pollyp23

Income Tax

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Since HMRC monitor this and the other sites, it might be revealing too much, but how many of you SPs own up to being self employed and pay income tax and national insurance?

One lady on this site I know has declared her self self employed as an 'Adult worker' and therefore claims all manner of things against her income.

Condoms, lubricant, toys, outfits, tissues, fuel for outcalls, a proportion of heating for her home, probably even laundry, etc.

HMRC are not out to get you unless thay see that you are living beyond any reasonable means and the excuse of 'I don't claim any income support' is not supportable when you are hauled into court for falsifying one's self assessment.

One lady I visited recently had her summons to go and explain how she was living and paying her rent. 'I've got a sugar Daddy' she told me. Well, Mr Sugar Daddy had better start worrying as well!

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Since HMRC monitor this and the other sites, it might be revealing too much, but how many of you SPs own up to being self employed and pay income tax and national insurance?

One lady on this site I know has declared her self self employed as an 'Adult worker' and therefore claims all manner of things against her income.

Condoms, lubricant, toys, outfits, tissues, fuel for outcalls, a proportion of heating for her home, probably even laundry, etc.

HMRC are not out to get you unless thay see that you are living beyond any reasonable means and the excuse of 'I don't claim any income support' is not supportable when you are hauled into court for falsifying one's self assessment.

One lady I visited recently had her summons to go and explain how she was living and paying her rent. 'I've got a sugar Daddy' she told me. Well, Mr Sugar Daddy had better start worrying as well!

You seem to "know" a lot of things that are hidden from most punters. How is that?

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Me suspects a HMRC Troll!

However for all WG's - good advice!

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pollyp23 is a punter I have seen him a number of times and is a rather nice chap and definitley not a HMRC inspector..lol

and to answer the question you have asked I do declare myself as self employed ..anyone who doesnt is setting themselves up for a huge fall

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pollyp23 is a punter I have seen him a number of times and is a rather nice chap and definitley not a HMRC inspector..lol

and to answer the question you have asked I do declare myself as self employed ..anyone who doesnt is setting themselves up for a huge fall

It is not quite as simple as that, once you declare yourself to Inland Revenue you will be on their radar for life.

I mentioned Income Tax to one of my regular girls, she found that quite amusing as she is a single mum with two young kids, why on earth would she want to give up all her benefits and start paying tax. ??????

If you are a single woman who wants to get on the property ladder then it might be a good idea to go legit, if you are a single mum on benefits don't bother.

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One lady I visited recently had her summons to go and explain how she was living and paying her rent. 'I've got a sugar Daddy' she told me. Well, Mr Sugar Daddy had better start worrying as well!

I'm trying to understand this. If a lady has a "sugar daddy" who pays all her expenses, what business is that of HMRC? Is it different to me supporting my daughter through university?

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I've always paid tax and national insurance, it's really not worth annoying the tax man and with the amount of money some ladies make surely its much easier just to pay our dues and keep our heads down.... However that being said I am most definetely not registered as an escort, adult worker or anything of the sort. Jeez I would be mortified if my accountant, his staff and anybody else thaat ever clapped eyes on my accounts knew what I did. I like my secret life but I still pay tax for it just as something more legit on paper

Hugs Casey xx

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It is not quite as simple as that, once you declare yourself to Inland Revenue you will be on their radar for life.

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And then you'll always have to stay within the law?

Is that such a bad thing?

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I'm trying to understand this. If a lady has a "sugar daddy" who pays all her expenses, what business is that of HMRC? Is it different to me supporting my daughter through university?

I think if you say sugar daddy which i had once, you have to tell them who it is and they have to back up what your saying but in doing so if it is clear they've given you more than the amount your allowed as a gift (tax free) within a year then you still have to pay tax on it. Ridiculous me thinks but hey I think the whioe system in this country is shocking for hard working people.

Hugs Casey xx

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It is not quite as simple as that, once you declare yourself to Inland Revenue you will be on their radar for life.

I mentioned Income Tax to one of my regular girls, she found that quite amusing as she is a single mum with two young kids, why on earth would she want to give up all her benefits and start paying tax. ??????

If you are a single woman who wants to get on the property ladder then it might be a good idea to go legit, if you are a single mum on benefits don't bother.

... and there, in a nutshell, is one of the reasons this country is in this awful state: £170 billion in benefit payments.

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I'm trying to understand this. If a lady has a "sugar daddy" who pays all her expenses, what business is that of HMRC? Is it different to me supporting my daughter through university?

It's none of their business provided that he's paying tax on his income. He might be worried though if HMRC contacted him to verify that he was her "sugar daddy".

My regular girl has never paid tax for the last 6 years and for some of that time she claimed benefits as well. She had an interview under caution with the DWP. Nothing came of it and they told her that they would not pursue the matter. She admitted that she'd worked since 2003 and never paid tax and asked if the DWP would notify HMRC. Their reply was "No. They are a separate agency from us".

The guy who interviewed her was more interested in what "OWO", "CIM" etc meant on her website.

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And then you'll always have to stay within the law?

Is that such a bad thing?

In a perfect world you would be right however we do not live in a perfect world, tens of thousands of people cheat the system both foreigners and our own people.

If I could avoid paying tax I would be over the moon, that is simply not possible as my taxi licence can easily be traced.

Prostitutes do not have that problem, they are not licenced and they only accept cash which doesn't have to be banked.

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In a perfect world you would be right however we do not live in a perfect world, tens of thousands of people cheat the system both foreigners and our own people.

If I could avoid paying tax I would be over the moon, that is simply not possible as my taxi licence can easily be traced.

Prostitutes do not have that problem, they are not licenced and they only accept cash which doesn't have to be banked.

Why's that?

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It is not quite as simple as that, once you declare yourself to Inland Revenue you will be on their radar for life.

I mentioned Income Tax to one of my regular girls, she found that quite amusing as she is a single mum with two young kids, why on earth would she want to give up all her benefits and start paying tax. ??????

Not nearly as much as you will be on their radar if they catch you evading tax. It's one thing to be sent a self assessment every year, and quite another to have evasion on your file.

Claiming benefits, evading tax AND telling someone else about it is just asking for trouble. All it takes is someone malicious (like another girl or a punter) to shop her, and she's stuffed.

If it's only an extra hundred quid every few weeks she'll probably get away with it, but these days tax inspectors are able to do what they call a "lifestyle test".

They'll look around your home, check your passport for foreign holidays, and if you can't explain to them how you afford it all, they'll just assess you on the difference, with a big fat penalty.

Of course, this means that if someone was under-declaring income that they received cash in hand, the safest thing to do would be spend it on WGs, as they don't leave a trace :-)

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I imagine that the question of being legit tax-wise comes down to how the individual views being a WG.

The "career choice" type who goes into the game as full time occupation, with the intention of making a above average living out of it and financing a comfortable post escorting lifestyle would be very rash to risk it all by pissing off the taxman not to mention the matter of mortgages, ISAs and pension funds requiring all kinds of documentation.

On the other hand the woman who pulls a few weeks of a few shifts in a parlour to tide over a bad patch or when the kids need something may view it differently. And I see no need for me to be absolutist over that

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Claiming benefits, evading tax AND telling someone else about it is just asking for trouble. All it takes is someone malicious (like another girl or a punter) to shop her, and she's stuffed.

You would have thought so...but in reality she's not.

HMRC, DWP etc are so useless and ineffective that they rarely pursue matters. It's amazing how often they'll back down especially if a letter or two are sent to the relevant constituency MP. It's far easier, more profitable and cost effective for HMRC to go after businesses and companies for unpaid tax than young escorts with no real assets.

It's not that uncommon for girls and ex-boyfriends to make anonymous reports to the DWP and HMRC. Very rarely does anything come of it.

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I declare, would rather do that than have a bill in 10 years, plus I may decide to return to certain fields of work and tax evasion may not look good on my CV. If you are making a good living from this line of work then you do end up banking the money, if only to pay bills.

I'm told HMRC do check adverts and can bankrupt you for unpaid tax bills - so I'd rather not have that worry and also contribute towards the running of the country just like any other citizen. DWP, HMRC etc don't communicate with each other however both will prosecute if they find folk claiming or not paying when they shouldn't be.

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... and there, in a nutshell, is one of the reasons this country is in this awful state: £170 billion in benefit payments.

Yes i agree with you DH , im a single mum with 3 children, i get no maintenance from the father, i get no help from him, no weekends with the kiddies away etc. Every day i work i have to pay for afterschool childcare and the only extra money coming in other than the money i earn working damned hard at this job is my child benefit. I rent my home privatley and the rent is more than some peoples morgages but as i have an awful credit rating i cannot get a flippin morgage. If i can manage with no free childcare from family or cash from their father then every other lady who does this job can manage also, sorry if im going to upset the apple cart a little but if you do this job you have no excuse to be claiming benefits as your earning more than some women, doing normal jobs, who also dont, they manage,we can too.xx

And yes, i am registered as an escort with the tax man.

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And then you'll always have to stay within the law?

Is that such a bad thing?

Paying tax isn't a good thing, like brushing your teeth every day or helping old ladies cross the road. It's fundamentally a bad thing, because you're giving huge chunks of your income AND a large enough chunk of almost everything you spend your money on, to people who are utterly irresponsible with it. In my view, this legitimises any efforts any of us can make to reduce the amount of tax we have to pay.

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Well I think I can safely say I am registered, I am also a single mother and I don't claim anything other than what I can rightfully claim, which happens to be Child tax credit, though to be fair it's not much in terms of cash, but at the time when I was working a normal job it was increased so helped more than it does now.

I pay tax I pay NI and I pay all my bills etc, I don't get much to put away once everything is paid for but then I don't have a massive outgoings either.

You don't need to be a top of the line earning 1000's a week to live comfortably.

I don't do this for the money I do it because it affords me the time I want to dedicate to raising my child which no other job gives me.

I collect an average wage, after all the normal every day life things have been deducted.

I earn a modest living and that is fine by me, but I don't get where some people get thier figures from.

I had one guy tell me I earn thousands a month, and men especially seem to think that we are all rich, or have loads of cash stashed.

Tell you what if I had a penny for everyone who thinks that I would be rich!!

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I declare, would rather do that than have a bill in 10 years, plus I may decide to return to certain fields of work and tax evasion may not look good on my CV. If you are making a good living from this line of work then you do end up banking the money, if only to pay bills.

I'm told HMRC do check adverts and can bankrupt you for unpaid tax bills - so I'd rather not have that worry and also contribute towards the running of the country just like any other citizen. DWP, HMRC etc don't communicate with each other however both will prosecute if they find folk claiming or not paying when they shouldn't be.

They can and do..... they're one of the very few creditors who nearly always go through with a BR threat, even if the amount owed is very close to the limit £750. Most commercial creditors won't bother unless you have property to go after, as they're just throwing money away.

I've seen HMRC go into a payment agreement with someone for unpaid taxes, then suddenly change their mind and issue BR proceedings. They are tossers like that.

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Yes pay tax (sux but necessary evil) Golden rule is visible means of support. If you spend it you must have earned it.

Especially if you have a web site or work through an agency that has records.

Its a bitchy business (name one that isnt) and many problems arise from "informants". (So and so is claiming x ... so and so was boasting about not paying taxes etc).

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Paying tax isn't a good thing, like brushing your teeth every day or helping old ladies cross the road. It's fundamentally a bad thing, because you're giving huge chunks of your income AND a large enough chunk of almost everything you spend your money on, to people who are utterly irresponsible with it. In my view, this legitimises any efforts any of us can make to reduce the amount of tax we have to pay.

Whereas I don't disagree with you that there is corruption, waste and dishonesty with the way the government handle the country's finances, taxation has more functions than just raising revenue for the government for public and merit goods such as defence, health and education - which, of course, is a very important one.

For instance it serves to manage aggregate demand - boosting it by loweing taxes and reducing it by raising them.

Also it can be used to discourage use of certain products which are considered harmful (and to take into account their social costs) such as smoking, for instance.

Taxes also protect industries from foreign competition by levying a duty on imports. This duty is passed onto the consumer in the form of higher prices, shifting demand onto domestically produced goods.

So do you still think that paying taxes is, fundamentally, a bad thing?

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If I could avoid paying tax I would be over the moon

As all those in Greece thought.

The company I work for is pulling back from Greece as well as Italy and Spain as they are headed for the toilet.

I always find the British funny, when I speak to people they want the benefits of free healthcare/schooling but don't want to pay tax for it.

My company equal in the USA pays about a third of the tax I pay but when you add in his healthcare/dental/schooling/college fund, has far less income than I do.

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