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Best way to pay someone for work

  • 21-04-2022 9:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ JohnChadwick

    Looking to get someone to work 2 or 3 days a week but wondering what's the best way to pay them without registering it with revenue etc.

    Looking to know what would be the most tax efficient method.

    Thinking I could give them a cheque made out to local petrol station which they could cash there. That wouldn't affect their welfare payment and allows me to expense it to the farm at the same time?

    Post edited by blue5000 on


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ ruwithme

    "A day a week " only one way to pay for that. " johnny cash "

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,062 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    The local petrol station isn't going to want sales that didn't happen to pay tax on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,513 ✭✭✭ StevenToast

    Jaw wage

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,399 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves

    They are on welfare you want to pay them by cheque made out to another entity. If you ever get audited it's fairy hard to explain. Technically you are colluding to defraud. Not only that you are giving revenue an excuse to force you to all PAYE owed by them.

    Pay them by cheque made our to them and let them cash it. If you ever get audited you just claim that your understanding was they were self employed. Other than that you pay cash and take the hit on the tax side.

    Slava Ukrainii

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭ Mooooo

    Try and find someone thru the books first. Any other messing is only a bollix and cash you pay income tax on.

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,282 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000

    Mod note; closing this one down folks as it's legally borderline.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

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