Wimbledon 2017: Locals warned over Andy little earner

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Residents in SW19 have been warned the taxman won’t be afraid to call “fault” on money made from renting out their driveways.

Wimbledon welcomes half a million visitors through its gates each year, with many driving to south-west London to catch a glimpse of the likes of Murray, Williams or Federer.

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With parking spaces at a premium, local residents can net between £20 to £30 per car each day by hiring out spots on their property.

BDO tax partner Richard Morley said:

Your championship winnings may seem nothing more than a nice little back-hander but as we move into the digital shared economy, the internet is awash with websites offering parking spaces.

You should not end up in court if you fail to declare your extra cash but online audit and payment trails mean HM Revenue & Customs inspectors can easily serve you with an additional penalty.

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