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Publication 80
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5. Tips(p7)

rule
Tips that your employee receives from customers are generally subject to social security and Medicare withholding. Your employee must report cash tips to you by the 10th of the month after the month that the tips are received. The report should include tips you paid over to the employee for charge customers, tips the employee received directly from customers, and tips received from other employees under any tip-sharing arrangement. Both directly and indirectly tipped employees must report tips to you. The report should not include tips that the employee paid out to other employees. No report is required for months when tips are less than $20. Your employees report tips on Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer, or on a similar statement. They may also use Form 4070A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips, to keep a record of their tips. Both forms are printed in Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report of Tips to Employer, available from the IRS.
The statement must be signed by the employee and must include:
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Collecting taxes on tips.(p8)

rule
You must collect the employee social security and Medicare taxes on the employee's tips. You can also collect these taxes from the employee's wages or from other funds that he or she makes available. Stop collecting the employee social security tax when his or her total wages and tips for 2011 reach $106,800. Collect the employee Medicare tax for the whole year on all wages and tips.
You are responsible for the employer social security tax on wages and tips until the wages (including tips) reach the wage base limit. You are responsible for the employer Medicare tax for the whole year on all wages and tips. File Form 941-SS (or Form 944-SS) to report withholding and employer taxes on tips.
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Ordering rule.(p8)
If, by the 10th of the month after the month you received an employee's report on tips, you do not have enough employee funds available to deduct the employee social security and Medicare tax on tips, you no longer have to collect it and are not liable for it.
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Reporting tips.(p8)

rule
Report tips and any collected and uncollected social security and Medicare taxes in boxes 1, 5, 7, and 12 on Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or Form W-2VI and on lines 5b and 5c, of Form 941-SS (lines 4b and 4c of Form 944-SS). Report an adjustment on line 7c of Form 941-SS (line 9 on the 2011 Form 941-SS) or line 6 of the 2010 Form 944-SS) for the uncollected social security and Medicare taxes. The table in section 12 shows how tips are treated for FUTA tax purposes.
Deposit
You are permitted to establish a system for electronic tip reporting by employees. See Regulations section 31.6053-1(d).