(READ) House Republicans propose law to exempt tips from being taxed

Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) and Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) have introduced the “Tax Free Tips Act of 2024” to provide financial relief to service-industry workers by eliminating federal income and employment taxes on their tips.

President Donald Trump recently announced this initiative as one of his top legislative priorities.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) is an original co-sponsor.

“As the cost of living continues to rise, the hardworking men and women in the service industry, many of whom may be working a second job to make ends meet, must be allowed to keep every dollar of tip money they earn. I am proud to join with Rep. Thomas Massie in co-leading this important tax-relief legislation,” said Gaetz.

“Ron Paul had it right and so does Donald Trump,” said Massie (R-Kentucky). “Taxing tips is regressive and goes against American tradition. But now digital payments allow the government to tax every transaction, even those that historically have not been taxed. With inflation raging, it only makes sense to eliminate the tax on tips and provide relief to working folks.”

Full text of Congressmen Gaetz and Massie’s legislation can be found HERE.

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7 thoughts on “(READ) House Republicans propose law to exempt tips from being taxed”

  1. While admittedly I am one who has enjoyed tax free tips throughout my working career (and still tip in cash to help out fellow servers), is it really fair for tipped employees to not pay income tax on their entire income and minimum wage workers to be taxed on theirs? (not that minimum wage workers actually pay taxes but that’s another story)

  2. This is absolute bull. Many servers and bartenders make quote a bit of money especially if you break it down by the hours worked. I once made over $100 in tips in one hour and that was quite a few years ago. I know many tipped workers who make more money then o do in my office job. This is just another case of generalizing that some people don’t make much money so therefore we’re going to count entire millions of people in that same category without knowing the facts and those people are going to have special privileges while everybody else has to pay. It’s also vote pandering in my opinion.

  3. I propose a “Ginger Reduction Act” where everyone with red hair gets a $2,000 deduction on their income tax.

    And what about left-handed people like me? After having to face the challenges that a right-handed society has put in our way for an entire lifetime — why scissors alone are a criminal offense! I think it only makes sense to reimburse us for the pain and suffering we have had to endure to the tune of $5,000 per year.

    Yes, the only way to solve our social/cultural problems is to further divide up humanity into more and more protected tribes, and create unique laws and carve-outs to every one. Screw blind justice! That’s a worn out magic idea whose time has past.

  4. Richard J Sinnott

    When the 16th Amendment was passed a century ago, a man’s wages were NOT considered to be income.

    Income described profits made on investments such as real estate.

  5. Stephanie Demi Battaglia

    Not everyone lives in a big city or places where people spend a lot of money going out. I always thought the government grabbing money from the wait staff was over the line. Personally, I think dealing with the public has to be one of the hardest jobs out there. I would not want to have to put a smile on my face when dealing with some of the snobs out there.
    Especially, when they take our tax dollars and fund wars that are not our business.
    Just because it says to leave a comment doesn’t mean you should.

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