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Unformatted text preview: let the carpenter make his own choice. If the carpenter offers to work at a cheaper price for the same work, I would pay the cheaper price, because to me that is only common sense. However, it is very unethical for the carpenter to offer cheaper labor in exchange for a less traceable payment method. In this situation, the buyer and seller are the stakeholders it would benefit to pay with cash. Although, you may experience a moral burden later the immediate result is beneficial. The harm would be minimal directly to the country because it would cause the carpenter to pay less in taxes. Right now this is a small gain or loss but over time this could become very large if he chooses to repeat this unethical behavior. The most ethical decision in this situation would be to just report the work you perform and perform the work you report. Plain and simple, the price you choose does not matter when you document your transactions and pay the proper tax on it....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course ACCT ACCT210 taught by Professor Challanworthington during the Spring '10 term at S. Alberta Tech.
- Spring '10