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do I need to pay tax on this cleaning job?

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littlemermaid80 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:12:24

My colleague at work has complained about her messy and dirty kitchen and how she needs a cleaner.
I mentioned I used to be a self employed cleaner (many years ago) and in between discussing cleaning products etc, I offered to come by and spend a few hours in her kitchen.
She is ill a lot and unable to see to things herself. I live 10 minutes away so I am more than happy to do it.
We agreed I would spend 2-3 hours and she would give me £20 for the job.

No tax etc is needed surely?

Mij Tue 12-Jan-16 09:52:19

You have to declare all earnings, so it depends how much you're earning as an employee in your usual job. If you earn over about £10K a year you're over the tax threshold and therefore should pay tax on anything else you earn. It would be declared on your self-assessment tax return.

And of course, we know that everyone who does casual cash in hand work declares all their earnings...

daisychain01 Tue 12-Jan-16 18:02:23

If you have a regular job and are PAYE, quite honestly I wouldn't bother.

Not worth the hassle.

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