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I am on disability and would like to try to start a business can I get a tax no so if it does not work it wont count against me

Freeport, IL |

I would like to try and see if I can work but I have a bad neck and am not sure I can work for any length of time.Is there a way to work and not have to tell disability I am working until I know if I can make a living and can do it?Can I get a tax number so all money is paid to it?

I am not looking to not pay taxes I just want to do it under a business name and not my own.

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No. Not reporting income is tax fraud and a crime.


If you are on Social Security disability, the Social Security Administration does allow you to earn some money or try to be self-employed without stopping your benefits. Take a look at the Social Security Redbook at

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