End taxing tips!
End taxing tips!
As a Bartender, Server, Tour Guide etc, I am a tipped worker. In my experience dealing with low wages in the service industry I know how rough it can be to keep up on bills and live with dignity, tips are the saving grace for workers who serve .
Our tips are not only what gets us through, they are a gift for our service! Tips are not a wage, and not an excuse for businesses to pay us under the federal minimum wage, what is known as “tip credits”. Tip credits, are basically a scam used by employers in some states to subsidize their businesses, meanwhile paying sometimes only around $2 an hour!!
This is an outrage!! Tips are a gift for good service NOT A WAGE! Gifts are not taxable up to the first $10,000-$15,000 and I believe with your help we can change the policy surrounding tips and the way they are classified by the IRS.
Tips are a gift not a wage! Managers get paid their salaries, while service workers get paid much less, therefore management should not be able to receive tips! Businesses owners sometimes receive a 200/1 ratio compared to their employees and therefore SHOULD NOT. receive the tips that you have been gifted.
This campaign will lift up workers of color, and women in the millions around our country! As well as our LGBTQIA friends and family.
Please stand with our friends in supporting this Change.org campaign to change policy surrounding tips and tipped workers nation wide!
Tips are a gift not a wage!!
Go to www.change.org/endthetiptax
Please sign and share this campaign with as many folks as you can!!
Looking forward to hearing from you! Together let’s keep more of our whole damn dollars!! By ending taxation on tips, and ending tip credits for good!