Pay Your Taxes
You don't want Uncle Sam breathing down you neck wondering where his
Many bars will claim your tips and pay your taxes for you. This
is ideal as you will get paperwork from them at the end of the year and often get a tax return. If you
work at a bar where you are responsible for claiming your own tips, pay your taxes. Its that
simple. There's a lot of reasons to pay your taxes even outside of the idea that you may get
1. You need income
By this I mean that in order to get approved for a car load,
mortgage, or even an appartment lease you need to be able to show proof of income outside of the wad of cash in
your sock drawer. Noone is going to loan money to someone who cannot prove on paper that they are able to pay
it back. You may say thiat you can simply buy your car with cash. Well, that brings us to our next
If you start buying things like cars and houses and have not
claimed any income in recent years you're going to have a hard time explaining to the IRS where that money came
from. If you don't pay your taxes and the IRS finds out you will be stuck with huge fines and may even be
facing jail time.
3. Its easy
Some people don't pay their taxes because they simply dont know how. All you need to
do is go to any of the popular tax firms and tell them how much you made. They will ask you a series of
quesions about living expences, dependents, and a variety of other things. These people do this for a
living. They know what they are doing so you don't have to. If you don't want to go somewhere to
get your taxes done there is software available that you can use from your home
The point is that if the bar you work in doesn't claim your tips for you, you probably should.
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