Trying to Comply with a Company’s Paperwork Rules to Sign Up for a Home Service

I work for cash on a daily basis. It is not a glamorous way to earn, but it is paying the bills. I do pay my own taxes. Every penny that is due, I pay. I have been late paying, but I pay. I declare every penny of income too. Working for cash, I do a Schedule C on my taxes. I needed to get signed up for a monthly service, and the company would only accept pay stubs as proof of employment. I had to find a pay stub maker online to make up weekly pay stubs for the last few weeks of my pay.

I keep track of how much I need to send in quarterly, so I used that to fill out the tax boxes. I also know my year-to-date income, so that was easy to fill out. Since I am technically in my own business working as a subcontractor for daily cash payments, I made a logo for my business. I named it with my own real name, so there was no need to get a license to operate under a different name. I did not want to have to jump through these hoops to get a service, but I needed it for our home. The company is the one who made me jump through the documentation hoops. I have never heard of a place not accepting a tax return with a Schedule C to prove income. That is ridiculous, but each company has its own rules.

I just found a way to comply with their demands using a pay stub maker I found online. I even told them that I made the pay stubs myself using the data from my Schedule C and tax return info I kept to file my taxes. The person taking the pay stubs said it was fine, they just needed them on file. I shook my head, but I was glad to be getting the service. At least it was reliable and made sense.