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Ms. Toad

(34,420 posts)
74. I wasn't commenting on whether tipped employees are complying with the law.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 10:05 PM
Feb 2024

Just commenting in response to the assertion that the money is income tax free.

And - pointing out serious long-term consequences that most of those not reporting their income are unaware of. My sister is currently (at age 64) living paycheck to paycheck, and her social security will never be sufficient to allow her to stop working in part because she has never reported her tips. (And she has less than $10,000 saved.) So, but for her very recent marriage to someone with significant savings, and inheritance from my parents that she will likely receive within the decade, she would be cleaning houses and other labor best suited to those much younger than she is for the rest of her life. Most folks in her situation have access to neither.

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Hello. Back again I see. GP6971 Feb 2024 #31
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Right wingers sure get triggered when facts don't comport with their narrative! SunSeeker Feb 2024 #67
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Anytime. William769 Feb 2024 #42
Thank you for alerting. yardwork Feb 2024 #26
And another (or the same) takes their place. Alerting again. NoRethugFriends Feb 2024 #30
So, Willis travels with cash. Hugin Feb 2024 #2
And she already explained PatSeg Feb 2024 #4
Good point. Hugin Feb 2024 #7
And apparently PatSeg Feb 2024 #15
Exactly! Hugin Feb 2024 #19
I'm glad it was brought up PatSeg Feb 2024 #22
I meant the issue of... Hugin Feb 2024 #24
Oh yes, I agree PatSeg Feb 2024 #25
I suppose if the process leads to a little more... Hugin Feb 2024 #34
Sixty year old white guy FHRRK Feb 2024 #33
Yes, I always have cash on me as well PatSeg Feb 2024 #44
Cash is king for me also. I see no reason to pay the banks that 3% fee erronis Feb 2024 #52
Servers love customers like you PatSeg Feb 2024 #58
Cash tips are also tax free to the recipient if not declared to the IRS MichMan Feb 2024 #60
Not necessarily PatSeg Feb 2024 #62
Anyone who doesn't declare them is (1) violating the law and Ms. Toad Feb 2024 #68
What percentage of people getting paid in cash do you believe honestly report every dollar to the IRS? MichMan Feb 2024 #73
I wasn't commenting on whether tipped employees are complying with the law. Ms. Toad Feb 2024 #74
My credit card was replaced twice in 6 months for fraud DBoon Feb 2024 #81
i always have some et tu Feb 2024 #36
I think it is generational now PatSeg Feb 2024 #46
Her dad did a great job of explaining it on the witness stand. SunSeeker Feb 2024 #51
Yes, he did PatSeg Feb 2024 #59
I now usually use a credit card for groceries and other transactions. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #8
Yes, I can't imagine PatSeg Feb 2024 #17
I'd rather use bdamomma Feb 2024 #82
Anecdotal corroboration Stinky The Clown Feb 2024 #3
Cash is King, electronic credit can have glitches, hacks, outages, cyber attacks bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #5
I always have cash. CrispyQ Feb 2024 #6
Me Too RobinA Feb 2024 #14
That is another point to consider. Mobile pay apps are really new. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #43
Oh Oh! This is bad for DA Willis. Who am I kidding? It is bad for Trump and his cohorts. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #10
She even left a generous tip. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #12
I'm guessing that she had the receipt too? Hugin Feb 2024 #16
I usually trash or lose my receipts. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #38
So having $400.00 in cash while on holiday is suspicious? hadEnuf Feb 2024 #13
no you guys are missing the point jcgoldie Feb 2024 #20
When I used to work in sales in a high-end electronics store in NY NYC Liberal Feb 2024 #18
My mother, an Asian woman, only pays in cash. For everything. LexVegas Feb 2024 #21
Only thing this shows is that she is an alcoholic tulipsandroses Feb 2024 #27
Unfortunately, these days we always need the sarcasm note. Biophilic Feb 2024 #39
Yes. The sarcasm smilie is helpful. Especially in a string that as already drawn alerts. TomSlick Feb 2024 #41
I've been guilty of not taking my dad's advice tulipsandroses Feb 2024 #28
I always carry cash. Wish my kids would. Ya never know when you might need it. dameatball Feb 2024 #37
They didn't kneel on her neck for nine minutes did they? twodogsbarking Feb 2024 #45
I've read about Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, and other black performers who only accepted payment in cash. Midnight Writer Feb 2024 #47
Be cautious about sharing your money habits Marthe48 Feb 2024 #48
Not only that, she also stated she takes it all with her when she travels anywhere MichMan Feb 2024 #61
I was concerned about that. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #64
Sadly, Willis and her dad had no choice, they were forced to state this info to clear Willis' name. SunSeeker Feb 2024 #75
I was worried too. However after seeing her testify, bet a robber would get shamed, ass kicked or shot. Silent Type Feb 2024 #77
Good for Fani Roc2020 Feb 2024 #49
And.....?.... NNadir Feb 2024 #50
What a load of crap pfitz59 Feb 2024 #53
Leave it to the Republicans DENVERPOPS Feb 2024 #54
Cash Old Okie Feb 2024 #55
She said she didn't really care for wine, but preferred vodka MichMan Feb 2024 #66
So what? Cash is legal tender. AllyCat Feb 2024 #56
Has Brody been fired yet? As long as bills are paid, whose FSogol Feb 2024 #57
She spent $300 on two bottles - I can't believe they didn't comp her tasting fee Beaverhausen Feb 2024 #63
See Fani. See Donny. See Fani and Donny. Blue Owl Feb 2024 #65
No questions about Moses Mike's GenThePerservering Feb 2024 #69
"This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" -- When did that end? Hekate Feb 2024 #71
Try buying a ticket or paying for concessions at a major sporting event with cash MichMan Feb 2024 #76
Understood -- and I find that fairly offensive. I have credit cards, and use them. But still. Hekate Feb 2024 #79
During Covid, those who accept money were rightly concerned about the exposure to pathogens present on cash MichMan Feb 2024 #84
Cash is spent in Napa every fucking day. Lots of it. ZonkerHarris Feb 2024 #72
I used to pay for all routine daily transactions exclusively in cash, but inflation and the end of post-pay gas pumping Midwestern Democrat Feb 2024 #78
Weird. I've been to Acumen Wines and paid in cash also. Nice place. jalan48 Feb 2024 #80
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