Reaching out to Uncle Sam from under the table.
February 8, 2010 5:32 AM Subscribe
U.S. TaxFilter: I get paid under the table, and as such I don't have a W-2 for my work. How do I declare this on my taxes?
posted by grapefruitmoon to work & money (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I know, I get paid under the table and want to pay taxes. It's not that I'm a masochist or super eager to support my government, but I'm in a relationship with a non-citizen who may someday want to get married and if we're going to apply for a green card, we'll need to submit my taxes, so everything needs to be on the level.
I get paid by check once a week. I don't have copies of any of the checks, which may be stupid, but it never occurred to me (until now) to save any of them. I get paid the same amount each week and can easily calculate the total amount that I've earned, so the amount I need to declare isn't in question.
My question is how do I declare this on the 1040? Other earnings? Is there any kind of "proof" that I need to submit for this? Some kind of other form I need to get?