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I help out at my family's takeaway and my family gives me

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I help out at my family's takeaway and my family gives me cash each week. I was just wondering if I have to declare this as income because she would give me cash each week too if I didn't help out (as pocket money), but she gives more cash if I help out more.
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Thank you for your question..

Please advise if the payment is in lieu of wages.

Do you have other income

How much cash per week do you receive?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure, she says she gives me a bit for pocket money.
I didn't at the time bit have started a new job.
I received £90/week before I started a new job but will be receiving £40/week from now

Thank you for your reply.

Based on what you have said that it

- is pocket money given to you by your family

- has continued albeit at a lower figure since you have started a new job

there is a strong case to suggest this is not income chargeable to income tax and that it is not declarable for tax purposes.

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