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Publication 531, Reporting Tip Income

Employees who receive tips use this publication to correctly report their tip income. This publication explains how to:

  • Keep a daily tip record.
  • Report tips to your employer.
  • Report all your tips on your income tax return.

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Other Items You May Find Useful:

All Revisions for Publication 531

Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income

Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax

Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 02-Sep-2014