sarahh wrote:ns0291 wrote:@birdlaw117- FYI I am a student, married with one child. I earn about $20k/year. For people in my situation, only income above $22,200 is taxable. So, I'm not worried about tax evasion s. The only thing is my employer pays me off the books to save himself the Workers Compensation fees and other taxes. So stop making unwarranted assumptions and I'm not asking for legal advice jerk. I like my job and I don't want to get my employer into any trouble. All I want to know his how deep law school admissions and financial aid offices delve into these matters.
Where are you getting the $22,200 figure from? According to the IRS, if you are married (filing jointly) and under 65 you are required to file if your gross income is at least $18,700. Plus, as someone else pointed out, you are supposed to pay FICA too.
I don't know this, but I'm assuming OP qualifies for certain credits (education), and the $22,200 figure is factoring that in. Not really sure, didn't care enough to crunch the numbers. But yeah, FICA, etc. is still an issue as I pointed out.