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Doing odd jobs
Karen is retired but she is an experienced gardener and people often ask her for advice about their gardens and have offered to pay her for her assistance.
A friend shows Karen a website where people ask for advice on garden care and will pay for the advice. Karen signs up, starts providing advice and getting paid. Over the course of a year she is paid about $10,000 for her advice.
While Karen might have an enterprise in providing garden advice, the amount she received is under the $75,000 threshold and so she is not required to register for GST.
The $10,000 is part of Karen's income and she includes it in her tax return along with other income from her investments. She can also claim a deduction for the fees that the facilitator charged her.