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JonesCrusher 11-28-2012 08:46 AM

Under the table jobs
 
Hairdressers, photographers, carpenters... Do small businesses that frequently do cash jobs have any negative economic impact or should they be allowed to perform a service for someone without passing some of it forward?


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Buehler445 11-28-2012 08:51 AM

It's against the law. If people are willing to evade taxes, it's their call to take that risk.

Dave Lane 11-28-2012 08:55 AM

If everyone paid all the taxes they legally should the surplus would be so high we really could cut taxes.

Fish 11-28-2012 09:41 AM

It's hard to get worked up over that, when mega corporations can "Legally" skirt tax laws to the point where they pay little to nothing while profiting billions upon billions. The impact of that is so much greater that something like this seems silly.

Rain Man 11-28-2012 10:02 AM

Having some people avoid taxes means that other people eventually pay more. If we're going to have taxes, everyone should pay them fairly and tax laws should be enforced.

Oh, and "quarterback of the Broncos" is also a job that is typically paid under the table.

loochy 11-28-2012 10:13 AM

I got an under the table job once. It was even more fun than normal because of the danger of being caught.

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JonesCrusher 11-28-2012 10:28 AM

Barter systems are growing also. These seem like tax evasion also but appear to be legal.

https://www.imsbarter.com/

BucEyedPea 11-28-2012 10:28 AM

'f the govt

patteeu 11-28-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9158927)
It's hard to get worked up over that, when mega corporations can "Legally" skirt tax laws to the point where they pay little to nothing while profiting billions upon billions. The impact of that is so much greater that something like this seems silly.

You're comparing legal tax planning with illegal tax evasion and finding the former more offensive?

BucEyedPea 11-28-2012 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonesCrusher (Post 9158990)
Barter systems are growing also. These seem like tax evasion also but appear to be legal.

https://www.imsbarter.com/

That's how many are surviving in Greece. Black markets grow under socialisms. That's how Iron Curtain countries survived. It's survival instinct—the last way to survive. It's the market having the last say.

HonestChieffan 11-28-2012 11:04 AM

The issue is confined to republicans. Democrats like paying taxes so they have no incentive to work the underground economy.

JonesCrusher 11-28-2012 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by HonestChieffan (Post 9159065)
The issue is confined to republicans. Democrats like paying taxes so they have no incentive to work the underground economy.

Goes without saying. This is how the less wealthy R's can do their part in not building roads and bridges.

Fish 11-28-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9158992)
You're comparing legal tax planning with illegal tax evasion and finding the former more offensive?

Yes. That's how bad the system is.

patteeu 11-28-2012 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9159180)
Yes. That's how bad the system is.

OK, I guess I can understand it if you're blaming the system. At first, I thought you were blaming the corporations.

Fish 11-28-2012 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9159230)
OK, I guess I can understand it if you're blaming the system. At first, I thought you were blaming the corporations.

I despise corporations for many reasons. But regarding taxes, they're only doing what they're legally able to do. My frustration is that they're legally allowed to do it. The entire tax system is busted, and worrying about Joe Carpenter getting paid $50 under the table for a day's wage is way down the list for me.


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