painters who will only accept cash, can’t think why.....
 
Absolutely no need to do cash jobs. If you know what your doing on you tax return.

There are so many legal ways that you can use to bring your tax bill down that there is no point in risking breaking the law.

As an extra it is morally and legally wrong to do this.

The country as a whole needs taxation to run services.

All you cash in hand job peeps think about the next time you complain about hospital waiting lists or it takes 2 days for a police officer to arrive.
Hang on there Pete... All taxes are vile and disgusting ! but I agree we do need them to run essential services for the country. And yes, tax evasion is illegal, but avoidance is just shrewd... after all, it was the monks who invented it !

As to the issue of hospital waiting lists though... that has very little to do with money... it's far more to do with chaotic mismanagement and institutionalised employees.

And the none arrival of a Police Officer is mainly due to their new role to 'maintain the safety of the general public'. Their traditional role of 'upholding the law' went about 20 years ago !
 

Dan

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(Note this is a public thread! - Regardless of the private votes lol!)

It only takes a customer to get snotty with you in a months time because they didn't agree with you when you say they broke something that they're claiming you broke, for them to report it.

I think you're treading on thin ice moving cash around.

May as well deal drugs in the eyes of the taxman lol Police don't mind it. I've known police pay jobs in cash.
 

Dan

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Hang on there Pete... All taxes are vile and disgusting ! but I agree we do need them to run essential services for the country. And yes, tax evasion is illegal, but avoidance is just shrewd... after all, it was the monks who invented it !

As to the issue of hospital waiting lists though... that has very little to do with money... it's far more to do with chaotic mismanagement and institutionalised employees.

And the none arrival of a Police Officer is mainly due to their new role to 'maintain the safety of the general public'. Their traditional role of 'upholding the law' went about 20 years ago !
Be careful with your wording.
If you're drinking too, be extra careful for me. :)

Keep the thread civil please.
 
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