Is cleaning houses for friends and family under the table illegal? 1 Answers as of August 22, 2011

I clean houses fro 5 people all friends and family members mostly pay by check but 2 pay me in cash. I was wondering if I should be claiming it. I'm in PA.

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Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
The law is quite clear. Income from whatever source derived is taxable income and needs to be reported as such. The fact that you are paid in cash or check is irrelevant. You need to report this income to the various taxing authorities.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 8/22/2011
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