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1040ez booklet online 14. 1040ez booklet online   Penalties and Interest Table of Contents Penalties and interest may result from any of the following acts. 1040ez booklet online Failing to collect and pay over tax as the collecting agent (see Trust fund recovery penalty, later). 1040ez booklet online Failing to keep adequate records. 1040ez booklet online Failing to file returns. 1040ez booklet online Failing to pay taxes. 1040ez booklet online Filing returns late. 1040ez booklet online Filing false or fraudulent returns. 1040ez booklet online Paying taxes late. 1040ez booklet online Failing to make deposits. 1040ez booklet online Depositing taxes late. 1040ez booklet online Making false statements relating to tax. 1040ez booklet online Failing to register. 1040ez booklet online Misrepresenting that tax is excluded from the price of an article. 1040ez booklet online Failure to register. 1040ez booklet online   The penalty for failure to register if you are required to register, unless due to reasonable cause, is $10,000 for the initial failure, and then $1,000 each day thereafter you fail to register. 1040ez booklet online Claims. 1040ez booklet online   There are criminal penalties for false or fraudulent claims. 1040ez booklet online In addition, any person who files a refund claim, discussed earlier, for an excessive amount (without reasonable cause) may have to pay a penalty. 1040ez booklet online An excessive amount is the amount claimed that is more than the allowable amount. 1040ez booklet online The penalty is the greater of two times the excessive amount or $10. 1040ez booklet online Trust fund recovery penalty. 1040ez booklet online   If you provide taxable communications, air transportation services, or indoor tanning services, you have to collect excise taxes (as discussed earlier) from those persons who pay you for those services. 1040ez booklet online You must pay over these taxes to the U. 1040ez booklet online S. 1040ez booklet online Government. 1040ez booklet online   If you willfully fail to collect or pay over these taxes, or if you evade or defeat them in any way, the trust fund recovery penalty may apply. 1040ez booklet online Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. 1040ez booklet online The trust fund recovery penalty equals 100% of the taxes not collected or not paid over to the U. 1040ez booklet online S. 1040ez booklet online Government. 1040ez booklet online   The trust fund recovery penalty may be imposed on any person responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over these taxes. 1040ez booklet online If this person knows that these required actions are not taking place for whatever reason, the person is acting willfully. 1040ez booklet online Paying other expenses of the business instead of paying the taxes is willful behavior. 1040ez booklet online   A responsible person can be an officer or employee of a corporation, a partner or employee of a partnership, or any other person who had responsibility for certain aspects of the business and financial affairs of the employer (or business). 1040ez booklet online This may include accountants, trustees in bankruptcy, members of a board, banks, insurance companies, or sureties. 1040ez booklet online The responsible person could even be another corporation—in other words, anyone who has the duty and the ability to direct, account for, or pay over the money. 1040ez booklet online Having signature power on the business checking account could be a significant factor in determining responsibility. 1040ez booklet online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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1040ez booklet online Publication 531 - Main Content Table of Contents Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. 1040ez booklet online Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. 1040ez booklet online Final report. 1040ez booklet online Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips How To Get Tax Help Keeping a Daily Tip Record Why keep a daily tip record. 1040ez booklet online   You must keep a daily tip record so you can: Report your tips accurately to your employer, Report your tips accurately on your tax return, and Prove your tip income if your return is ever questioned. 1040ez booklet online How to keep a daily tip record. 1040ez booklet online   There are two ways to keep a daily tip record. 1040ez booklet online You can either: Write information about your tips in a tip diary, or Keep copies of documents that show your tips, such as restaurant bills and credit or debit card charge slips. 1040ez booklet online You should keep your daily tip record with your tax or other personal records. 1040ez booklet online You must keep your records for as long as they are important for administration of the federal tax law. 1040ez booklet online For information on how long to keep records, see How Long to Keep Records in chapter 1 of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. 1040ez booklet online    If you keep a tip diary, you can use Form 4070A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips. 1040ez booklet online To get Form 4070A, ask the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or your employer for Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer. 1040ez booklet online Publication 1244 is also available at www. 1040ez booklet online irs. 1040ez booklet online gov/pub1244. 1040ez booklet online Publication 1244 includes a 1-year supply of Form 4070A. 1040ez booklet online Each day, write in the information asked for on the form. 1040ez booklet online A filled-in Form 4070A is shown on the following page. 1040ez booklet online   In addition to the information asked for on Form 4070A, you also need to keep a record of the date and value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 1040ez booklet online Although you do not report these tips to your employer, you must report them on your tax return. 1040ez booklet online   If you do not use Form 4070A, start your records by writing your name, your employer's name, and the name of the business (if it is different from your employer's name). 1040ez booklet online Then, each workday, write the date and the following information. 1040ez booklet online Cash tips you get directly from customers or from other employees. 1040ez booklet online Tips from credit and debit card charge customers that your employer pays you. 1040ez booklet online The value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 1040ez booklet online The amount of tips you paid out to other employees through tip pools or tip splitting, or other arrangements, and the names of the employees to whom you paid the tips. 1040ez booklet online Please click here for the text description of the image. 1040ez booklet online Sample Filled-in Form 4070A from Publication 1244 Electronic tip record. 1040ez booklet online   You can use an electronic system provided by your employer to record your daily tips. 1040ez booklet online If you do, you must receive and keep a paper copy of this record. 1040ez booklet online Service charges. 1040ez booklet online    Do not write in your tip diary the amount of any service charge that your employer adds to a customer's bill and then pays to you and treats as wages. 1040ez booklet online This is part of your wages, not a tip. 1040ez booklet online The following factors determine if you have a tip or service charge: The payment is made free from compulsion; The customer has the right to determine the amount of payment; The payment is not subject to negotiation or dictated by employer policy; and The customer generally has the right to determine who receives the payment. 1040ez booklet online See examples below. 1040ez booklet online Example 1. 1040ez booklet online Good Food Restaurant adds an 18% charge to the bill for parties of 6 or more customers. 1040ez booklet online Jane's bill for food and beverages for her party of 8 includes an amount on the tip line equal to 18% of the charges for food and beverages, and the total includes this amount. 1040ez booklet online Because Jane did not have an unrestricted right to determine the amount on the “tip line,” the 18% charge is considered a service charge. 1040ez booklet online Do not include the 18% charge in your tip diary. 1040ez booklet online Service charges that are paid to you are considered wages, not tips. 1040ez booklet online Example 2. 1040ez booklet online Good Food Restaurant includes sample calculations of tip amounts at the bottom of its bills for food and beverages provided to customers. 1040ez booklet online David's bill includes a blank “tip line,” with sample tip calculations of 15%, 18%, and 20% of the charges for food and beverages at the bottom of the bill beneath the signature line. 1040ez booklet online Because David is free to enter any amount on the “tip line” or leave it blank, any amount he includes is considered a tip. 1040ez booklet online Be sure to include this amount in your tip diary. 1040ez booklet online Sample Filled-in Form 4070 from Publication 1244 Please click here for the text description of the image. 1040ez booklet online Filled-in Form 4070 Reporting Tips to Your Employer Why report tips to your employer. 1040ez booklet online   You must report tips to your employer so that: Your employer can withhold federal income tax and social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes, Your employer can report the correct amount of your earnings to the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board (which affects your benefits when you retire or if you become disabled, or your family's benefits if you die), and You can avoid the penalty for not reporting tips to your employer (explained later). 1040ez booklet online What tips to report. 1040ez booklet online   Report to your employer only cash, check, and debit and credit card tips you receive. 1040ez booklet online   If your total tips for any 1 month from any one job are less than $20, do not report the tips for that month to that employer. 1040ez booklet online   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. 1040ez booklet online Do not report to your employer any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. 1040ez booklet online However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. 1040ez booklet online   Do not report the value of any noncash tips, such as tickets or passes, to your employer. 1040ez booklet online You do not pay social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on these tips. 1040ez booklet online How to report. 1040ez booklet online   If your employer does not give you any other way to report your tips, you can use Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer. 1040ez booklet online Fill in the information asked for on the form, sign and date the form, and give it to your employer. 1040ez booklet online A sample filled-in Form 4070 is shown above. 1040ez booklet online To get a 1-year supply of the form, ask the IRS or your employer for Publication 1244. 1040ez booklet online   If you do not use Form 4070, give your employer a statement with the following information. 1040ez booklet online Your name, address, and social security number. 1040ez booklet online Your employer's name, address, and business name (if it is different from your employer's name). 1040ez booklet online The month (or the dates of any shorter period) in which you received tips. 1040ez booklet online The total tips required to be reported for that period. 1040ez booklet online You must sign and date the statement. 1040ez booklet online Be sure to keep a copy with your tax or other personal records. 1040ez booklet online   Your employer may require you to report your tips more than once a month. 1040ez booklet online However, the statement cannot cover a period of more than 1 calendar month. 1040ez booklet online Electronic tip statement. 1040ez booklet online   Your employer can have you furnish your tip statements electronically. 1040ez booklet online When to report. 1040ez booklet online   Give your report for each month to your employer by the 10th of the next month. 1040ez booklet online If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, give your employer the report by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. 1040ez booklet online Example. 1040ez booklet online You must report your tips received in September 2014 by October 10, 2014. 1040ez booklet online Final report. 1040ez booklet online   If your employment ends during the month, you can report your tips when your employment ends. 1040ez booklet online Penalty for not reporting tips. 1040ez booklet online   If you do not report tips to your employer as required, you may be subject to a penalty equal to 50% of the social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes you owe on the unreported tips. 1040ez booklet online (For information about these taxes, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. 1040ez booklet online ) The penalty amount is in addition to the taxes you owe. 1040ez booklet online   You can avoid this penalty if you can show reasonable cause for not reporting the tips to your employer. 1040ez booklet online To do so, attach a statement to your return explaining why you did not report them. 1040ez booklet online Giving your employer money for taxes. 1040ez booklet online   Your regular pay may not be enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe on your regular pay plus your reported tips. 1040ez booklet online If this happens, you can give your employer money until the close of the calendar year to pay the rest of the taxes. 1040ez booklet online   If you do not give your employer enough money, your employer will apply your regular pay and any money you give to the taxes, in the following order. 1040ez booklet online All taxes on your regular pay. 1040ez booklet online Social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on your reported tips. 1040ez booklet online Federal, state, and local income taxes on your reported tips. 1040ez booklet online    Any taxes that remain unpaid can be collected by your employer from your next paycheck. 1040ez booklet online If withholding taxes remain uncollected at the end of the year, you may be subject to a penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes. 1040ez booklet online See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information. 1040ez booklet online    Uncollected taxes. 1040ez booklet online You must report on your tax return any social security and Medicare taxes, or railroad retirement taxes that remained uncollected at the end of 2013. 1040ez booklet online These uncollected taxes will be shown on your 2013 Form W-2. 1040ez booklet online See Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. 1040ez booklet online Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Your employer may participate in the Tip Rate Determination and Education Program. 1040ez booklet online The program was developed to help employees and employers understand and meet their tip reporting responsibilities. 1040ez booklet online There are two agreements under the program: the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) and the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment (TRAC). 1040ez booklet online A variation of the TRAC program, the Employer Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment, (EmTRAC) was designed to allow employers in the food and beverage industry to design and receive approval for their own TRAC programs. 1040ez booklet online For information on the EmTRAC program, see Notice 2001-1, which is on page 261 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-2 at www. 1040ez booklet online irs. 1040ez booklet online gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-02. 1040ez booklet online pdf. 1040ez booklet online If you are employed in the gaming industry, your employer may participate in the Gaming Industry Tip Compliance Agreement Program. 1040ez booklet online See Revenue Procedure 2007-32, 2007-22 I. 1040ez booklet online R. 1040ez booklet online B. 1040ez booklet online 1322, available at www. 1040ez booklet online irs. 1040ez booklet online gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb07_22. 1040ez booklet online pdf. 1040ez booklet online Your employer can provide you with a copy of any applicable agreement. 1040ez booklet online To find out more about these agreements, visit IRS. 1040ez booklet online gov and enter “restaurant tip reporting” in the search box. 1040ez booklet online You may also call 1-800-829-4933, visit www. 1040ez booklet online irs. 1040ez booklet online gov/localcontacts for the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in your area, or send an email to Tip. 1040ez booklet online Program@irs. 1040ez booklet online gov and request information on this program. 1040ez booklet online Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return How to report tips. 1040ez booklet online   Report your tips with your wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040A, line 7; Form 1040EZ, line 1; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. 1040ez booklet online What tips to report. 1040ez booklet online   Generally, you must report all tips you received in 2013 on your tax 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  If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. 1040ez booklet online Do not report on your income tax return any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. 1040ez booklet online However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. 1040ez booklet online    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month and did not report all of those tips to your employer, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer, later. 1040ez booklet online    If you did not keep a daily tip record as required and an amount is shown in box 8 of your Form W-2, see Allocated Tips, later. 1040ez booklet online   If you kept a daily tip record and reported tips to your employer as required under the rules explained earlier, add the following tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form W-2. 1040ez booklet online Cash and charge tips you received that totaled less than $20 for any month. 1040ez booklet online The value of noncash tips, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 1040ez booklet online Example. 1040ez booklet online Ben Smith began working at the Blue Ocean Restaurant (his only employer in 2013) on June 30 and received $10,000 in wages during the year. 1040ez booklet online Ben kept a daily tip record showing that his tips for June were $18 and his tips for the rest of the year totaled $7,000. 1040ez booklet online He was not required to report his June tips to his employer, but he reported all of the rest of his tips to his employer as required. 1040ez booklet online Ben's Form W-2 from Blue Ocean Restaurant shows $17,000 ($10,000 wages + $7,000 reported tips) in box 1. 1040ez booklet online He adds the $18 unreported tips to that amount and reports $17,018 as wages on his tax return. 1040ez booklet online Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad 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and B). 1040ez booklet online You must report these amounts as additional tax on your return. 1040ez booklet online   If you worked in the U. 1040ez booklet online S. 1040ez booklet online possessions and received Form W-2AS, Form W-2CM, Form W-2GU, or Form W-2VI, any uncollected taxes on tips will be shown in box 12 with codes A and B. 1040ez booklet online If you received Form 499R-2/W-2PR, any uncollected taxes will be shown in boxes 22 and 23. 1040ez booklet online Unlike the uncollected portion of the regular (1. 1040ez booklet online 45%) Medicare tax, the uncollected Additional Medicare Tax is not reported on Form W-2. 1040ez booklet online   To report these uncollected taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. 1040ez booklet online You can report these taxes on Form 1040, in the space next to line 60; Form 1040NR, line 59; Form 1040-SS, Part I, line 6; or Form 1040-PR, Part I, line 6. 1040ez booklet online See the instructions for the appropriate form and line number indicated, and Form 8959. 1040ez booklet online (You cannot file Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, or Form 1040NR-EZ. 1040ez booklet online ) Self-employed persons. 1040ez booklet online    If you receive tips as a self-employed person, you should report these tips as income on Schedule C or C-EZ. 1040ez booklet online See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information on reporting business income. 1040ez booklet online Allocated Tips If your employer allocated tips to you, they are shown separately in box 8 of your Form W-2. 1040ez booklet online They are not included in box 1 with your wages and reported tips. 1040ez booklet online If box 8 is blank, this discussion does not apply to you. 1040ez booklet online What are allocated tips. 1040ez booklet online   These are tips that your employer assigned to you in addition to the tips you reported to your employer for the year. 1040ez booklet online Your employer will have done this only if: You worked in an establishment (restaurant, cocktail lounge, or similar business) that must allocate tips to employees, and The tips you reported to your employer were less than your share of 8% of food and drink sales. 1040ez booklet online No income, social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes are withheld on allocated tips. 1040ez booklet online How were your allocated tips figured. 1040ez booklet online   The tips allocated to you are your share of an amount figured by subtracting the reported tips of all employees from 8% (or an approved lower rate) of food and drink sales (other than carryout sales and sales with a service charge of 10% or more). 1040ez booklet online Your share of that amount was figured using either a method provided by an employer-employee agreement or a method provided by IRS regulations based on employees' sales or hours worked. 1040ez booklet online For information about the exact allocation method used, ask your employer. 1040ez booklet online Must you report your allocated tips on your tax return. 1040ez booklet online   You must report tips you received in 2013 (including both cash and noncash tips) on your tax return as explained in What tips to report , earlier. 1040ez booklet online Any tips you reported to your employer in 2013 as required (explained under Reporting Tips to Your Employer , earlier) are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. 1040ez booklet online Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer as required. 1040ez booklet online This should include any allocated tips shown in box 8 on your Form(s) W-2, unless you have adequate records to show that you received less tips in the year than the allocated amount. 1040ez booklet online   See What tips to report under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, and Keeping a Daily Tip Record , earlier. 1040ez booklet online How to report allocated tips. 1040ez booklet online   If you received any tips in 2013 that you did not report to your employer as required (including allocated tips that you are required to report on your tax return), add these tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form(s) W-2 and report this amount as wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. 1040ez booklet online (You cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ). 1040ez booklet online    Because social security, Medicare, or Additional Medicare taxes were not withheld from the allocated tips, you must report those taxes as additional tax on your return. 1040ez booklet online Complete Form 4137 and include the allocated tips on line 1 of the form as provided in its instructions. 1040ez booklet online See Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, earlier. 1040ez booklet online How to request an approved lower rate. 1040ez booklet online   Your employer can use a tip rate lower than 8% (but not lower than 2%) to figure allocated tips only if the IRS approves the lower rate. 1040ez booklet online Either the employer or the employees can request approval of a lower rate by filing a petition with the IRS. 1040ez booklet online The petition must include specific information about the establishment that will justify the lower rate. 1040ez booklet online A user fee must be paid with the petition. 1040ez booklet online    An employee petition can be filed only with the consent of a majority of the directly tipped employees (waiters, bartenders, and others who receive tips directly from customers). 1040ez booklet online The petition must state the total number of directly tipped employees and the number of employees consenting to the petition. 1040ez booklet online Employees filing the petition must promptly notify the employer, and the employer must promptly give the IRS a copy of all Forms 8027, Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and 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information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1040ez booklet online If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 1040ez booklet online Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 1040ez booklet online Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez booklet online Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 1040ez booklet online Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 1040ez booklet online Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 1040ez booklet online You should receive your order within 10 business days. 1040ez booklet online Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. 1040ez booklet online Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. 1040ez booklet online Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. 1040ez booklet online Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez booklet online Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 1040ez booklet online The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 1040ez booklet online These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. 1040ez booklet online gsa. 1040ez booklet online gov/fedrelay. 1040ez booklet online Walk-in. 1040ez booklet online You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. 1040ez booklet online Products. 1040ez booklet online You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez booklet online Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 1040ez booklet online Services. 1040ez booklet online You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. 1040ez booklet online An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez booklet online If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. 1040ez booklet online No appointment is necessary—just walk in. 1040ez booklet online Before visiting, check www. 1040ez booklet online irs. 1040ez booklet online gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. 1040ez booklet online Mail. 1040ez booklet online You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 1040ez booklet online You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 1040ez booklet online  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez booklet online Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 1040ez booklet online   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 1040ez booklet online Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 1040ez booklet online What can TAS do for you? 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