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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You're a grown adult Hun there is no such thing as pocket money. Is there a reason why you can't get a casual
    Job when your husband is at home? Nights? Saturdays? Any legal job has to pay a lot more than $7.50 per hour even after tax, and won't have you looking over your shoulder.
    It IS legal to work cash in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I've always understood the term "cash in hand" to refer to being paid 'cash in the hand' with the full knowledge and intent that you won't be paying tax.
    I was cash in hand as a nanny. It meant I took care of my taxes rather than the families I worked for having to deal with it all.

    But I agree with FL that this amount is so negligible the tax office wouldn't even bother. It's $30 for 4 hours a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    It IS legal to work cash in hand.
    That depends on whether you are declaring it. From my experience most people do not declare cash in hand. Infact I have never heard the term 'cash in hand' be used by someone who is declaring that income. Failure to declare income when claiming welfare is fraud.

    OP: are you planning on declaring your work and income gained from assisting the family friend?
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    Well done on pulling yourself out OP. Hope things look up from now on xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    That depends on whether you are declaring it. From my experience most people do not declare cash in hand. Infact I have never heard the term 'cash in hand' be used by someone who is declaring that income. Failure to declare income when claiming welfare is fraud.

    OP: are you planning on declaring your work and income gained from assisting the family friend?
    I think you are wildly overreacting.

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    Technically OP is not employed by this man so will be actually receiving a gift for helping out , monetary gifts don't need to be taxed or effect centrelink so It's not going to be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You're a grown adult Hun there is no such thing as pocket money. Is there a reason why you can't get a casual
    Job when your husband is at home? Nights? Saturdays? Any legal job has to pay a lot more than $7.50 per hour even after tax, and won't have you looking over your shoulder.
    Thanks so much for the patronising comment. Yes I am a grown adult and clearly the term "pocket money" was used to explain the tiny amount of cash I was paid helping a family friend out. As per my previous comments (and the whole point of this thread) I was looking for a quick fix to get me out of some serious financial trouble. I have two children (one of whom has been in and out if hospital, which is where some of these unexpected bills have arisen) I work the only two days I can. At the time I wrote the thread I needed some help to get me through a rough patch (which I have previously explained). This is not a long term concern and as I have previously stated, we will actually have money left over each month.
    Please don't be concerned about me "looking over my shoulder", as I stated, this situation is a personal agreement between myself and a family friend. It is not an ongoing contract, it has so far happened once. Obviously if I could earn any extra cash I would. I am a working mum with two young children and I'm not long from coming off mat leave. My DH is working 5 days and works some Saturdays (NOT cash in hand).

    This thread has been reopened with some lovely advice. Things in my personal situation, in large part, to some great advice I received on here, have improved.

    Anyway, if you care to read over the thread again, most of your questions have already been explained.

    Sheesh!

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    You have to be kidding me!

    I cleaned house for a mate when I first started working to help save for a trip, he paid me $50 a week. It never even occurred to me to declare it nor was I looking over my shoulder.

    This has to be one of the biggest over reactions I've seen on BH.

    Good on you OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I think you are wildly overreacting.
    Sorry - I am 100% serious when I say I have NEVER heard the term 'cash in hand' be used by someone intending to pay tax. And from the OP's response, I think my interpretation is spot on with this particular scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post

    OP: are you planning on declaring your work and income gained from assisting the family friend?
    No.



    I'm planning on taking my $30 and high tailing it out of here!

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