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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 2 months ago

Do landlords care if your job is under the table?

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  • 2 months ago

    what do you do under the table>>>>>>>

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Not relevant to the question

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Working as a prostitute or getting paid in cash?

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  • 2 months ago

    some do....i wouldn't rent to a tax cheat, they may end up in club fed (prison)

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      "Under the table" doesn't necessarily equate to "tax cheat". Many mistakenly believe that simply being paid in cash is somehow "illegal".  If a self-employed worker, paid "under the table" files tax returns with the necessary taxes, it's not a serious violation of IRS rules.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. they will ask for proof of employment, wage slips etc.. If your job is under the table you can't prove you have a job or what you earn. So you will find it very difficult willing to find a landlord willing to rent to you

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  • 2 months ago

    People in general are good people. And they care when others suffer. Even landlords care for the most part.

    But they live and work in a capitalist society where consumers pay for the goods and services they buy and use. Those landlords have financial responsibilities too. They rely on their residents' monthly rent to be able to meet those responsibilities.

    My point...while the landlords might care, they also have their own bills that have to be paid.

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  • martin
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    2 months ago

    Some of them do care, because they regard such a job as not being as secure as one where you get a W-2 and have tax withholding and all that.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      So, you're saying nobody running their own business would qualify to be a tenant, since they don't have a W-2, even if they make enough profit to qualify on the income question?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    After you are in the apartment, your job or lack of one no longer matters. Paying the rent does.

    You would not be approved with an under the table job to begin with.

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  • 2 months ago

    They will certainly want to see proof of your claimed income. People that get paid "off the books" usually have a difficult time doing that due to the lack of proof in the form of paycheck stubs, tax returns or in some cases even a bank account. They aren't just going to take a persons word for it.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Tax returns may include "illegal income" and the IRS doesn't care.

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  • Maxi
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    2 months ago

    That would greatly depend on each landlord and also the country ...I would certainly not rent to anyone who is scamming and not filing tax returns...as if they are prepared to scam the tax man, they would think nothing of not paying rent

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      You could be paid "under the table" and still file the necessary tax returns and at least some of the taxes owed.

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  • R P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Experienced landlords certainly do.  Your income is not verifiable if it is under the table unless you claim it on your tax return.

    Source(s): FL landlord
    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      I know people who get tips that they don't report (i.e., "under the table", a serious federal crime) yet somehow prove enough income to qualify for a lease.

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