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coffeeeat in Morley, Michigan

19 months ago

Afton in Billings, Montana said: I am not required by my employer to report tips but I want to on my taxes so that I dont get in trouble. How do I do this on my tax form does anyone know?

www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f4070_accessible.pdf

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P. Mann in Woodhaven, New York

17 months ago

Nono in Newark, Delaware said: no they can't. but you should comfront them if you ever have any questions about your pay check and tip claims . there really needs to be an orgaization just for tipped/more specifically restaurant tipped employees for this kind of inquiry. Most people just aren't sure of what their legal rights are and the employers much too often take advantage, knowing this which in some cases reflect on those employees who are hired. If anyone knows of any such organization, please let us know. Thanks in advance!

You probably should speak to a lawyer before confronting your boss. At minimum, if you get fired for this, your concerns are already on record.

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irv in Elmhurst, New York

12 months ago

3.55 and hour and?....
you need to work your grammer sir

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irv in Elmhurst, New York

12 months ago

Wendy in Akron, Ohio said: I make $3.55 and hour and I make about $50-$100

work on your grammer
Its really bad

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Bri in Quincy, Illinois

12 months ago

terra in Mchenry, Illinois said: Hi where i live it is 4.50 an hour plus tips .. I generally make about 150.00 a shift .. My checks are about 140.00 +/- every 2 weeks ... We do not get taxed on our tips how can they tax our tips they don't know what we make LOL thats my bosses statement anyways

Because you have to report a certain amount of money at least depending on your sales. If you keep reporting to little they will audit you and you can get into trouble.

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Bri in Quincy, Illinois

12 months ago

LYNNEHUNT80@*****.*** in Farmville, North Carolina said: I KNOW A WAITRESS IN HILLSBOROUGH NC AND SHE TOLD ME HER BOSS TOLD HER SHE MADE TOO MUCH MONEY SO HE HAD TO ZERO OUT HER CHECK FOR THE 2 WEEK PERIOD.HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING...THIS HAS HAPPENED TO NOT ONLY HER BUY SOME OF HER CO-WORKERS AS WELL.I FEEL HES DOING THEM WRONG,CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I'M ASSUMING RIGHT BEFORE I TAKE IT ANY FURTHER!!!!!

Well they do have to pay tax on their tips. So yes if you make a lot of money your paychecks can sometimes be 0 since servers are not paid a high amount.

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Bri in Quincy, Illinois

12 months ago

crazy_one in San Antonio, Texas said: I'm sorry I can't help you but I too have a similar problem. I make $2.15/ hr . plus tips, which for 5 hours I'm lucky if I make $15.00, does the employer have to pay me what I would have received if I made min. wage? For example: $2.15 x 5 = $10.75, plus tips $15.00 = $25.75.
If I was receving just min. wage I would get $5.75 x 5 = $28.75. Since the Hourly wage is more would that mean they would pay me the salary that exceeds that amount? The rest. is fairly new and there is often times when the rest. closes I stay 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. cleaning ---is that time still waitress hourly pay?
Thanks so much!

To be completely honest , it sounds like you need a new job. I make $4.95 hour and work about 30 hours per week. My weekly paychecks are about $40-$60 and I average about $600-$800 per week.

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Bri in Quincy, Illinois

12 months ago

MJJ in Logan, West Virginia said: I have had the same question before at the place i work. I only make $2.14/hour and some days i might make $40 or $50 on a 11 or 12 hour shift if i'm lucky. I asked one of my manages that question several months back and she said the reason that we don't pay you what you don't make to equal min wage is because you make well over min wage on the weekends and it evens out. I thought that it was on a day to day basis and they had to pay you to put you up to min wage. And at the time when i asked her the question that really was the case. But now on the weekends is when i have been working double shifts (12hrs) and i'm only making between $40 and $80 on a WEEKEND!!!
Can anyone tell me if they can do that?
And as far as my taxes my managers automatically claim 8% of the total cost of food that i sale. For instance i may serve a table that orders $200 worth of food and if they they don't tip it doesn't matter that 8% of $200 is still considered what i made in tips and it is taxed!!!
Does anyone know if that's right?? Can they do that??

It sounds like you need to look for a new job! I make $4.95 an hour. My paychecks are usually $40-$60 a week , and I make anywhere from $600-$800 on average per week.

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ron in Austin, Colorado

12 months ago

Jorgab in Asheville, North Carolina said: The government requires every penny you make to be reported to them, and yes they will tax you on your tips. Avoiding paying taxes by not reporting your tips could lead to an audit by the IRS so I sure don't recommend that. What a lot of people don't realize is every employee as well as the employer would be audited if the amount of money made is not reported.
I have been in the business for a while now, and am currently the GM of a restaurant.
What people don't understand is it is not the business that is taxing you, the government taxes the business and its employees.

actually, it depends what state you are in. ---- for instance, in some states, you are taxed on 8% of the sale, regardless of the amount of the actual tip. --- and that amount will be included on your w-2 form for that year. ---- you need not report anything received beyond that 8%. ---- anyway, the important thing to remember is that is a state issue, not a federal issue, and so how you report tip income depends on your state laws. ------ fyi.... in my state, waitresses receive nearly $10 an hour, plus tips.

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Starr in Katy, Texas

10 months ago

terra in Mchenry, Illinois said: Hi where i live it is 4.50 an hour plus tips .. I generally make about 150.00 a shift .. My checks are about 140.00 +/- every 2 weeks ... We do not get taxed on our tips how can they tax our tips they don't know what we make LOL thats my bosses statement anyways

They tax credit card tips not cash

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Stuck single mom in Tampa, Florida

9 months ago

Mika in Vienna, Virginia said: Yes that's because we deal with greedy people running the country

I thought there wasn't tips I heard in Europe there's none just base pay or tip already Included for tipped employee s.

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robertchilelli in Cold spring, Kentucky

8 months ago

When I was a server at Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant, every time someone left the credit tip they (frischs) are credit tips are taxed and put on our next paycheck for example, out of $288 which is $2.13 an hour hourly pay + 32 hours at week and then the rest and up to make 288 after $47 a week and child support and just regular State and County taxes a $288 I only got to see anywhere from 40 to $50 each check each week and that goes to say that if I work the whole entire shift and everyone pay with credit cards at shift I didn't get to come home with any cash is that legal? Also if if so you can please email me at Robert.chilelli.rc@gmail.com so I can turn this into the Better Business Bureau or I can't call corporate because first is sold out and they're all individually owned yet I remember working a whole shift I brought home $11 cash I had $80 on credit and that credit builds up each day and at the end of the week paid. They would take your hourly pay $2.13 an hour plus your credit tips as well as a tips that you claim added all together and then they would tax it all.

To me I believe this is illegal as I do study criminal justice in college I just want to get a professional answer or someone else's opinion if it's legal or not because that is the reason I quit Frisch's is because if I did make cash tips then there was no point in working, I would always tell my guess not to leave a credit tip even though our bosses would get mad if they were to find out but I didn't care because they Tax store credit tips! Someone please explain to me I don't get on this site so if you can contact me via email and explain to me exactly what to do because this I know this has to be illegal? There's no doubt about it.

Contact me via email if this is someone that knows anything that or something that I can do about this because I worked a full year and with a credit tips each week I'd only get anywhere from 20 to $70 out of $350 to $400 a week
Robert.chilelli.rc@gmail.com

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robertchilelli in Cold spring, Kentucky

8 months ago

Also my year paid vacation is getting put in this week from Frisch's I just stayed there until I found a better job and I use it as a backup job! With us servers how do we get paid with our vacation pay is it $2.13 an hour because I got 28 hours vacation pay or do they take our $2.13 plus whatever tips we made all year round and calculate it somehow and / something and a company supposed to match it as what I was told but as I was messaging my boss he told me that I'd only get the $2.13 an hour for my here week paid vacation, so I did not understand what's the point of the vacation pay if we're only going to get paid the $2.13 an hour could anybody answer this for me of how do servers get are yearly week paid vacation how do we get paid, I mean how much do would we get paid?

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Savannahwatson11

7 months ago

Hi, I work in South Carolina as a server at a sushi bar. We are required to turn all our tips in as we make them. Cash included. They hold our tips for a week and we receive a "tip check" from the restaurants private bank account every Tuesday. They don't take taxes out of this check only 15% tip out of each days tip total. Is it legal for them to hold our tips for a week? We didn't sign any paperwork or contract explaing this at employment.

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AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

7 months ago

Savannahwatson11 said: They don't take taxes out of this check only 15% tip out of each days tip total.

Huh?????

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Ryan in Wilmington, Delaware

4 months ago

Waitressing Newbie in Bluffton, South Carolina said: Hi there.

I'm new to waitressing ... I've only been at it for about a month so far.

Here's my question: I get paid $2.19 hourly, plus tips, which are usually between $50 and $100 per shift. My last paycheck was for only $23 for two weeks worth of base salary work (74 hours). $139 was taken out in taxes.

Does this sound normal? I guess I'm being taxed on both my tips and hourly pay ... it just seems like such a small amount a lot of work.

Thanks so much for your help!

I'm not sure exactly what the taxes are in South Carolina, but the concept is still the same anywhere. I am a bartender in Delaware and make $2.23 per hour plus tips ($2.23 is the Delaware state minimum hourly wage for servers). By law, anyone working as a server/bartender has to make at least the state minimum wage (ours being $7.75 per hour). Legally as a server, you have to clam 100% of your tips, credit card and cash. That being said, if your clamed tips don't exceed what you would normally make with minimum wage, then the restaurant has to compensate you with the difference. Now if your tips surpass what you would normally make if you were getting paid as minimum wage, then you will receive a voided check. I don't suggest doing this because its technically considered a form of fraud, but I know a ton of servers that only clam their credit card tips because cash tips are harder to prove. Doing this gives them better odds of having a bigger paper check at the end of the pay period because their cash tips were not factored in also giving them a better chance of getting more money back at the end of the year in taxes. Again, I don't suggest doing that because it could really come back to bite you in the rear end. I hope this helps answer your question.

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jakecoles in Russia

4 months ago

Hi there! Maybe I am not too competitive about your question about other countries, but I can give an example about the work of waiters in the Eastern Europe. So, there is a rule in the restaurants that the visitor should leave 10% from the bill to tips, but anyway it's up to the visitor. And sometimes the waiter can earn more money from the tips, than from the regular salary.

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Hot dogz in Keller, Texas

3 months ago

ron in Austin, Colorado said: actually, it depends what state you are in. ---- for instance, in some states, you are taxed on 8% of the sale, regardless of the amount of the actual tip. --- and that amount will be included on your w-2 form for that year. ---- you need not report anything received beyond that 8%. ---- anyway, the important thing to remember is that is a state issue, not a federal issue, and so how you report tip income depends on your state laws. ------ fyi.... in my state, waitresses receive nearly $10 an hour, plus tips.

Where do you come up with this $10 number? In Colorado for 2018 tipped employees receive $7.18/hr (and less in previous years). (denverlaborlaw.com/employment-lawyers/wage-and-hour-claims-with-colorado-department-of-labor-and-employment/colorado-minimum-wage/) While certainly closer to $10 than the $2.13 many tipped employees earn under federal law, $3 is a not insignificant difference.

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Rosi Beleva in North Bergen, New Jersey

2 months ago

I am assuming you work at Outback? No, it's not! Run away from that place!

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Alex santana in Topeka, Kansas

28 days ago

Cassie in Taylor, Michigan said: HELP!!!!! NEED ADVICE...
My employer is paying me $3.50 an hour, and claiming $4.00 and hour. I've worked at this place just over a month, and havent received a paycheck. On most nights I'm lucky to bring home $30. (something is better then nothing right now) in case's like this to where the employer is claiming more then I'm making "WHAT DO YOU DO?" I would like my paycheck. and I want her to stop claiming money I'm not making....
Has anyone had issues like this? WHAT DID YOU DO? The employer hasn't even had me fill out my paperwork for TAXES how can she do this?

I 've working at mexican restarant over 15 years and pay check is the 1.75 sometimes go 50 but not over im getting berry mad about this can i do something about it?

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