Canby, OR asked in Tax Law for Oregon

Q: My wife is illegal. She gets paid around $800 a week under the table. What can happen to her if she gets caught?

She has another job ckeaning Les Schwabs. She gets paid a certain amount by check, to report taxes but another thousand under the table. So basically, there are a few grand a month she doesn't report. She reports enough to get Oregon insurance. What are the penalties if she gets found out?

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A: Since you felt a need to ask this question twice--this time disclosing more than enough information to allow Oregon law enforcement authorities to start looking for your wife--I will answer it again:

Surely your wife must know by now--after all the national news stories about "illegal immigration" in America--that if she gets caught doing anything even remotely illegal--like failing to report "a few grand a month" in cash income she is earning "under the table" in order to qualify for Oregon insurance she will be deported.

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