Gig workers, beware: Hiding your side hustles from the CRA is asking for trouble
28 per cent of Canadians have picked up side hustles such as grocery delivery to pad their incomes. Inflation grew faster than wages last year, so the impulse to pick up extra work is clear. Half of Canadians plan to continue hustling well into their 60s, working a part-time side gig instead of retiring, H&R Block reported last week. 50 per cent plan to hide some or all of their side earnings from the tax man. There probably are better ways to offset inflation. Not declaring income is better than running afoul of the law. The odds of Kevin being criminally prosecuted are ‘remote, however, said Vern Krishna, professor of common law at the University of Ottawa. ‘I am not a specialist in morality.