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child working tax credits and cash in hand?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
my partner is doing 16hrs a week and gets 50£ a week
is he able to claim cwt with being paid cash in hand??

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i don't think so, no but i could be wrong.

    16 hours a week for £50? so he is being paid just over £3 an hour? thats almost half of the min wage. what is his job?!!!!! he shouldn't be being paid so little.

    also, its illegal for employers to pay their employees cash in hand. as he is being cash in hand, he won't be paying tax or making national insurance contributions. therefore, your partner won't be able to claim working tax credits because technically he isn't recognised as being employed!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it's a friend buisness just started

    i didnt think u get taxed at 50£
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lil_krissy wrote: »
    i didnt think u get taxed at 50£

    That's correct - you don't get taxed at £50 per week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cash in hand = tax evasion = illegal.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    regardless of if you pay tax on that or not he still hasn't declared it. so still illegal. especially if your claiming other benefits, JSA? etc etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can work up to 16 hours a week on JSA- which i guess is why he is doing so few hours - but you have to declare what you earn and they deduct it off of your weekly ammount - so if you get £50 a week they take that out of your jsa and then just top you up the extra £15 to make it £65 a week which is what the government have decided is the minimum ammount one needs to live on a week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we went to jsa and they said they wouldnt help cz its not a job found from the job centre
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wyetry wrote: »
    You can work up to 16 hours a week on JSA- which i guess is why he is doing so few hours - but you have to declare what you earn and they deduct it off of your weekly ammount - so if you get £50 a week they take that out of your jsa and then just top you up the extra £15 to make it £65 a week which is what the government have decided is the minimum ammount one needs to live on a week.

    You can keep the first £5 - £20 - this depends on your circumstances.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is he declaring his earnings? is he getting a pay slip, is he classed as employed? self employed? or is it a simple case of he gets paid by this companies petty cash, has he informed HMRC he is not unemployed,

    If not... then he definitely doesn't deserve any benefits, it's benefit fraud, he isn't declaring his earnings.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah he gets wage slips
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Then he isn't working cash in hand, is he. okay he gets paid in cash but thats different.

    Contact HMRC or Citizens Advice to work out which benefits he may receive.
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