Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2012-26 

June 25, 2012 

EMPLOYMENT TAX


Rev. Rul. 2012-18 Rev. Rul. 2012-18

Tips included for both employee and employer taxes. This ruling provides guidance for employers and employees in a question and answer format regarding taxes imposed on tips under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), including information on the difference between tips and service charges, the reporting of the employer share of FICA under section 3121(q) of the Code, and the section 45B credit. See related Announcement 2012-25, published elsewhere in this Bulletin. Rev. Rul. 95-7 modified and superseded.

Announcement 2012-25 Announcement 2012-25

This announcement is seeking comments from the public regarding an interim guidance memo (IGM) issued to its examiners relating to Rev. Rul. 2012-18, published elsewhere in this Bulletin. The IGM provides audit issue direction to examiners in dealing with issues concerning the proper treatment of tips and service charges. This announcement also announces plans to solicit comments in the future regarding possible changes to voluntary tip compliance agreements.


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