General Chat Thread, Charging for Private Work - Advice Please! in General; Originally Posted by sidewinder
Or just take the common sense approach and dont do any of that. If you're not ...
17th December 2009, 12:25 PM #16
Common sense route would be to-do things above board. Why would I risk my job and fines for common sense and back handers. Don't we despise people who do that?
Originally Posted by sidewinder
Obviously your opinion is different on the matter, but that's your choice.
17th December 2009, 12:31 PM #17
I would agree all work should be accounted, booked and relevant taxes etc paid - yes its a pain in the arse but its the taxes etc that are for the national health service, defence etc etc.
I do a lot of private work and declare every penny - then if the Inland Rev decide to check your income i can prove every penny and that ive accounted for it - if you dont they can decide what you should pay tax on and how much plus the fines for non declaration etc - an old freiend of mine did cash in hand work and got found out - he had to payin excess of £12,000 in back taxes, fines and costs etc.
17th December 2009, 12:33 PM #18
That price seems pretty fair, its likely to take a fair amount of time to do it and they wouldn't get it fixed cheaper anywhere else.
I tend to diagnose and fix for free if its only going to take me 30mins or so, any more and I start charging. In the past I've found that some people will happily abuse a free service for any and every problem they have
17th December 2009, 12:43 PM #19
Personally I'd just do it... we tend to view the odd favour to a teacher as school IT support at least indirectly. If they then want to buy drink or something to say thankyou then that's an extra bonus.
I've always been a bit of a utopian though.
17th December 2009, 01:25 PM #20
i generally turn down work regarding hardware on laptops unless its replace ram, replace wireless card, keyboard etc or if its screen if i can find a guide online for that model then ii may say yes
just scared of breaking stuff
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