Is it illegal to work cash in hand in the UK?
So if I paid my neighbour twenty pounds to mow my grass and cut my bushes just once...then I need to let HMRC know?
- TavyLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
No, many people are paid in cash, it is up to the person to declare it.
- LudwigLv 68 months ago
No, but you have to declare such earnings to HMRC.
- PAMELALv 78 months ago
Yes, if it means that you are not paying income tax or national insurance.
- MaxiLv 78 months ago
The person recieving the money needs to declare it as income to HMRC
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- CliveLv 78 months ago
What does this have to do with travel?
- champerLv 78 months ago
No, cash in hand is perfectly legal as long as tax and NI are paid. Some employers may try to save money by paying their employees in cash without bothering to give HMRC the relevant PAYE and NI payments. This avoidance of taxes is the illegal part, not the cash-in-hand approach.