Tips For Reporting Tip Income
If you are the business owner, you might include tips as a special category in your bookkeeping software program. If you are an employee, you may have other record keeping and reporting requirements. The IRS offers help in their booklet, "Tips on Tips." Be sure to check the information on page 4 detailing the ways in which reporting your tips (which increases your income) may benefit you. If you are in an industry where tips are regularly received and you do not report them on your tax return, don't be surprised when you receive a tax audit notice.