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The Traps of Paying Cash

4 November 2019

The Traps of Paying Cash

We sometimes get asked what our price is for cash. As a reputable business we don’t do any work “under the counter”. Whilst we accept cash for payment of account – this will be accompanied with an Invoice.  An invoice is your certificate of test to ensure works have been carried out in accordance to AS3000 and Electrical Safety Act.

Point 1 – If an electrician carries out work without an accompanying invoice – the work is deemed as unsafe and illegal, and you have no evidence that a qualified electrician did the work.

Point 2 – You will void warranty on fittings and appliances if you can not produce an invoice or Certificate of Test.

Point 3 – Only a licensed Electrical Contractor (not Electrician) can charge for electrical work and produce a Certificate of Test. This should be displayed on any of their advertising by Law.

Point 4 – An electrical contractor has to have a minimum of $5mil public liability to renew their licence each year. This is only way you can be guaranteed some protection.

Point 5 – By accepting cash – a tradie is not only avoiding the gst, but also company tax and/or payg tax. This could equate to as much as 30%. How much discount are you getting for the “under the counter transaction”?

So when it all goes wrong – was it worth the possible 10% saving that you would have received?


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