Tag Archives: Tips

Be Patient With the Poor and the Young

  In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.   “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress.The little boy […]

Fish for a Day

Today TaxMama managed to crash the TaxQuips Forum. We’ll get it back up this morning. In the meantime, let’s talk about some of the issues that keep cropping up in the questions that I’ve seen these past few weeks.  

Salon Cut

Today TaxMama hears from Angela in Illinois, “I work in a salon and my boss is charging a 10% fee, or as he calls it “administration fees”, for us to receive tips on a credit card. Then our tips are given to us in our paycheck bi-monthly. So we are being taxed twice. I have […]

Employer Deductions

Today TaxMama hears from Myra in South Carolina, who asks, “Can an employer deduct 11% from employees’ wages and tell them that it is to cover the cost of processing credit cards? My son works in a restaurant where tips are added to credit cards and then the employees are charged this 11% by deducting […]