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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    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.
    So you are actually saying that you think the OP is committing fraud. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    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
    Just reposting this.

    Seriously VP. You're being ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
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    I'm planning on taking my $30 and high tailing it out of here!
    Better email Julian Assange and tell him you're coming to bunk down with him- government agencies the WORLD OVER will be searching for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    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 not 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
    I find it absolutely absurd you think someone disagreeing with an individual not declaring income and paying tax to be "one of the biggest over reactions I've seen on BH."
    Since when did tax evasion and welfare fraud become normalized? I hope you never complain about the Government cutting benefits because you don't have a leg to stand on. Geesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    So you are actually saying that you think the OP is committing fraud. Wow.
    Not at this point. However if the 'helping' out the family friend continues (as the ops previous posts indicated) and the income is not declared then yes I absolutely would consider it to be welfare fraud.

    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    I have looked into assisting an elderly man every Saturday morning, cash in hand, to do his grocery shopping etc. it won't pay much but will go toward my petrol each week.
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    So just how much tax is payable on $30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    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.
    Wow. The OP started this thread to get help through a tough time. We all go through tough times - even financial ones. Through the thread the OP has given us an insight into what was happening in her life at that time and it was difficult.

    I think that maybe you should just take a minute and think of what you have been saying. You have essentially accused her of tax fraud for a few $$$. In tax returns you do not have to declare that. The family friend is not her employer.

    It can't hurt to be a little more supportive to someone who is upset and in need of support - not judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    No.



    I'm planning on taking my $30 and high tailing it out of here!
    Hilarious. ..run like the wind OP and don't look back! Good on you...

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    VicPark how much tax are you required to pay on $30 a week?

    Given the tax free threshold is 18k a year.

    Yes it's a massive over action and ridiculous to be throwing term around like welfare fraud and tax evasion.

    How do you know the OP claims welfare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Not at this point. However if the 'helping' out the family friend continues (as the ops previous posts indicated) and the income is not declared then yes I absolutely would consider it to be welfare fraud.
    You DO NOT legally need to declare gifts, presents, winnings , prizes or anything received out of a non business activity , accepting a cash gift as thank you for helping me shop comes into this category - unless of course he's hiring her as a personal shopper 😉

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