Asking for a friend
My buddy has a day job on the books but on the side he is a handyman/painter.
He made about 30k in income and wants to claim it in the "other income" on his 1040 form. However, he is concerned the IRS will ask questions, audit him, and demand records to prove where this income came from.
My view is that the IRS wont care and will be happy he is claiming the income.
What should he do?