As a server in the US, you likely rely on tips from guests as the bulk of your income. The question is, should you be claiming all your tips? (Spoiler alert: yes, you should.) Not only is it illegal not to, but it may hurt your income in the long run. Before you leave a busy shift with a pocket full of cash, make sure you claim your tips-it’s easier than you may think.
In this article we’ll cover:
- How much you should claim in tips as a server
- Reasons why you need to be claiming your tips
- How to claim tips at the end of each shift
- Dos and don’ts of claiming tips
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