Working on Upwork while having a government job
Currently, I receive a salary from the government and also have part-time employment on Upwork, from which TDS is deducted, and I have a Form 16 for it. Could you please advise on the likelihood of the central government discovering my work on Upwork if I do not voluntarily disclose it?
An alternative could be using another person's Upwork profile. However, I prefer maintaining my personal profile for authenticity and client trust. I intend to leave my government job in the next 5-6 months. Last year, I declared and paid taxes on my Upwork income. I'm uncertain about continuing this arrangement for a few more months. Should I proceed or refrain?
What are the chances that the employer will come to know that I am working on Upwork and earning from it if I do not disclose.
Asked 20 days ago in Income Tax