Is getting paid under the table illegal and can taxes be taken out?

My boss decided to pay me under the table for the past few pay periods to avoid paying taxes. If I am getting paid with cash, is he allowed to take out taxes from the money he is giving me? He also did not advise me that I was going to be getting paid under the table. Is it required that the management advises the employee that they will be getting paid under the table?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 28, 2011 4:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to New Jersey

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Doris Dabrowski
Employers are required to withhold taxes from gross pay and to contribute to social security. The form of payment, e.g., check, cash, direct deposit, does not affect the requirement to withhold taxes.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Jul 29, 2011 07:24 AM [EST]

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