What kind of jobs are paid in cash?
Not Financial Advice: Many jobs pay in cash (aka "under the table"), like tutoring services, writing or proofreading essays for students, gardening, snow removal/snow shoveling, nanny services, and even building websites can pay in cash! However, working and intentionally not declaring income is, in most cases, a federal offense.
Businesses, after all, can claim payments made to freelancers as deductible expenses — as long as all the paperwork is in order. Depending on the project, a business may even be able to pass the cost of your work along to a client of their own. Unless it makes financial sense not to, most businesses are going to find that declaring the money that they paid to you is the best approach.
In recent news, in the three months to September 2012, the employment rate was 71.3 per cent — an increase of 0.2 per cent on April-June. This translates to 29.58 million people in employment, which is over half-a-million more people in work than a year ago, and 100,000 more than the preceding three-month period. The unemployment rate stands at 7.8 per cent, a 0.2 percentage point decrease on the three months to June.