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File state income tax free Publication 531 - Main Content Table of Contents Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. File state income tax free Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. File state income tax free Final report. File state income tax free Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips How To Get Tax Help Keeping a Daily Tip Record Why keep a daily tip record. File state income tax free   You must keep a daily tip record so you can: Report your tips accurately to your employer, Report your tips accurately on your tax return, and Prove your tip income if your return is ever questioned. File state income tax free How to keep a daily tip record. File state income tax free   There are two ways to keep a daily tip record. File state income tax free You can either: Write information about your tips in a tip diary, or Keep copies of documents that show your tips, such as restaurant bills and credit or debit card charge slips. File state income tax free You should keep your daily tip record with your tax or other personal records. File state income tax free You must keep your records for as long as they are important for administration of the federal tax law. File state income tax free For information on how long to keep records, see How Long to Keep Records in chapter 1 of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. File state income tax free    If you keep a tip diary, you can use Form 4070A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips. File state income tax free To get Form 4070A, ask the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or your employer for Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer. File state income tax free Publication 1244 is also available at www. File state income tax free irs. File state income tax free gov/pub1244. File state income tax free Publication 1244 includes a 1-year supply of Form 4070A. File state income tax free Each day, write in the information asked for on the form. File state income tax free A filled-in Form 4070A is shown on the following page. File state income tax free   In addition to the information asked for on Form 4070A, you also need to keep a record of the date and value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. File state income tax free Although you do not report these tips to your employer, you must report them on your tax return. File state income tax free   If you do not use Form 4070A, start your records by writing your name, your employer's name, and the name of the business (if it is different from your employer's name). File state income tax free Then, each workday, write the date and the following information. File state income tax free Cash tips you get directly from customers or from other employees. File state income tax free Tips from credit and debit card charge customers that your employer pays you. File state income tax free The value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. File state income tax free The amount of tips you paid out to other employees through tip pools or tip splitting, or other arrangements, and the names of the employees to whom you paid the tips. File state income tax free Please click here for the text description of the image. File state income tax free Sample Filled-in Form 4070A from Publication 1244 Electronic tip record. File state income tax free   You can use an electronic system provided by your employer to record your daily tips. File state income tax free If you do, you must receive and keep a paper copy of this record. File state income tax free Service charges. File state income tax free    Do not write in your tip diary the amount of any service charge that your employer adds to a customer's bill and then pays to you and treats as wages. File state income tax free This is part of your wages, not a tip. File state income tax free The following factors determine if you have a tip or service charge: The payment is made free from compulsion; The customer has the right to determine the amount of payment; The payment is not subject to negotiation or dictated by employer policy; and The customer generally has the right to determine who receives the payment. File state income tax free See examples below. File state income tax free Example 1. File state income tax free Good Food Restaurant adds an 18% charge to the bill for parties of 6 or more customers. File state income tax free Jane's bill for food and beverages for her party of 8 includes an amount on the tip line equal to 18% of the charges for food and beverages, and the total includes this amount. File state income tax free Because Jane did not have an unrestricted right to determine the amount on the “tip line,” the 18% charge is considered a service charge. File state income tax free Do not include the 18% charge in your tip diary. File state income tax free Service charges that are paid to you are considered wages, not tips. File state income tax free Example 2. File state income tax free Good Food Restaurant includes sample calculations of tip amounts at the bottom of its bills for food and beverages provided to customers. File state income tax free David's bill includes a blank “tip line,” with sample tip calculations of 15%, 18%, and 20% of the charges for food and beverages at the bottom of the bill beneath the signature line. File state income tax free Because David is free to enter any amount on the “tip line” or leave it blank, any amount he includes is considered a tip. File state income tax free Be sure to include this amount in your tip diary. File state income tax free Sample Filled-in Form 4070 from Publication 1244 Please click here for the text description of the image. File state income tax free Filled-in Form 4070 Reporting Tips to Your Employer Why report tips to your employer. File state income tax free   You must report tips to your employer so that: Your employer can withhold federal income tax and social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes, Your employer can report the correct amount of your earnings to the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board (which affects your benefits when you retire or if you become disabled, or your family's benefits if you die), and You can avoid the penalty for not reporting tips to your employer (explained later). File state income tax free What tips to report. File state income tax free   Report to your employer only cash, check, and debit and credit card tips you receive. File state income tax free   If your total tips for any 1 month from any one job are less than $20, do not report the tips for that month to that employer. File state income tax free   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. File state income tax free Do not report to your employer any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. File state income tax free However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. File state income tax free   Do not report the value of any noncash tips, such as tickets or passes, to your employer. File state income tax free You do not pay social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on these tips. File state income tax free How to report. File state income tax free   If your employer does not give you any other way to report your tips, you can use Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer. File state income tax free Fill in the information asked for on the form, sign and date the form, and give it to your employer. File state income tax free A sample filled-in Form 4070 is shown above. File state income tax free To get a 1-year supply of the form, ask the IRS or your employer for Publication 1244. File state income tax free   If you do not use Form 4070, give your employer a statement with the following information. File state income tax free Your name, address, and social security number. File state income tax free Your employer's name, address, and business name (if it is different from your employer's name). File state income tax free The month (or the dates of any shorter period) in which you received tips. File state income tax free The total tips required to be reported for that period. File state income tax free You must sign and date the statement. File state income tax free Be sure to keep a copy with your tax or other personal records. File state income tax free   Your employer may require you to report your tips more than once a month. File state income tax free However, the statement cannot cover a period of more than 1 calendar month. File state income tax free Electronic tip statement. File state income tax free   Your employer can have you furnish your tip statements electronically. File state income tax free When to report. File state income tax free   Give your report for each month to your employer by the 10th of the next month. File state income tax free If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, give your employer the report by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. File state income tax free Example. File state income tax free You must report your tips received in September 2014 by October 10, 2014. File state income tax free Final report. File state income tax free   If your employment ends during the month, you can report your tips when your employment ends. File state income tax free Penalty for not reporting tips. File state income tax free   If you do not report tips to your employer as required, you may be subject to a penalty equal to 50% of the social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes you owe on the unreported tips. File state income tax free (For information about these taxes, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. File state income tax free ) The penalty amount is in addition to the taxes you owe. File state income tax free   You can avoid this penalty if you can show reasonable cause for not reporting the tips to your employer. File state income tax free To do so, attach a statement to your return explaining why you did not report them. File state income tax free Giving your employer money for taxes. File state income tax free   Your regular pay may not be enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe on your regular pay plus your reported tips. File state income tax free If this happens, you can give your employer money until the close of the calendar year to pay the rest of the taxes. File state income tax free   If you do not give your employer enough money, your employer will apply your regular pay and any money you give to the taxes, in the following order. File state income tax free All taxes on your regular pay. File state income tax free Social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on your reported tips. File state income tax free Federal, state, and local income taxes on your reported tips. File state income tax free    Any taxes that remain unpaid can be collected by your employer from your next paycheck. File state income tax free If withholding taxes remain uncollected at the end of the year, you may be subject to a penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes. File state income tax free See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information. File state income tax free    Uncollected taxes. File state income tax free You must report on your tax return any social security and Medicare taxes, or railroad retirement taxes that remained uncollected at the end of 2013. File state income tax free These uncollected taxes will be shown on your 2013 Form W-2. File state income tax free See Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. File state income tax free Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Your employer may participate in the Tip Rate Determination and Education Program. 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File state income tax free See Revenue Procedure 2007-32, 2007-22 I. File state income tax free R. File state income tax free B. File state income tax free 1322, available at www. File state income tax free irs. File state income tax free gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb07_22. File state income tax free pdf. File state income tax free Your employer can provide you with a copy of any applicable agreement. File state income tax free To find out more about these agreements, visit IRS. File state income tax free gov and enter “restaurant tip reporting” in the search box. File state income tax free You may also call 1-800-829-4933, visit www. File state income tax free irs. File state income tax free gov/localcontacts for the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in your area, or send an email to Tip. File state income tax free Program@irs. File state income tax free gov and request information on this program. File state income tax free Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return How to report tips. File state income tax free   Report your tips with your wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040A, line 7; Form 1040EZ, line 1; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. File state income tax free What tips to report. File state income tax free   Generally, you must report all tips you received in 2013 on your tax return, including both cash tips and noncash tips. File state income tax free Any tips you reported to your employer as required in 2013 are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. File state income tax free Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer. File state income tax free   However, any tips you received in 2013 that you reported to your employer as required after 2013 but before January 11, 2014, are not included in the wages shown in box 1 of your 2013 Form W-2. File state income tax free Do not include the amount of these tips on your 2013 tax return. File state income tax free Instead, include them on your 2014 tax return. File state income tax free Tips you received in 2012 that you reported to your employer as required after 2012 but before January 11, 2013, are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your 2013 Form W-2. File state income tax free Although these tips were received in 2012, you must report them on your 2013 tax return. File state income tax free   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. File state income tax free Do not report on your income tax return any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. File state income tax free However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. File state income tax free    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month and did not report all of those tips to your employer, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer, later. File state income tax free    If you did not keep a daily tip record as required and an amount is shown in box 8 of your Form W-2, see Allocated Tips, later. File state income tax free   If you kept a daily tip record and reported tips to your employer as required under the rules explained earlier, add the following tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form W-2. File state income tax free Cash and charge tips you received that totaled less than $20 for any month. File state income tax free The value of noncash tips, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. File state income tax free Example. File state income tax free Ben Smith began working at the Blue Ocean Restaurant (his only employer in 2013) on June 30 and received $10,000 in wages during the year. File state income tax free Ben kept a daily tip record showing that his tips for June were $18 and his tips for the rest of the year totaled $7,000. File state income tax free He was not required to report his June tips to his employer, but he reported all of the rest of his tips to his employer as required. File state income tax free Ben's Form W-2 from Blue Ocean Restaurant shows $17,000 ($10,000 wages + $7,000 reported tips) in box 1. File state income tax free He adds the $18 unreported tips to that amount and reports $17,018 as wages on his tax return. File state income tax free Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer. 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File state income tax free If you are subject to the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, you cannot use Form 4137 to pay railroad retirement tax on unreported tips. File state income tax free To get railroad retirement credit, you must report tips to your employer. File state income tax free Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer. File state income tax free    You may have uncollected taxes if your regular pay was not enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe and you did not give your employer enough money to pay the rest of the taxes. File state income tax free For more information, see Giving your employer money for taxes , under Reporting Tips to Your Employer, earlier. File state income tax free   If your employer could not collect all the social security and Medicare taxes, or railroad retirement taxes you owe on tips reported for 2013, the uncollected taxes will be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 (codes A and B). File state income tax free You must report these amounts as additional tax on your return. File state income tax free   If you worked in the U. File state income tax free S. File state income tax free possessions and received Form W-2AS, Form W-2CM, Form W-2GU, or Form W-2VI, any uncollected taxes on tips will be shown in box 12 with codes A and B. File state income tax free If you received Form 499R-2/W-2PR, any uncollected taxes will be shown in boxes 22 and 23. File state income tax free Unlike the uncollected portion of the regular (1. File state income tax free 45%) Medicare tax, the uncollected Additional Medicare Tax is not reported on Form W-2. File state income tax free   To report these uncollected taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. File state income tax free You can report these taxes on Form 1040, in the space next to line 60; Form 1040NR, line 59; Form 1040-SS, Part I, line 6; or Form 1040-PR, Part I, line 6. File state income tax free See the instructions for the appropriate form and line number indicated, and Form 8959. File state income tax free (You cannot file Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, or Form 1040NR-EZ. File state income tax free ) Self-employed persons. File state income tax free    If you receive tips as a self-employed person, you should report these tips as income on Schedule C or C-EZ. File state income tax free See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information on reporting business income. File state income tax free Allocated Tips If your employer allocated tips to you, they are shown separately in box 8 of your Form W-2. File state income tax free They are not included in box 1 with your wages and reported tips. File state income tax free If box 8 is blank, this discussion does not apply to you. File state income tax free What are allocated tips. File state income tax free   These are tips that your employer assigned to you in addition to the tips you reported to your employer for the year. File state income tax free Your employer will have done this only if: You worked in an establishment (restaurant, cocktail lounge, or similar business) that must allocate tips to employees, and The tips you reported to your employer were less than your share of 8% of food and drink sales. File state income tax free No income, social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes are withheld on allocated tips. File state income tax free How were your allocated tips figured. File state income tax free   The tips allocated to you are your share of an amount figured by subtracting the reported tips of all employees from 8% (or an approved lower rate) of food and drink sales (other than carryout sales and sales with a service charge of 10% or more). File state income tax free Your share of that amount was figured using either a method provided by an employer-employee agreement or a method provided by IRS regulations based on employees' sales or hours worked. File state income tax free For information about the exact allocation method used, ask your employer. File state income tax free Must you report your allocated tips on your tax return. File state income tax free   You must report tips you received in 2013 (including both cash and noncash tips) on your tax return as explained in What tips to report , earlier. File state income tax free Any tips you reported to your employer in 2013 as required (explained under Reporting Tips to Your Employer , earlier) are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. File state income tax free Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer as required. File state income tax free This should include any allocated tips shown in box 8 on your Form(s) W-2, unless you have adequate records to show that you received less tips in the year than the allocated amount. File state income tax free   See What tips to report under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, and Keeping a Daily Tip Record , earlier. File state income tax free How to report allocated tips. File state income tax free   If you received any tips in 2013 that you did not report to your employer as required (including allocated tips that you are required to report on your tax return), add these tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form(s) W-2 and report this amount as wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. File state income tax free (You cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ). File state income tax free    Because social security, Medicare, or Additional Medicare taxes were not withheld from the allocated tips, you must report those taxes as additional tax on your return. File state income tax free Complete Form 4137 and include the allocated tips on line 1 of the form as provided in its instructions. File state income tax free See Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, earlier. File state income tax free How to request an approved lower rate. File state income tax free   Your employer can use a tip rate lower than 8% (but not lower than 2%) to figure allocated tips only if the IRS approves the lower rate. File state income tax free Either the employer or the employees can request approval of a lower rate by filing a petition with the IRS. File state income tax free The petition must include specific information about the establishment that will justify the lower rate. File state income tax free A user fee must be paid with the petition. File state income tax free    An employee petition can be filed only with the consent of a majority of the directly tipped employees (waiters, bartenders, and others who receive tips directly from customers). File state income tax free The petition must state the total number of directly tipped employees and the number of employees consenting to the petition. 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