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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Interest/Dividends/Other Types of Income - Tips


Rev. date: 1/2009

Of my allocated tips, I tip-out 15% to the busboy and 5% to the bar. Where do I deduct this on my tax return?


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Miscellaneous Deductions
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Tips on Tips - A Guide to Tip Income Reporting for Employees Who Receive Tip Income
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You cannot deduct tip-outs (the tips you split with other employees) on your tax return. Nor can you deduct them from your allocated tips:
Tipping-out, by itself, should not cause an allocated tip situation:
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