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    to pay tax for

    1) I don't earn any money to pay tax for.
    2) I don't earn any money to pay tax.
    3) I don't earn any money so that I should pay tax.
    4) I don't earn any money for you to tax me.
    5) I don't earn any money so that you can tax me.

    Are any of these sentences grammatically correct?

    Which of the above sentences could be used if the intended meaning is:

    A) I don't pay any money and therefore I shouldn't pay tax.

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    Re: to pay tax for

    None of 1 to 5 are correct. We pay tax on our income.

    I don't earn any money I have to pay tax on.
    I don't earn/have/get any taxable income.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to pay tax for

    You'll also hear "I don't earn enough to owe (any) taxes."

    Also - "My income is below the filing limit/threshold."
    Last edited by Skrej; 12-Dec-2016 at 22:15. Reason: added another example
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    Re: to pay tax for

    Skrej's second sentence, in BrE, would be "My income is below the tax threshold". We don't use "file a tax return" in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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