Waitress tax question
May 14, 2009 7:51 PM Subscribe
If you are a waitress, can you deduct from your taxes the amount that your restaurant requires you to tip-out to your bussers? (In my case, this generally amounts to $8-$15 for every shift I work.)
posted by melangell to Work & Money (9 answers total)
Also, the restaurant that I work for requires me to claim my tips at the end of every shift. Since most of my tips are from credit card transactions, the computer tells me that amount each evening and I claim a couple dollars over that.
I know a lot of my co-workers claim way less than what they make, but is that safe to do if the restaurant has a way of tracking the vast majority of what you made?
Also, if the answer to my first question is that I cannot deduct tip-outs from my taxes, would it be OK to just subtract that amount from my credit card transaction tips at the end of each shift?
Thank you for your help.