Private client wants invoice under company name. Is it legal?

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    Quinn

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    Hi there, I'm a sole trader.
    I did a job for a private household last week, they paid me in cash.

    I asked them for their surname so I could email them an invoice showing payment for my records.

    They have now asked me to invoice the name of a company (doesn't seem to be registered at their home address, but nearby) that on research the husband obviously owns. I assume he's trying to avoid tax...

    As I didn't do work for the company, will I have problems if at some point my papers were audited? I wouldn't be so worried if ti was a one off, but it's the chance for fairly regular work.

    What should I do? I don't want to do anything illegal.

    Thanks for any advice
     
    Quinn, Nov 7, 2018
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    bklynboy VIP Member

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    Its on them. If they are claiming this was work for the company you cant really say it was not nor should you care. Nothing illegal about invoicing a client using the name and address they state its for.
     
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    Thanks @bklynboy
     
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