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- adv. Not straightforward; secret or underhand.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of under the table; in attributive use.
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- adj. designed and carried out secretly or confidentially
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Second, these board members may require under-the-table contributions as a prerequisite for the advisors to work for the fund.
It's sort of ridiculous, since the cash register reports are sealed and Hacienda can see them any time, so this isn't an effort to dodge any of the normal IVA or income taxes, just an effort to dodge a tax designed to flush out narco trafficantes and under-the-table merchants who pay no other taxes at all.
Need to improve infrastructure He says the infrastructure is not ready, the roads are not enough and there is an added cost to production, something they call under-the-table money.
She dropped out of high school, bought a one-way ticket to London with her savings, and spent the next three years working under-the-table jobs in Europe and the Middle East.
“[Anthony Burfoot] spearheaded the close of various businesses and venues such as Shooters, Bar Norfolk, Indra, Have a Nice Day Café, and Posh Dolce all of which are in direct competition of [sic] the soon to be opened, illegally City Council sanctioned nightclub Palace on Plume which he is rumored to have an under-the-table ownership stakein.”
Until 1997 French companies could write off under-the-table payments to foreign officials; only in 2000 was bribery made illegal.
In general, W-2 work corresponds to a steady job, while 1099 and under-the-table work are more common in what others here have referred to as "casual" labor.
Supposedly, no money is involved, but the deals invariably include under-the-table payments and no benefit for the government.
And if we further expand the experimental system while we have a workforce where one in 20 workers is here illegally, we create a huge incentive to move employees from the on-the-books payroll that is fully taxed to an off-the-books or under-the-table arrangement.
"The state has exchanged public funding for private, under-the-table payments," said Lycourgos Liaropoulos, a professor at the University of Athens and a prominent health-care economist.