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Declaring wages from an under the table job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Morris Apr 12, 2012. 9 Replies

I'm in my final semester at school and I've been working in a restaurant this past for a little extra cash so I can actually afford fresh food and maybe get to go out on weekends.  I've been making…Continue

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Michael Morris replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"TBH in your position I wouldn't worry about it (I know not the right legal answer). I'd watch out for it in the future."
Apr 12, 2012
Michael Morris replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"He wouldn't meet the requirements to call himself a contractor."
Apr 12, 2012
Jacob Bauer replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"I'm at a loss for words. That's downright absurd."
Apr 9, 2012
Penelope replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"He's not a waiter. He's a food service analyst. The IRS does not have the best website. I put "payroll" into its search feature for individuals and got 0. The problem with that route is that it's not the income taxes at…"
Apr 9, 2012
Liam Strain replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"1099-misc? "
Apr 9, 2012
Sir replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"Can't you call yourself a contractor, report the income as such, and thereby have whatever taxes apply levied?  irs.gov would likely know."
Apr 9, 2012
Penelope replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"Some people are just honest that way. Some people like to always claim the moral high ground. My parents had me declare income from a cash-paying baby-sitting job when I was 18 or 19, so I could tell all my own future baby-sitters, when I was in…"
Apr 9, 2012
Jacob Bauer replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"If it's under the table, the IRS doesn't know anything about it. You'd have quite literally nothing to gain by alerting them. You're also not the first kid to do this. I'm surprised the thought even crossed your mind."
Apr 9, 2012
Penelope replied to livewire516's discussion Declaring wages from an under the table job
"Here's the thing: Paying under the table is illegal. Your employer should be paying federal, state, and local taxes on your wages (payroll taxes and some others), while you should be paying federal PAYROLL taxes, but likely not federal INCOME…"
Apr 9, 2012
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Declaring wages from an under the table job

I'm in my final semester at school and I've been working in a restaurant this past for a little extra cash so I can actually afford fresh food and maybe get to go out on weekends.  I've been making probably around $50 cash a week (except during the summers, where I didn't work at the restaurant and volunteered elsewhere).Tax season is right here and I've realized that it was a stupid decision to take an under the table job.  I want to stay squeaky clean for my future job search, and even though…See More
Apr 9, 2012
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