Will SNAP/California Food stamps send my income data to the IRS?
August 16, 2016 2:39 AM Subscribe
I live in California. I want to apply for food stamps. I do not want to, and will not, lie to the food stamps people. However, I make about $250/month in cash (in addition to my part-time minimum-wage job for which I get a W-2) that I do not report to IRS because then I will have to pay self-employment tax on it and fill out a bunch of forms for what is really just a friend paying me to help them out for maybe 12 hours a month. If I tell the food stamps people about this monthly cash income, will they share that information with the IRS? So far I have been dealing with this by just not applying for food stamps, and with careful spending I am OK, but as I notice myself obsessing over tiny things in the grocery store this starts to feel ridiculous.