Reported Tips Definition

Employees working in service-based industries like food and beverage, where tips are customary, are required to report their tip income. These tips are known as reported tips.

Reported Tips Extended Definition
In service-based food and beverage establishments, tips are a major part of employee compensation. Tip income refers to earnings received in addition to hourly wages or salary. They may be offered in the form of checks, credit cards, or cash.

Tips are part of an employee’s overall income and need to be reported to the employer as well as the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | Apr 28, 2023

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