citizen

United States

#21 Jan 1, 2013
SlidersAlterEgo wrote:
No,it isnt difficult at all. I can do the math. Hell, I have tip calculator on my phone at 15%. What a body needs to understand is tax codes. That's why I prefer to hand my 15% directly to the server.Happy 2013
That is what we do also, hope others do the same! Happy New Year too.
Tip

United States

#22 Jan 3, 2013
Tips are not taxable sales, nor are they mandatory in the state of Tennessee. Also, it's illegal for employers to combine tips and divide with employees. The individual employee earned the tip for service they provided. Some businesses are permitted to pay less than minimum wage provided employees earn minimum wage with tips. It's illegal for employers to deduct from wages for customers who walk out without paying.
The new years taxes

United States

#23 Jan 3, 2013
With the new owebama taxes most of you will not be eating out anymore much less having enough money to tip. When all these businesses go under, Build a green house, plant a bigger garden and grow and sell your own. Catch your own fish and other wildlife for meats. This is the new America dream we did not dream about but it is handed to us so do the best you can with what little you have.
citizen

Brevard, NC

#24 Jan 3, 2013
Tip wrote:
Tips are not taxable sales, nor are they mandatory in the state of Tennessee. Also, it's illegal for employers to combine tips and divide with employees. The individual employee earned the tip for service they provided. Some businesses are permitted to pay less than minimum wage provided employees earn minimum wage with tips. It's illegal for employers to deduct from wages for customers who walk out without paying.
I did not say that the customer walked out without paying. I said that income taxes are with held from your pay as a waitress based upon tips and salary paid by the employer. Federal taxes were withheld from my sons pay based upon the sales from the tables he waited at 12.5% tips (IRS assumes that not everyone tips the standard 15%) and the hourly wages. And yes you are right, these same calculations are used to determine if you made minimum wage (hourly wages plus assumed tips of 12.5% of tabs of tables served). So what I said was "when someone leaves without tipping and the waitress still has to pay taxes on a tip he did not receive, he has to pay the tax out of his pocket!!!!!
citizen

Brevard, NC

#25 Jan 3, 2013
The new years taxes wrote:
With the new owebama taxes most of you will not be eating out anymore much less having enough money to tip. When all these businesses go under, Build a green house, plant a bigger garden and grow and sell your own. Catch your own fish and other wildlife for meats. This is the new America dream we did not dream about but it is handed to us so do the best you can with what little you have.
You must be one of the folks making more than 450 grand a yr. if the rep. had their way, you would be paying more than the increase in social security taxes, by the way that rate was in place when Obama took office. And by the way, the two yr. tax break you have enjoyed on social security deductions for the past two yrs was courtesy of Obama 's stimulus bill. So get your facts straight!
Well Said

Dandridge, TN

#26 Jan 3, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be one of the folks making more than 450 grand a yr. if the rep. had their way, you would be paying more than the increase in social security taxes, by the way that rate was in place when Obama took office. And by the way, the two yr. tax break you have enjoyed on social security deductions for the past two yrs was courtesy of Obama 's stimulus bill. So get your facts straight!
Don't you just love it when the ones who obviously have no idea what they are talking about start spouting off? While there is plenty of blame to go around in both parties, I'll bet it was a lot easier for the pubs to raise the SS rate back up to pre 2011 rates on incomes up to 110K than it was for them to raise the rates on their buds and benefactors making 400K to 450K.
Well Said

Dandridge, TN

#27 Jan 3, 2013
Correction: That should be "making OVER 400K to 450K".
Tip

Oak Ridge, TN

#28 Jan 5, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not say that the customer walked out without paying. I said that income taxes are with held from your pay as a waitress based upon tips and salary paid by the employer. Federal taxes were withheld from my sons pay based upon the sales from the tables he waited at 12.5% tips (IRS assumes that not everyone tips the standard 15%) and the hourly wages. And yes you are right, these same calculations are used to determine if you made minimum wage (hourly wages plus assumed tips of 12.5% of tabs of tables served). So what I said was "when someone leaves without tipping and the waitress still has to pay taxes on a tip he did not receive, he has to pay the tax out of his pocket!!!!!
The IRS does not assume servers average 12.5% in tips. Employers are required to account for all tip to the penny! If a server's wages plus tips does not average minimum wage, employer is required to pay the difference. It sounds like your son's employer is assuming tips are 12.5% or greater to avoid paying the difference. Some restaurants (Kryspy Cream is one) pay minimum wage or better to avoid tracking tips. They have a sign stating "No Tipping." If anyone works in a restaurant and does not make minimum wage with tips, please call the Department of Labor. Honest businesses must compete with criminals cheating their employees.
Cost of living going up

United States

#29 Jan 6, 2013
Do as many people eat out today with the cost of everything keeps going up? We found out 3 years ago it is cheaper and healthier to eat at home. Save on food,gas, wear and tear on vehicle,tips, time saved by staying home and enjoying life and family is so much more rewarding now.
I Win

New Market, TN

#30 Jan 8, 2013
Cost of living going up wrote:
Do as many people eat out today with the cost of everything keeps going up? We found out 3 years ago it is cheaper and healthier to eat at home. Save on food,gas, wear and tear on vehicle,tips, time saved by staying home and enjoying life and family is so much more rewarding now.
not true.. not cheaper.
King Fisherman

United States

#31 Jan 8, 2013
I Win wrote:
<quoted text>not true.. not cheaper.
I eat all my fresh fish at home. Goooood tooooo.
i win

New Market, TN

#32 Jan 8, 2013
King Fisherman wrote:
<quoted text>
I eat all my fresh fish at home. Goooood tooooo.
Really???
Just Saying

Boiling Springs, SC

#33 Jan 8, 2013
I just can't seem to make those dang good hushpuppies like they do. I'm spending way too much money trying. So i'll keep eating out and eating there.
citizen

Nebo, NC

#34 Jan 12, 2013
Tip wrote:
<quoted text>The IRS does not assume servers average 12.5% in tips. Employers are required to account for all tip to the penny! If a server's wages plus tips does not average minimum wage, employer is required to pay the difference. It sounds like your son's employer is assuming tips are 12.5% or greater to avoid paying the difference. Some restaurants (Kryspy Cream is one) pay minimum wage or better to avoid tracking tips. They have a sign stating "No Tipping." If anyone works in a restaurant and does not make minimum wage with tips, please call the Department of Labor. Honest businesses must compete with criminals cheating their employees.
You don't understand what I said. The tips were not part of his hourly wages. But just like your employer withholds taxes each week from your paycheck, restaurants are required to withhold taxes and send to IRS. They withhold taxes from wages AND tips they ASSUME tips to be a average of 12.5%. So what I said was when you go in a restaurant and leave less than 12.5% you are making the waiter pay taxes on tips he never got!!!!!!!
i win

New Market, TN

#35 Jan 12, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't understand what I said. The tips were not part of his hourly wages. But just like your employer withholds taxes each week from your paycheck, restaurants are required to withhold taxes and send to IRS. They withhold taxes from wages AND tips they ASSUME tips to be a average of 12.5%. So what I said was when you go in a restaurant and leave less than 12.5% you are making the waiter pay taxes on tips he never got!!!!!!!
Bull
citizen

Atlanta, GA

#36 Jan 13, 2013
i win wrote:
<quoted text>Bull
You must be a non tipper!!!!!!!!
dat1chic

United States

#37 Jan 13, 2013
So.what about all the tips they don't report? Waitresses/waitors only report the.minimum, so if u get 100 dollars that day you only.report 25 the most, who's really ripping who a new one, and buy the way cap gals food is ridiculously greasy, the waitresses.carry fake.smiles and only pay.attention.to you if they think you will leave a.good.tip, other than that they have crappy.service. why leave a tip in a place that automatically adds the tip fee to your tab?
Im with stupid

United States

#38 Jan 13, 2013
I'm with I win...
Tip

United States

#39 Jan 13, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't understand what I said. The tips were not part of his hourly wages. But just like your employer withholds taxes each week from your paycheck, restaurants are required to withhold taxes and send to IRS. They withhold taxes from wages AND tips they ASSUME tips to be a average of 12.5%. So what I said was when you go in a restaurant and leave less than 12.5% you are making the waiter pay taxes on tips he never got!!!!!!!
I believe you're just too stupid to understand what the law is on reporting tips. The IRS DOES NOT ASSUME waiters/waitresses average 12.5% tips. At the end of each month waiters/waitresses are required to report their total monthly tips to their employer on an IRS form. The employer is required to withhold taxes based on the amount of tips reported by the employee. If the employee signs the IRS form reporting no tips for the month, the employer does not withhold any taxes for tips. If the employer is paying less than minimum wage. The employer must pay minimum wage for all hours worked for the month the employee reported no tips. Some businesses are exempt from paying minimum wage, provided the employee's wages plus tips, averages minimum wage for all hours worked in the reported month.
Katie

Morristown, TN

#40 Jan 15, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a mandatory gratuity. I am just telling folks how captains gallery totals the bill. If you Sk them to add tax to bill rather than leave on table, they add it to the bill and them calculate the tax on the total!!!!!!
Just letting you know I'm a hostess at captains GALLEY not gallery and we ring up the tickets, and tell you your total with tax if you say add the tip in we pick up the fcking calculator and type in your total and times it by whatever % you want to leave and write it down. So pay attention next time (:

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